Joe Henderson – Fire (1974)

Fire is the first track on The Elements, the album by American saxophonist Joe Henderson, released in 1974 on Milestone. Recorded at Village Recorders, Los Angeles, 1973. 1. “Fire” – 11:08 / 2. “Air” – 9:50 /  3. “Water” – 7:31 /  4. “Earth” – 13:07 Joe Henderson – Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Alto Flute Alice Coltrane – Piano, Harp, Tambura, Harmonium Charlie Hayden – Bass Leon “Ndugu” Chancler – Drums (1, … Continue reading Joe Henderson – Fire (1974)

Art Pepper – Nature Boy (1979)

Nature Boy is the second track on the album Straight Life by saxophonist Art Pepper. Recorded September 1979 at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA and released same year on Galaxy Records. Brilliant music. Art Pepper (September 1, 1925 – June 15, 1982), born Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr., was an American alto saxophonist and clarinetist. About Pepper, Scott Yanow of All Music stated, “In the 1950s he was one of … Continue reading Art Pepper – Nature Boy (1979)

Joe Henderson – Earth (1973)

Joe Henderson was a true genius and a unique musical visionary. “Elements” is a testament to both of those attributes for it really is in a league all its own. Spritual jazz-fusion…….yes, absolutely…..but it’s more than that. It’s celestial, cosmic, and trance inducing for it takes the listener on a musical excursion…..dark and mysterious…..unlike any other. Alice Coltrane undoubtedly cotributed alot to this, for the … Continue reading Joe Henderson – Earth (1973)