Joe Henderson

The Elements W/ Alice Coltrane (888072025165)

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The Elements W/ Alice Coltrane

Joe Henderson

Milestone

888072025165

LPS 157320

888072025165

JAZZ

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LP 27,26 €

180 GRAM VINYL

FOR THE FIRST TIME ON LP

This is one of the odder Joe Henderson recordings. The four lengthy selections not only feature the great tenor-saxophonist but the piano and harp of Alice Coltrane (during one of her rare appearances as a sideman), violinist Michael White, bassist Charlie Haden, percussionist Kenneth Nash and Baba Duru Oshun on tablas. The somewhat spiritual nature of the music (Henderson's compositions are titled "Fire," "Air," "Water" and "Earth") and the presence of Alice Coltrane makes these Eastern-flavored performances rather unique if not all that essential: an early example of world music in jazz.

PERSONNEL:

  • Charlie Haden - bass
  • Kenneth Nash - percussion, drums
  • Leon Ndugu Chancler - drums on A1, B2
  • Kenneth Nas - flute on B1
  • Alice Coltrane - piano, harp, harmonium
  • Joe Henderson - tenor sax, flute, alto flute
  • Michael White - violin

Los Angeles, Ca., on October 15, 16, 17, 1973

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Fire
  • A2. Air
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Water
  • B2. Earth