Joe Henderson – The Kicker (Full Album)

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The Kicker is the first album by American jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson released on the Milestone label.

“Henderson is featured in a sextet with trumpeter Mike Lawrence, trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Louis Hayes on a well-rounded set highlighted by “Mamacita,” “Chelsea Bridge,” “If,” “Without a Song” and “Nardis.”” (AllMusic, Scott Yanow).



Track listing:

00:00 – 01. “Mamacita” (Joe Henderson)
03:24 – 02. “The Kicker” (Joe Henderson)
07:33 – 03. “Chelsea Bridge” (Billy Strayhorn)
12:14 – 04. “If” (Joe Henderson)
17:51 – 05. “Nardis” (Miles Davis)
22:35 – 06. “Without a Song” (Vincent Youmans)
28:39 – 07. “O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved)” (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
34:14 – 08. “Mo’ Joe” (Joe Henderson)


Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
Mike Lawrence – trumpet (omit on track 7)
Grachan Moncur III – trombone (omit on track 7)
Kenny Barron – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Louis Hayes – drums


Released: End of January 1968
Recorded: August 10, 1967
Studio Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Length: 37:54
Label: Milestone
Producer: Orrin Keepnews