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Joe Henderson (April 24, 1937 - June 30, 2001) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. In a career spanning more than forty years Henderson played with many of the leading American players of his day and recorded for several prominent labels, including Blue Note. This is the discography for American jazz musician Joe Henderson.

Year indicates (latest) recording date; releases were usually in the same year or at least the following, otherwise noted. Albums without available recording dates are placed at the end of presumed year of recording.


As leader

Year of recording Album Notes Label
1963 Page One Quintet with Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Butch Warren and Pete La Roca Blue Note
1963 Our Thing Quintet with Kenny Dorham, Andrew Hill, Eddie Khan and Pete La Roca Blue Note
1964 In 'n Out Quintet with Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Richard Davis and Elvin Jones Blue Note
1964 Inner Urge Quartet with McCoy Tyner, Bob Cranshaw and Elvin Jones Blue Note
1966 Mode for Joe Septet with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter and Joe Chambers Blue Note
1967 The Kicker Sextet with Mike Lawrence, Grachan Moncur III, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter and Louis Hayes Milestone
1967-68 Tetragon Quartets with Kenny Barron/Don Friedman, Ron Carter and Louis Hayes/Jack DeJohnette Milestone
1968 Four Live – Quartet with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb Verve
1968 Straight, No Chaser Live – Quartet with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb Verve
1969 Power to the People Quartet/Quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette and Mike Lawrence Milestone
1970 If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem Live – Quintet/Sextet with Woody Shaw, George Cables, Ron McClure, Lenny White and Tony Waters. Expanded re-release in 2004 as At the Lighthouse. Milestone
1970-71 In Pursuit of Blackness Live – Sextet with Woody Shaw, George Cables, Ron McClure, Lenny White and Tony Waters
Studio – Sextet with Curtis Fuller, Pete Yellin, George Cables, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White
1971 Joe Henderson in Japan Live – Quartet with Hideo Ichikawa, Kunimitsu Inaba and Motohiko Hino Milestone
1972 Black Is the Color Quintet/Octet with George Cables, David Horowitz, Georg Wadenius, Dave Holland, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, and Ralph MacDonald Milestone
1973 Multiple Quintet/Sextet with Larry Willis, James Ulmer, John Thomas, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and Arthur Jenkins Milestone
1973 The Elements Quintet/Septet with Alice Coltrane, Charlie Haden, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Kenneth Nash, Baba Duru Oshun and Michael White Milestone
1973 Canyon Lady Sextet + Brass Section with Mark Levine, John Heard, Eric Gravatt, Carmelo Garcia, Victor Pantoja, Julian Priester, Luis Gasca, George Duke, Oscar Brashear, John Hunt, Hadley Caliman, Ray Pizzi, Vincent Denham, Nicholas Tenbroek, and Francisco Aguabella Milestone
1975 Black Miracle Ensemble with Oscar Brashear, Snooky Young, George Bohanon, Don Waldrop, Hadley Caliman, Dawilli Gonga, Lee Ritenour, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason and Bill Summers Milestone
1974-75 Black Narcissus Quintets with Joachim Kühn, Patrick Gleeson, David Friesen/Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Daniel Humair/Jack DeJohnette and Bill Summers Milestone
1977 Barcelona Trio with Wayne Darling and Ed Soph Enja
1979 Relaxin' at Camarillo Quartets with Chick Corea, Richard Davis/Tony Dumas and Peter Erskine/Tony Williams Contemporary
1980 Mirror Mirror Quartet with Chick Corea, Ron Carter and Billy Higgins MPS
1985 The State of the Tenor, Vols. 1 & 2 Live – Trio with Ron Carter and Al Foster Blue Note
1987 An Evening with Joe Henderson Live – Trio with Charlie Haden and Al Foster Red
1987 More from an Evening with Joe Henderson Live – Trio with Charlie Haden and Al Foster Red
1991 The Standard Joe Trio with Rufus Reid and Al Foster Red
1991 Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn Quintet with Wynton Marsalis, Stephen Scott, Christian McBride and Gregory Hutchinson Verve
1993 So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles) Quartet with John Scofield, Dave Holland and Al Foster Verve
1995 Double Rainbow: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim Quartet/Quintet with Eliane Elias/Herbie Hancock, Oscar Castro-Neves, Nico Assumpção/Christian McBride and Paulo Braga/Jack DeJohnette Verve
1992-96 Big Band Big Band with Dick Oatts, Pete Yellin, Steve Wilson, Bobby Porcelli, Craig Handy, Rich Perry, Tim Ries, Charles Pillow, Joe Temperley, Gary Smulyan, Freddie Hubbard, Raymond Vega, Idrees Sulieman, Jimmy Owens, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Marcus Belgrave, Nicholas Payton, Tony Kadleck, Michael Mossman, Virgil Jones, Earl Gardner, Byron Stripling, Conrad Herwig, Jimmy Knepper, Robin Eubanks, Keith O'Quinn, Larry Farrell, Kiane Zawadi, David Taylor, Douglas Purviance, Chick Corea, Helio Alves, Ronnie Mathews, Christian McBride, Joe Chambers, Al Foster, Lewis Nash and Paulinho Braga Verve
1997 Porgy & Bess Septet with Conrad Herwig, John Scofield, Stefon Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Chaka Khan and Sting Verve

