Joe Henderson discography

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This is the discography for American jazz musician Joe Henderson.

Year indicates (latest) recording date; releases were usually in the same year or at least the following, otherwise noted. Albums without available recording dates are placed at the end of presumed year of recording.[1]

As leader[edit]

Year of recording Album Notes Label
1963 Page One Quintet with Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Butch Warren and Pete La Roca Blue Note
1963 Our Thing Quintet with Kenny Dorham, Andrew Hill, Eddie Khan and Pete La Roca Blue Note
1964 In 'n Out Quintet with Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Richard Davis and Elvin Jones Blue Note
1964 Inner Urge Quartet with McCoy Tyner, Bob Cranshaw and Elvin Jones Blue Note
1966 Mode for Joe Septet with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter and Joe Chambers Blue Note
1967 The Kicker Sextet with Mike Lawrence, Grachan Moncur III, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter and Louis Hayes Milestone
1967-68 Tetragon Quartets with Kenny Barron/Don Friedman, Ron Carter and Louis Hayes/Jack DeJohnette Milestone
1968 Four Live – Quartet with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb Verve
1968 Straight, No Chaser Live – Quartet with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb Verve
1969 Power to the People Quartet/Quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette and Mike Lawrence Milestone
1970 If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem Live – Quintet/Sextet with Woody Shaw, George Cables, Ron McClure, Lenny White and Tony Waters. Expanded re-release in 2004 as At the Lighthouse. Milestone
1970-71 In Pursuit of Blackness Live – Sextet with Woody Shaw, George Cables, Ron McClure, Lenny White and Tony Waters
Studio – Sextet with Curtis Fuller, Pete Yellin, George Cables, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White
1971 Joe Henderson in Japan Live – Quartet with Hideo Ichikawa, Kunimitsu Inaba and Motohiko Hino Milestone
1972 Black Is the Color Quintet/Octet with George Cables, David Horowitz, Georg Wadenius, Dave Holland, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, and Ralph MacDonald Milestone
1973 Multiple Quintet/Sextet with Larry Willis, James Ulmer, John Thomas, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and Arthur Jenkins Milestone
1973 The Elements Quintet/Septet with Alice Coltrane, Charlie Haden, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Kenneth Nash, Baba Duru Oshun and Michael White Milestone
1973 Canyon Lady Sextet + Brass Section with Mark Levine, John Heard, Eric Gravatt, Carmelo Garcia, Victor Pantoja, Julian Priester, Luis Gasca, George Duke, Oscar Brashear, John Hunt, Hadley Caliman, Ray Pizzi, Vincent Denham, Nicholas Tenbroek, and Francisco Aguabella Milestone
1975 Black Miracle Ensemble with Oscar Brashear, Snooky Young, George Bohanon, Don Waldrop, Hadley Caliman, Dawilli Gonga, Lee Ritenour, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason and Bill Summers Milestone
1974-75 Black Narcissus Quintets with Joachim Kühn, Patrick Gleeson, David Friesen/Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Daniel Humair/Jack DeJohnette and Bill Summers Milestone
1977 Barcelona Trio with Wayne Darling and Ed Soph Enja
1979 Relaxin' at Camarillo Quartets with Chick Corea, Richard Davis/Tony Dumas and Peter Erskine/Tony Williams Contemporary
1980 Mirror Mirror Quartet with Chick Corea, Ron Carter and Billy Higgins MPS
1985 The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2 Live – Trio with Ron Carter and Al Foster Blue Note
1987 An Evening with Joe Henderson Live – Trio with Charlie Haden and Al Foster Red
1987 More from an Evening with Joe Henderson Live – Trio with Charlie Haden and Al Foster Red
1991 The Standard Joe Trio with Rufus Reid and Al Foster Red
1991 Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn Quintet with Wynton Marsalis, Stephen Scott, Christian McBride and Gregory Hutchinson Verve
1993 So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles) Quartet with John Scofield, Dave Holland and Al Foster Verve
1995 Double Rainbow: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim Quartet/Quintet with Eliane Elias/Herbie Hancock, Oscar Castro-Neves, Nico Assumpção/Christian McBride and Paulo Braga/Jack DeJohnette Verve
1992-96 Big Band Big Band with Dick Oatts, Pete Yellin, Steve Wilson, Bobby Porcelli, Craig Handy, Rich Perry, Tim Ries, Charles Pillow, Joe Temperley, Gary Smulyan, Freddie Hubbard, Raymond Vega, Idrees Sulieman, Jimmy Owens, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Marcus Belgrave, Nicholas Payton, Tony Kadleck, Michael Mossman, Virgil Jones, Earl Gardner, Byron Stripling, Conrad Herwig, Jimmy Knepper, Robin Eubanks, Keith O'Quinn, Larry Farrell, Kiane Zawadi, David Taylor, Douglas Purviance, Chick Corea, Helio Alves, Ronnie Mathews, Christian McBride, Joe Chambers, Al Foster, Lewis Nash and Paulinho Braga Verve
1997 Porgy & Bess Septet with Conrad Herwig, John Scofield, Stefon Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Chaka Khan and Sting Verve

