Personnel: Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Luis Gasca (conductor, trumpet, flugelhorn); Hadley Caliman (tenor saxophone, flute); Oscar Brashear, John Hunt (trumpet); Julian Priester, Nicholas Tenbroek (trombone); Ray Pizzi, Vincent Denham (flute); Mark Levine (piano); George Duke (electric piano); John Heard (bass); Eric Gravatt (drums); Victor Pantoja, Francisco Aguabella (congas); Carmelo Garcia (timbales);
Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California in October 1973. Originally released on Milestone (9057).
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1997, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Hadley Caliman (flute, tenor saxophone); Ray Pizzi, Vince Denham (flute); Luis Gasca (trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, drums, percussion); Oscar Brashear, John Hunt (trumpet); Julian Priester, Nicholas Ten Broeck (trombone); George Duke (piano, electric piano, drums, percussion); Mark Levine (piano); Eric Gravatt (drums); Francisco Aguabella, Victor Pantoja (congas); Carmelo Garcia (timbales).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Audio Remixers: Joe Henderson; Orrin Keepnews; Skip Shimmin.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (10/1973).
Photographers: Tony Lane; Phil Bray.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Eric Gravatt; Victor Pantoja.
Arranger: Luis Gasca.
This album has trumpeter Luis Gasca featured as a co-star with tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson. Gasca arranged "Tres Palabras" which is played by a 13-piece group (Oscar Brashear takes the trumpet solo) while the other three originals (two by pianist Mark Levine) use either a sextet or a nonet. Henderson is in fine form on these spirited Latinish performances which have also been included on his eight-CD Milestone box set. ~ Scott Yanow