As sideman

Sortable table
Date Leading artist Album Label Notes
1963Kenny DorhamThe Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963Uptownreleased 2009
1963Kenny DorhamUna MasBlue Note
1963Grant GreenAm I BlueBlue Note
1963Antonio Diaz "Chocolaté" MenaEso Es Latin Jazz...Man!Audio FidelityHenderson solo on one track
1963Johnny ColesLittle Johnny CBlue Note
1963Blue MitchellStep LightlyBlue Notereleased 1980
1963Grant GreenIdle MomentsBlue Note
1963Andrew HillBlack FireBlue Note
1963Lee MorganThe SidewinderBlue Note
1963Bobby HutchersonThe KickerBlue Notereleased 1999
1964Freddie RoachBrown SugarBlue Note
1964Andrew HillPoint of DepartureBlue Note
1964Grant GreenSolidBlue Notereleased 1979
1964Kenny DorhamTrompeta ToccataBlue Note
1964Horace SilverSong for My FatherBlue Note
1964Duke PearsonWahoo!Blue Note
1964Horace SilverLive 1964Emerald
1965Freddie HubbardBlue SpiritsBlue Note
1965Andrew HillPaxBlue Notereleased in part 1975, as a whole 2006
1965Pete La RocaBasraBlue Note
1965Horace SilverThe Cape Verdean BluesBlue Note
1965Lee MorganThe RumprollerBlue Note
1965Larry YoungUnityBlue Note
1965Woody ShawIn the BeginningMusereleased 1983, expanded re-issue in 1989 as Cassandranite
1966Nat AdderleySayin' Somethin'Atlantic
1966Joe ZawinulMoney in the PocketAtlantic
1966Bobby HutchersonStick-Up!Blue Note
1966Lee MorganDelightfuleeBlue Note
1966Nat AdderleyLive at Memory LaneAtlantic
1966Herbie HancockBlow-Up (soundtrack)MGM
1966Duke PearsonSweet Honey BeeBlue Note
1966Roy AyersVirgo VibesAtlantic
1967McCoy TynerThe Real McCoyBlue Note
1968Nat AdderleyThe ScavengerMilestone
1969Herbie HancockThe PrisonerBlue Note
1969George BensonTell It Like It IsA&M/CTI
1969Miroslav VitoušInfinite SearchEmbryoreleased 1970, aka Mountain in the Clouds 1972
1969Herbie HancockFat Albert RotundaWarner
1970Mose AllisonHello There, UniverseAtlantic
1970Alice ColtranePtah, the El DaoudImpulse!
1970Freddie HubbardRed ClayCTI
1970Freddie HubbardStraight LifeCTI
1971Blue MitchellVital BlueMainstream
1971Luis GascaFor Those Who ChantBlue Thumb
1971Bill CosbyBill Cosby Presents Badfoot Brown and the Bunions Bradford Funeral Marching BandUni
1972Bill Evans / George Russell OrchestraLiving TimeColumbia
1973David AmramSubway NightRCA Victor
1973Babatunde OlatunjiSoul MakossaParamount
1973Ron CarterAll BluesCTI
1973Johnny HammondHigher GroundKudu
1973Flora PurimButterfly DreamsMilestone
1973Charles EarlandLeaving This PlanetPrestige
1974Luis GascaBorn to Love YouFantasy
1974Patrice RushenPrelusionPrestige
1975Kenny BurrellEllington Is Forever, Ellington Is Forever Volume TwoFantasy
1976Coke EscovedoComin' at Ya!Mercury
1976Roy AyersDaddy Bug & FriendsAtlantic
1976Rick LairdSoft FocusTimeless Muse
1977Flora PurimEncounterMilestone
1977Richard DavisFancy FreeGalaxy
1977Richard DavisWay Out WestMusereleased 1980, from the same 2-day session as Fancy Free
1977Woody ShawRosewoodColumbia
