The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2 is a live double album by the American saxophonist Joe Henderson, that was released on Blue Note records in 1986. The album features Henderson in a trio with Ron Carter on bass and Al Foster on drums, recorded live at the Village Vanguard. The recording was originally issued on two separate LPs.
Allmusic awarded the album with 4.5 stars and its review by Steve Huey states: "It is not only a fine trio outing, but a series of performances in which Henderson strips songs to their essence, turning them into his own vision."