Mode for Joe

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Mode for Joe
Studio album by Joe Henderson
Released November 1966
Recorded January 27, 1966
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz, hard bop
Length 49:27 (2003 release)
Label Blue Note
BST 84227
Producer Alfred Lion
Joe Henderson chronology
Inner Urge
(1964)Inner Urge1964
Mode for Joe
The Kicker
(1967)The Kicker1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Mode for Joe is the fifth studio album by American jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson, recorded and released in 1966. It would be the last Blue Note album to feature Henderson as a leader in the classic era. However, the live albums The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2 followed nearly 20 years later.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Joe Henderson except where noted.

  1. "A Shade of Jade" – 7:08
  2. "Mode for Joe" (Walton) – 8:00
  3. "Black" (Walton) – 6:51
  4. "Caribbean Fire Dance" – 6:41
  5. "Granted" – 7:20
  6. "Free Wheelin'" (Morgan) – 6:39
  7. "Black" [Alternate Take] – 6:48 Bonus track on CD



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Mode for Joe – Joe Henderson | AllMusic". Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ Aaron, S. Victor. "Joe Henderson: Mode for Joe". Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 100. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.