Joe Henderson: State Of The Tenor: Live At The Village Vanguard Vol 1 (LP)
2015 Remaster for Blue Note 75th Anniversary 180gm Vinyl
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Joe Henderson – The State Of The Tenor: Live At The Village Vanguard Volume 1
A Blue Note essential, State Of The Tenor, Live At The Village Vanguard Vol. 1 is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary vinyl reissue campaign, featuring 100 titles; key to the initiative is high-quality audio at affordable prices.
Newly Remastered for Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl!
From November 14 to 16 in 1985, the Joe Henderson trio held court at the Village Vanguard for a legendary 10-set engagement, some of which was recorded for Blue Note and released in 1986 as two volumes under the declarative banner The State of the Tenor. The saxophone titan was 48 at the time and sat comfortably at the top of the heap among his peers.
The great pugilist of the instrument, his muscular approach was reflective of the brash sensibility of the '80s; the heavy hitters joining him onstage, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Al Foster, complemented Henderson's take-no-prisoners style with a sense of airy restraint, swinging big when they needed to fill in the negative space.
Newly remastered for vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
"...features Henderson in top form...The State of the Tenor is well worth acquiring." -Scott Yanow, allmusic.com
• Vinyl LP
• Remastered & reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary campaign
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note Titles
• First run pressings to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone
Ron Carter, bass
Al Foster, drums
2. Friday the Thirteenth
3. Happy Reunion
1. Loose Change
2. Ask Me Now