EDDIE HENDERSON, FOR ALL WE KNOW


Trumpeter Henderson’s sonic connection to Miles Davis sounds obvious on first listen to “For All We Know,” but there’s a greater depth to this collection of standards and snazzy Henderson originals. The thoroughly modern guitarist John Scofield peppers these tunes with wiry, ethereal solos, while bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Billy Drummond keep the rhythm loosey goosey. Henderson plays with a refined air on ballads and mid-tempo tunes like “Jitterbug Waltz” and the title track. Elsewhere, most notably on the cooker, “Sandstorm,” Henderson and guitarist John Scofield trade solos with dazzling efficiency. Hang on for “Popo,” a Henderson original shaped by a funky little melody that recalls a relaxed Miles and lets Henderson unfurl line after line of delicious notes over Scofield’s equally tasty comps. (8 tracks; 52:42 minutes) 
   

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JAZZ IN SPACE: EDDIE HENDERSON, FOR ALL WE KNOW

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

EDDIE HENDERSON, FOR ALL WE KNOW


Trumpeter Henderson’s sonic connection to Miles Davis sounds obvious on first listen to “For All We Know,” but there’s a greater depth to this collection of standards and snazzy Henderson originals. The thoroughly modern guitarist John Scofield peppers these tunes with wiry, ethereal solos, while bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Billy Drummond keep the rhythm loosey goosey. Henderson plays with a refined air on ballads and mid-tempo tunes like “Jitterbug Waltz” and the title track. Elsewhere, most notably on the cooker, “Sandstorm,” Henderson and guitarist John Scofield trade solos with dazzling efficiency. Hang on for “Popo,” a Henderson original shaped by a funky little melody that recalls a relaxed Miles and lets Henderson unfurl line after line of delicious notes over Scofield’s equally tasty comps. (8 tracks; 52:42 minutes) 
   

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