Wayne Henderson (trombonist)

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wayne Maurice Henderson (born September 24, 1939 in Houston , Texas; † April 5, 2014 ) was a trombonist of soul jazz and hardbop as well as a music producer , who is best known as a member of the Jazz Crusaders .

Live and act

Henderson played with musicians who later became the Crusaders since the mid-1950s . In 1961 he was one of its founding members. His vital trombone playing shaped the sound of the sextet. With Young Rabbits he wrote one of their hits. In 1975 he left the band, which was increasingly on a fusion course , to work as a freelancer. He played with Les McCann and Carmell Jones and recorded several albums under his own name. He also recorded with Roy Ayers , then founded his own label At Home Productions and produced musicians such as Ramsey Lewis , Gábor Szabó and Mary Wells . He has also been involved in productions by Esther Phillips , Ronnie Laws , Billy Cobham , Side Effect , Pleasure , Michael White , Chico Hamilton and Narada Michael Walden . In the 1990s there was a renewed collaboration with Wilton Felder of the Crusaders , Rob Mullins and Ndugu Chancler in a larger ensemble than Wayne Henderson & the Next Crusade , which presented the album Sketches of Life in 1993. Most recently he was with a formation under the name Crusaders .

From 2007 Henderson taught at the California College of Music in Pasadena .

Discographic notes

  • The Freedom Sounds. Wayne Henderson People Get Ready (Atlantic, 1967)
  • The Freedom Sounds. Wayne Henderson Soul Sound System (Atlantic, 1968)
  • Big Daddy's Place (ABC, 1977)
  • Living on a Dream (Polydor, 1978)
  • Step into Your Life (Polydor, 1978)
  • Emphasized (Polydor, 1979)
  • Roy Ayers / Wayne Henderson Prime Time (Polydor, 1980)
  • Wayne Henderson & The Next Crusade Sketches of Life (1993)

Lexigraphic entries

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Obituary in Soul Tracks