Our Thing (album)

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Our Thing
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Studio album by
ReleasedEnd of May 1964[1]
RecordedSeptember 9, 1963
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
LabelBlue Note
BST 84152
ProducerAlfred Lion
Joe Henderson chronology
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Our Thing
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Our Thing is the second album by American jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson on Blue Note. It features performances by Henderson, trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Andrew Hill, drummer Pete La Roca and bassist Eddie Khan of originals by Henderson and Dorham. The CD reissue added a bonus take of "Teeter Totter".


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4.5 stars stating "Even at this relatively early stage, Joe Henderson showed his potential as a great tenorman.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Teeter Totter" – 8:33 (Henderson)
  2. "Pedro's Time" – 10:04 (Dorham)
  3. "Our Thing" – 5:36 (Henderson)
  4. "Back Road" – 6:19 (Dorham)
  5. "Escapade" – 8:05 (Dorham)
  6. "Teeter Totter" [alternate take] – 7:10 Bonus track on CD





  1. ^ Billboard May 23, 1964
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 12, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 687. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.