Personnel: Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Jack De Johnette, Mike Lawrence.
Personnel: Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Mike Lawrence (trumpet); Herbie Hancock (piano, electric piano); Ron Carter (bass instrument, electric bass); Jack DeJohnette (drum).
This album (which has been included in Joe Henderson's complete, eight-CD Milestone Years box set) has quite a few classic moments. At that point in time, tenor saxophonist Henderson was a sideman with Herbie Hancock's Sextet, so Hancock was happy to perform as a sideman, doubling on piano and electric piano, with the all-star group, which also includes trumpeter Mike Lawrence, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Highlights are many and include the original version of "Black Narcissus," "Isotope," a lyrical rendition of "Lazy Afternoon," and the free-form "Foresight and Afterthought." ~ Scott Yanow