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The Eddie Henderson Quartet LIVE at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club

March 21, 2014

EH Eddie Henderson is an American jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player. Henderson’s influences include Booker Little, Clifford Brown, Woody Shaw and Miles Davis.

Henderson’s mother was one of the dancers in the original Cotton Club. She had a twin sister, and they were called The Brown Twins. They would dance with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers. In the film showing Fats Waller playing “Ain’t Misbehavin'”, Henderson’s mother sat on the piano whilst Waller sang to her. His father sang with Billy Williams and The Charioteers, a popular singing group.

Now known as a trumpet legend Eddie Henderson, an important protégé of Miles Davis, says more with a single note than most manage in entire chorus. In the ’70s, Dr. Eddie put his career in medicine on hold to join Herbie Hancock’s legendary Mwandishi band then he released a string of jazz fusion records that are frequently sampled by pop artists like Jay-Z. For the past 20 years or so, he’s been working primarily in acoustic hard bop again with bands like The Cookers and Benny Golson’s New Jazztet. This quartet, ideally suited to Eddie’s music, will be recorded for future release on Smoke Sessions Records.

See you tonight at 7!

Here is the stellar line-up;

Eddie Henderson (trumpet)
Kevin Hays (piano)
Doug Weiss (bass)
Bill Stewart (drums)

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