Joe Henderson’s ‘Inner Urge’ is his fourth album as a leader recorded on November 30, 1964 with Mccoy Tyner, Bob Cranshaw and Elvin Jones and released in 1965 by Blue Note.
Track Listing : 1.Inner Urge (Joe Henderson) – 11:58 . 2.Isotope (Joe Henderson) – 09:15 . 3.El Barrio (Joe Henderson) – 07:15 . 4.You Know I Care (Duke Pearson)- 07:22 . 5.Night And Day (Cole Porter) – 07:24
Musicians : Joe Henderson – Tenor Saxophone . Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Bob Cranshaw – Bass . Elvin Jones – Drums
Production : Produced By Alfred Lion . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer
Package : Francis Wolff – Cover Photograph . Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Micaela Boland – Art Direction, Design
Recorded On November 30, 1964 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.
Released In 1965 By Blue Note.
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The album seems like an apotheosis of hard bop, a ruthlessly probing amplication of a typical, hard-blowing, Blue Note bop session, pushing bop formulas as far as they could be pushed. […]
His opening phrase is so full of light and joy, amplifying all that came before and setting up the inevitable denouement of the performance, that it’s a small miracle—containing all the beauty and promise of music in microcosm. […]
Henderson explores lyrical multiphonics before the rhythmically ambiguous heat-shimmer of El Barrio; he is unexpectedly tender and melodious on You Know I Careand gleefully straight-ahead after a range-finding start on Night and Day. […]