In Pursuit of Blackness

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In Pursuit of Blackness
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Studio album by Joe Henderson
Released End of November 1971[1]
Recorded May 12, 1971 (#1, 3, 5)
Decca Studios, New York City
September 25-26, 1970 (#2, 4)
Lighthouse Café, Hermosa Beach
Genre Jazz
Length 43:19
Label Milestone
MSP 9034
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Joe Henderson chronology
"If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem"
(1970)"If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem"1970
In Pursuit of Blackness
Joe Henderson in Japan
(1971)Joe Henderson in Japan1971

In Pursuit of Blackness is an album by American saxophonist Joe Henderson, released in 1971 on Milestone. It features three tracks recorded in studio in 1971 and two tracks recorded live at the legendary Lighthouse Café in 1970.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
All About Jazz (mixed) [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All pieces by Joe Henderson, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "No Me Esqueca" - 7:08
  2. "Invitation" (Bronislau Kaper) - 7:34
  3. "A Shade of Jade" - 7:45
  4. "Gazelle" - 7:33
  5. "Mind Over Matter" - 13:19



  1. ^ Billboard Nov 27, 1971
  2. ^ In Pursuit of Blackness at AllMusic
  3. ^ Spencer, Robert (1 June 1999). "Joe Henderson: In Pursuit of Blackness / Black is the Color". Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 100. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.