Joe Henderson records ‘The Kicker’ for Milestone (1967)

Joe Henderson‘s ‘The Kicker’ is an album recorded on August 10 & September 27, 1967 with Mike Lawrence, Grachan Moncur III, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter and Louis Hayes and released the same year by Milestone.

Track Listing : 1.Mamacita (Joe Henderson) – 03:24 . 2.The Kicker (Joe Henderson) – 04:09 . 3.Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn) – 04:40 . 4.If (Joe Henderson) – 05:37 . 5.Nardis (Miles Davis) (Joe Henderson) – 04:44 . 6.Without A Song (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 06:03 . 7.O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) (Vinícius De Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 05:35 . 8.Mo’ Joe (Joe Henderson) – 04:09

Chuck Stewart

Musicians : Joe Henderson – Tenor Saxophone . Mike Lawrence – Trumpet Except (7) . Grachan Moncur Iii – Trombone Except (7) . Kenny Barron – Piano . Ron Carter – Bass . Louis Hayes – Drums

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews Elvin Campbell – Engineer

Package : Chuck Stewart asterisques RVM – Cover Art

Recorded On August 10 & September 27, 1967 At Plaza Sound Studios, New York City.

Released In 1967 By Milestone.

(Source Joe Henderson‘s ‘The Kicker’ | Joe Henderson @ Wikipedia)


Funk and latin influences started creeping in, but everyone steers well clear of the Free precipice, determinedly mainstream. If you want to express yourself, go stand over there in the corner. Don’t be fooled by the cheesy graphics, this is a greart album choc full of great music, the Blue Note that never was. […]

Joe Henderson is one of the very few to stand out as an individual stylist.He explores the full range of sounds it is possible for the tenor to produce and his bossa-nova style is amazing(I mean O amor em patz). […]

Joe Henderson‘s ‘The Kicker’


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