Presenting Ernie Henry

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Presenting Ernie Henry
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Studio album by Ernie Henry
Released 1956
Recorded August 23 & 30, 1956
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:48
Label Riverside
RLP 12-222
Producer Orrin Keepnews
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Presenting Ernie Henry is the debut album by American jazz saxophonist Ernie Henry featuring tracks recorded in 1956 for the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with Scott Yanow stating "Altoist Ernie Henry's first of three sessions as a leader, all of which were made within 16 months of his premature death, served as a strong debut... Throughout the date, Henry hints strongly at the great potential he had".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ernie Henry except as indicated

  1. "Gone with the Wind" (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) - 3:24
  2. "Orient" - 5:10
  3. "Free Flight" - 5:48
  4. "Checkmate" - 5:55
  5. "Active Ingredients" - 5:03
  6. "I Should Care" (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 5:07
  7. "Cleo's Chant" - 8:21
  • Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios in New York City on August 23 (tracks 1-4) and August 30 (tracks 5-7), 1956



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed August 28, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 28, 2012