This album (which has been included in Joe Henderson's complete, eight-CD Milestone Years box set) has quite a few classic moments. At that point in time, tenor saxophonist Henderson was a sideman with Herbie Hancock's Sextet, so Hancock was happy to perform as a sideman, doubling on piano and electric piano, with the all-star group, which also includes trumpeter Mike Lawrence, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Highlights are many and include the original version of "Black Narcissus," "Isotope," a lyrical rendition of "Lazy Afternoon," and the free-form "Foresight and Afterthought."
Performance CreditsJoe Henderson Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Ron Carter Bass,Electric Bass
Jack DeJohnette Drums
Herbie Hancock Piano,Electric Piano
Mike Lawrence Trumpet
Technical CreditsOrrin Keepnews Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Annotation,Original Album Producer
Charles Stewart Cover Photo
John Murello Cover Design
Larissa Collins Art Direction
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Joe Henderson at his best. Simply an amazing and beatiful album. Joe puts forth a study in lyricism and technique that will dazzle. Enduring songs that only the more advanced Jazz players would even attempt. Complex simplicity. This is a giant Album from a Giant Player.