Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson would have turned 81 today. Everybody’s got their favorites and Henderson is pianist/producer Jesse Fischer’s. So in tribute of the legend, Fischer just dropped the first single to his upcoming album, Flipped II, his take on Henderson’s tune, “Punjab”, featuring Billy Buss on trumpet, Godwin Louis on alto sax, and Fischer filling in all the other nooks and crannies with his particular ear for production melded with his distinct flair on the keys. It’s a cool tune worth copping on Fischer’s Bandcamp (because dude understands the importance of Bandcamp for artists as opposed to other, less equitable streaming services), particularly since it’s linked after the jump.
Billy Buss: trumpet
Godwin Louis: alto sax
Jesse Fischer: piano, rhodes, synths, bass, drums, percussion, drum programming
Composed by Joe Henderson (EMI Unart Catalog, BMI).
Produced and arranged by Jesse Fischer for Soul Cycle Music.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jesse Fischer at Electrik Indigo Sound, Brooklyn, NY.
Photo by Lauren Desberg.
Graphic design by Jesse Fischer.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.