Joe Henderson’s ‘Mode for Joe’ is his fifth studio album recorded on January 27, 1966 with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson & more and released the same year by Blue Note.
Track Listing : 1.A Shade Of Jade (Joe Henderson) – 07:08 . 2.Mode For Joe (Cedar Walton) – 08:00 . 3.Black (Cedar Walton) – 06:51 . 4.Caribbean Fire Dance (Joe Henderson) – 06:41 . 5.Granted (Joe Henderson) – 07:20 . 6.Free Wheelin’ (Lee Morgan) – 6:39
Musicians : Joe Henderson – Tenor Saxophone . Lee Morgan – Trumpet . Curtis Fuller – Trombone . Bobby Hutcherson – Vibes . Cedar Walton – Piano . Ron Carter – Double Bass . Joe Chambers – Drums
Production : Produced By Alfred Lion . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer
Package : Leonard Feather – Liner Notes
Recorded On January 27, 1966 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.
Released 1966 By Blue Note.
Henderson himself proves that the template for players such as Marsalis, Joe Lovanoand Joshua Redman was invented a generation earlier, as evidenced on “A Shade of Jade,” “Black,” and others, making this one of the sax legend’s most intriguing albums. […]
All About Jazz
Musically, Mode for Joe is as solid a record as is likely to be foundand the first-rate reissue package really does it justice. There’s a lot going on here and the exceptional sound quality just makes it easier to appreciate. Add to that a fine, heavyweight gate-fold cover and extra session photos and this is a truly compelling package. […]
Good music is for all time, never going out of fashion. Mode For Joe is vintage Henderson, recorded during one of his most creative periods in his long, wonderful career. All his Blue Note music is essential, but with remastered sound, Mode For Joe is a must buy, guaranteed to bring you endless listening pleasure. […]