Joe Henderson: “Canyon Lady”

17 Dec

Recognition came late to saxophonist Joe Henderson despite an accomplished career. Widespread fame didn’t come until Evening With Joe Henderson in 1987. He died little more than a decade later at 64. Said Henderson in 1996: “When I pick up the saxophone, I like to think that what comes out has the same kind of integrity I’ve always had. When I’m a performer, I can’t be a salesman.” From a 1973 release.

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