As sideman[edit]

Sortable table
Date Leading artist Album Label Notes
1963 Kenny Dorham The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963 Uptown released 2009
1963 Kenny Dorham Una Mas Blue Note
1963 Grant Green Am I Blue Blue Note
1963 Antonio Diaz "Chocolaté" Mena Eso Es Latin Jazz...Man! Audio Fidelity Henderson solo on one track
1963 Johnny Coles Little Johnny C Blue Note
1963 Blue Mitchell Step Lightly Blue Note released 1980
1963 Grant Green Idle Moments Blue Note
1963 Andrew Hill Black Fire Blue Note
1963 Lee Morgan The Sidewinder Blue Note
1963 Bobby Hutcherson The Kicker Blue Note released 1999
1964 Freddie Roach Brown Sugar Blue Note
1964 Andrew Hill Point of Departure Blue Note
1964 Grant Green Solid Blue Note released 1979
1964 Kenny Dorham Trompeta Toccata Blue Note
1964 Horace Silver Song for My Father Blue Note
1964 Duke Pearson Wahoo! Blue Note
1964 Horace Silver Live 1964 Emerald
1965 Freddie Hubbard Blue Spirits Blue Note
1965 Andrew Hill Pax Blue Note released in part 1975, as a whole 2006
1965 Pete La Roca Basra Blue Note
1965 Horace Silver The Cape Verdean Blues Blue Note
1965 Lee Morgan The Rumproller Blue Note
1965 Larry Young Unity Blue Note
1965 Woody Shaw In the Beginning Muse released 1983, expanded re-issue in 1989 as Cassandranite
1966 Nat Adderley Sayin' Somethin' Atlantic
1966 Joe Zawinul Money in the Pocket Atlantic
1966 Bobby Hutcherson Stick-Up! Blue Note
1966 Lee Morgan Delightfulee Blue Note
1966 Nat Adderley Live at Memory Lane Atlantic
1966 Herbie Hancock Blow-Up (soundtrack) MGM
1966 Duke Pearson Sweet Honey Bee Blue Note
1966 Roy Ayers Virgo Vibes Atlantic
1967 McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy Blue Note
1968 Nat Adderley The Scavenger Milestone
1969 Herbie Hancock The Prisoner Blue Note
1969 George Benson Tell It Like It Is A&M/CTI
1969 Miroslav Vitouš Infinite Search Embryo released 1970, aka Mountain in the Clouds 1972
1969 Herbie Hancock Fat Albert Rotunda Warner
1970 Mose Allison Hello There, Universe Atlantic
1970 Alice Coltrane Ptah, the El Daoud Impulse!
1970 Freddie Hubbard Red Clay CTI
1970 Freddie Hubbard Straight Life CTI
1971 Blue Mitchell Vital Blue Mainstream
1971 Luis Gasca For Those Who Chant Blue Thumb
1971 Bill Cosby Bill Cosby Presents Badfoot Brown and the Bunions Bradford Funeral Marching Band Uni
1972 Bill Evans / George Russell Orchestra Living Time Columbia
1973 David Amram Subway Night RCA Victor
1973 Babatunde Olatunji Soul Makossa Paramount
1973 Ron Carter All Blues CTI
1973 Johnny Hammond Higher Ground Kudu
1973 Flora Purim Butterfly Dreams Milestone
1973 Charles Earland Leaving This Planet Prestige
1974 Luis Gasca Born to Love You Fantasy
1974 Patrice Rushen Prelusion Prestige
1975 Kenny Burrell Ellington Is Forever, Ellington Is Forever Volume Two Fantasy
1976 Coke Escovedo Comin' at Ya! Mercury
1976 Roy Ayers Daddy Bug & Friends Atlantic
1976 Rick Laird Soft Focus Timeless Muse
1977 Flora Purim Encounter Milestone
1977 Richard Davis Fancy Free Galaxy
1977 Richard Davis Way Out West Muse released 1980, from the same 2-day session as Fancy Free
1977 Woody Shaw Rosewood Columbia
1978 Freddie Hubbard Super Blue Columbia
1979 Roy Haynes Vistalite Galaxy
1979 Jerry Rusch Rush Hour Jeru/Inner City
1979 Ron Carter Parade Milestone
1979 Art Farmer Yama CTI
1979 J. J. Johnson Pinnacles Milestone
