On this week’s LIVE edition of JAZZ LIVES!!! with CurtJazz on Charlotte Community Radio, we will honor the music of a tenor saxophone giant, Joe Henderson. Our broadcast tribute will air one day before a live tribute to Mr. Henderson’s music in The Jazz Room, on November 18th and November 19th. Durham, North Carolina based saxophonist/educator Dave Finucane will be the headliner.
Mr. Henderson first came to prominence in the jazz world in 1963, with the release of his debut album, Page One. The album featured two compositions that would become jazz standards: “Recorda Me” and “Blue Bossa”. The next three years would see Henderson release four more albums on Blue Note that also became jazz classics. It was the revival of Blue Note in the mid 80’s that spurred renewed interest in Joe Henderson; as he recorded an acclaimed live trio set at the Village Vanguard. Verve Records signed Henderson in 1992 and promoted him heavily in a series of “songbook” projects, which were critically and commercially successful, re-establishing Joe Henderson as one of the premiere saxophonists in jazz, a place he occupied until his death in 2001.
Dave Finucane is co-founder and director of the Durham Jazz Workshop. He graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and since he has been teaching in New York and the NC Triangle region. Dave is currently on faculty at Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill, teaching jazz improvisation and jazz saxophone. He performs extensively in the Triangle and has either led or been a sideman on 12 recordings.
Be sure to join me on JAZZ LIVES!!! with CurtJazz, as we honor the musical legacy of Joe Henderson and play tracks from Dave Finucane’s album Valerie’s Song; Thursday, November 17th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (EDT).
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Curtis “CurtJazz” Davenport ~ JAZZ LIVES!!!