Joe Henderson Quintet at the Lighthouse

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Joe Henderson Quintet at the Lighthouse is a live album recorded at the Lighthouse Café, Hermosa Beach, California, between September 24, 1970 and September 26, 1970. Personnel include Woody Shaw on trumpet and flugelhorn, George Cables on electric piano, Ron McClure on acoustic bass (electric bass on track 8 only), and Lenny White on drums. Tony Waters plays congas on tracks 1, 8 and 9 only.

The 2004 CD release (Milestone, MCD-47104-2) contains performances of the following compositions:

Track # Title Composer Length
1. Caribbean Fire Dance J. Henderson 5:37
2. Recorda-Me J. Henderson 8:19
3. A Shade of Jade J. Henderson 10:31
4. Isotope J. Henderson 4:30
5. 'Round Midnight B. Hanigen, C. Williams, T. Monk 9:02
6. Mode for Joe C. Walton 8:34
7. Invitation B. Kaper, P.F. Webster 7:33
8. If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem J. Henderson 11:30
9. Blue Bossa K. Dorham 9:43
10. Closing Theme J. Henderson 0:47

Tracks 1, 5, 6 and 8-10 were originally released on "If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem". Track 7 was originally released on "In Pursuit of Blackness/Black is the Color". All tracks were subsequently released on "Joe Henderson: The Milestone Years."


  • AllMusic Review by Ron Wynn: "Firehouse playing from the wonderful team of Henderson and Woody Shaw."