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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is one of the odder Joe Henderson recordings. The four lengthy selections not only feature the great tenor-saxophonist but the piano and harp of Alice Coltrane during one of her rare appearances as a sideman, violinist Michael White, bassist Charlie Haden, percussionist Kenneth Nash and Baba Duru Oshun on tablas. The somewhat spiritual nature of the music Henderson's compositions are titled "Fire," "Air," "Water" and "Earth" and the presence of Alice Coltrane makes these Eastern-flavored performances rather unique if not all that essential: an early example of world music in jazz. This recording has been reissued as part of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is one of the odder Joe Henderson recordings. The four lengthy selections not only feature the great tenor-saxophonist but the piano and harp of Alice Coltrane during one of her rare appearances as a sideman, violinist Michael White, bassist Charlie Haden, percussionist Kenneth Nash and Baba Duru Oshun on tablas. The somewhat spiritual nature of the music Henderson's compositions are titled "Fire," "Air," "Water" and "Earth" and the presence of Alice Coltrane makes these Eastern-flavored performances rather unique if not all that essential: an early example of world music in jazz. This recording has been reissued as part of Henderson's eight-CD Milestone box set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/1996
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218691321
  • Catalog Number: 913
  • Sales rank: 132,211

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fire (11:07)
  2. 2 Air (9:53)
  3. 3 Water (7:27)
  4. 4 Earth (13:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Henderson Primary Artist, Flute, Piano, Alto Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Kenneth Nash Percussion, Conga, Drums, Gong, Vocals, Wood Flute, Narrator, African Bells, Indian Bells, Chinese Bells
Ndugu Drums, Drums
Alice Coltrane Piano, Harmonium, Harp, Tambourine, Tamboura
Charlie Haden Bass
Baba Duru Oshun Percussion, Tabla
Michael White Violin
Technical Credits
Kenneth Nash Contributor
Richard Warner Composer
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Contributor
Richard Heenan Engineer
Orrin Keepnews Producer
Baba Duru Oshun Contributor
Skip Shimmin Remixing
Joe Tarantino Remastering
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