1978Freddie HubbardSuper BlueColumbia
1979Roy HaynesVistaliteGalaxy
1979Jerry RuschRush HourJeru/Inner City
1979Ron CarterParade Milestone
1979Art FarmerYamaCTI
1979J. J. JohnsonPinnaclesMilestone
1980George Gruntz Concert Jazz BandLive at the "Quartier Latin" BerlinMPS
1980Joanne BrackeenAncient DynastyTappan Zee
1980James LearyLegacyBlue Collar
1980(All-Star Band)Aurex Jazz Festival: Jazz of the 80'sEastworld
1981Chick CoreaLive in MontreuxStretchreleased 1994
1981Freddie HubbardA Little Night MusicFantasyreleased 1983
1981Lenny WhiteEchoes of an EraElektra Musician
1981Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Lenny WhiteThe Griffith Park CollectionElektra Musician
1982Mal WaldronOne Entrance, Many ExitsPalo Alto
1982Lenny WhiteThe Griffith Park Collection 2: In ConcertElektra Musician
1982Lenny WhiteEchoes of an Era 2: The ConcertElektra Musician
1983Dave FriesenAmber SkiesPalo Alto
1986Randy BreckerIn the IdiomDenon
1986The Paris Reunion BandFor KlookGazell
1987Wynton MarsalisThick in the South: Soul Gestures in Southern Blue, Vol. 1Columbiareleased 1991
1987Neil Swainson49th ParallelConcord
1987Akio SasajimaAkio with Joe HendersonMuse
1987Cindy BlackmanArcaneMuse
1987George Gruntz Concert Band '87Happening Now!HatART
1987The Paris Reunion BandHot LicksSonet
1988Frank MorganReflectionsContemporary
1988Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Heath, Joe HendersonTenor TributeSoul Note
1988The Paris Reunion BandJazzbühne Berlin '88Amiga
1988Mulgrew MillerThe CountdownLandmark
1988Akio SasajimaHumpty DumptyBRC Jam
1988Jon BallantyneSky DanceJustin Time
1989Charlie Haden / Joe Henderson / Al Foster Tribute to Joe HendersonVervereleased 2004
1989Donald ByrdGetting Down to BusinessLandmark
1990Renee RosnesFor the MomentBlue Note
1990Ernie WilkinsKaleido DukeBirdology
1990Kevin HaysEl matadorEvidence
1990Bruce HornsbyA Night on the TownBMGHenderson on two tracks
1991Donald ByrdA City Called HeavenLandmark
1991Rebecca Coupe FranksSuite of ArmorJustice
1991McCoy TynerNew York ReunionChesky
1991Donald BrownCause and EffectMuse
1991Valery PonomarevProfileReservoir
1991Walter NorrisSunburstConcord
1991Todd CoolmanLexiconDouble-Time
1991James WilliamsJames Williams Meets the Saxophone MastersDIW/Columbia
1991Joe GilmanTreasure ChestTimeless
1991Rickie Lee JonesPop PopGeffenHenderson on two tracks
1992Kenny GarrettBlack HopeWarner Bros.
1992Bruce FormanForman on the JobKameiHenderson on four tracks
1992Mulgrew MillerHand in HandNovus
1993Bheki MselekuTimelessnessVerveHenderson on one track
1994Kitty MargolisEvolutionMad-KatHenderson on five tracks
1994Roy HargroveWith the Tenors of Our TimeVerveHenderson on two tracks
1994James WilliamsUp to the Minute BluesDIWHenderson on four tracks
1995Shirley HornThe Main IngredientVerveHenderson on two tracks
1998Terence BlanchardJazz in FilmSony

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