Joe Henderson

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Birthday
24, 1937
Birthplace
Lima, OH
Death Date
Jun 30, 2001 (64)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
24, 1937
Birthplace
Lima, OH
Death Date
Jun 30, 2001 (64)

About

Saxophonist who played the memorable solo on Horace Silver's "Song for My Father," and worked with the greatest artists of his day.

Before Fame

Following the advice of a hometown musician, he grew up listening to records by Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young.

Trivia

After singing on the influential Blue Note label, he briefly collaborated on music with Miles Davis, though none of it was recorded.

Family Life

He was born in Lima, Ohio to a large family with nine brothers and five sisters.

Associated With

One of his few collaborations in the 1980s came with Chick Corea and Chaka Khan on the album Echoes of an Era.