Our Thing (album)

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Our Thing
Our Thing (album).jpg
Studio album by Joe Henderson
Released End of May 1964[1]
Recorded September 9, 1963
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 45:49
Label Blue Note
BST 84152
Producer Alfred Lion
Joe Henderson chronology
Page One
(1963)Page One1963
Our Thing
In 'n Out
(1964)In 'n Out1964

Our Thing is the second release by American jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson on Blue Note. It features performances by Henderson, Kenny Dorham, Andrew Hill, Pete La Roca and 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
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Teeter Totter" (Henderson) – 8:33
  2. "Pedro's Time"(Dorham) – 10:04
  3. "Our Thing" (Henderson) – 5:36
  4. "Back Road" (Dorham) – 6:19
  5. "Escapade" (Dorham) – 8:05
  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