One of the most original tenor-saxophonists to emerge during the early 1960s, Joe Henderson always had an immediately recognizable sound and the ability to shift easily between hard bop and free jazz, sometimes within the same phrase. The greatness of Henderson can be heard in every note.
Of his Blue Note albums, Mode For Joe is unique in that it is the only one to feature Henderson with a group larger than a quintet. When one considers that its septet also includes Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller and Bobby Hutcherson, that the repertoire includes the original versions of Ä Shade Of Jade," "Mode For Joe" and "Free Wheelin'" and that this set has never had such brilliant sound, it is obvious that this is an album that is a must for all serious music collections.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape
and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside. See more Joe Henderson records here