1980 George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band Live at the "Quartier Latin" Berlin MPS
1980 Joanne Brackeen Ancient Dynasty Tappan Zee
1980 James Leary Legacy Blue Collar
1980 (All-Star Band) Aurex Jazz Festival: Jazz of the 80's Eastworld
1981 Chick Corea Live in Montreux Stretch released 1994
1981 Freddie Hubbard A Little Night Music Fantasy released 1983
1981 Lenny White Echoes of an Era Elektra Musician
1981 Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Lenny White The Griffith Park Collection Elektra Musician
1982 Mal Waldron One Entrance, Many Exits Palo Alto
1982 Lenny White The Griffith Park Collection 2: In Concert Elektra Musician
1982 Lenny White Echoes of an Era 2: The Concert Elektra Musician
1983 Dave Friesen Amber Skies Palo Alto
1986 Randy Brecker In the Idiom Denon
1986 The Paris Reunion Band For Klook Gazell
1987 Wynton Marsalis Thick in the South: Soul Gestures in Southern Blue, Vol. 1 Columbia released 1991
1987 Neil Swainson 49th Parallel Concord
1987 Akio Sasajima Akio with Joe Henderson Muse
1987 Cindy Blackman Arcane Muse
1987 George Gruntz Concert Band '87 Happening Now! HatART
1987 The Paris Reunion Band Hot Licks Sonet
1988 Frank Morgan Reflections Contemporary
1988 Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson Tenor Tribute Soul Note
1988 The Paris Reunion Band Jazzbühne Berlin '88 Amiga
1988 Mulgrew Miller The Countdown Landmark
1988 Akio Sasajima Humpty Dumpty BRC Jam
1988 Jon Ballantyne Sky Dance Justin Time
1989 Charlie Haden / Joe Henderson / Al Foster Tribute to Joe Henderson Verve released 2004
1989 Donald Byrd Getting Down to Business Landmark
1990 Renee Rosnes For the Moment Blue Note
1990 Ernie Wilkins Kaleido Duke Birdology
1990 Kevin Hays El matador Evidence
1990 Bruce Hornsby A Night on the Town BMG Henderson on two tracks
1991 Donald Byrd A City Called Heaven Landmark
1991 Rebecca Coupe Franks Suite of Armor Justice
1991 McCoy Tyner New York Reunion Chesky
1991 Donald Brown Cause and Effect Muse
1991 Valery Ponomarev Profile Reservoir
1991 Walter Norris Sunburst Concord
1991 Todd Coolman Lexicon Double-Time
1991 James Williams James Williams Meets the Saxophone Masters DIW/Columbia
1991 Joe Gilman Treasure Chest Timeless
1991 Rickie Lee Jones Pop Pop Geffen Henderson on two tracks
1992 Kenny Garrett Black Hope Warner Bros.
1992 Bruce Forman Forman on the Job Kamei Henderson on four tracks
1992 Mulgrew Miller Hand in Hand Novus
1993 Bheki Mseleku Timelessness Verve Henderson on one track
1994 Kitty Margolis Evolution Mad-Kat Henderson on five tracks
1994 Roy Hargrove With the Tenors of Our Time Verve Henderson on two tracks
1994 James Williams Up to the Minute Blues DIW Henderson on four tracks
1995 Shirley Horn The Main Ingredient Verve Henderson on two tracks
1998 Terence Blanchard Jazz in Film Sony



  1. ^ Cf. Joe Henderson Discography & Chronology at Jazz Discography. Retrieved November 25, 2012
  2. ^ Jazz great Henderson gets musical start in Lima the419 | Our Founders Archived 2015-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Original liner notes to Page One by Kenny Dorham
  4. ^ Mel Martin, Interview with Joe Henderson Archived 2007-07-05 at the Wayback Machine, in The Saxophone Journal, March/April 1991. Retrieved April 24, 2007.
  5. ^ Scott Yanow, Allmusic Biography Retrieved June 25, 2009.