Wayne Henderson / Lush Life

Sunday Jazz Continues…R.I.P  Wayne Henderson, a trombonist and composer who was a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, which played straight-ahead bebop beginning in the 1950s and then morphed into leading performers of jazz-funk, died on April 5 in Culver City, Calif. He was 74. This was per the New York Times article dated..4/9/2014.

..Let’s listen to his version of  the classic jazz song Lush Life…from his Big Daddy’s Place album from 1977…check out the fine players he has with him..plus the nice track…

Bass – Nathaniel Phillips Cello – Nathan Gershman Drums – Bruce Carter Electric Piano – Bobby “The Genie” Lyle* Guitar – Marlon “The Magician” McClain* Tenor Saxophone – Ronnie Laws Triangle – Vance “Mad Dog” Tenort* Trombone – Wayne Henderson Viola – James Dunham, Janet Lakatos Violin – Anatol Kaminsky, Bonnie Douglas, Carroll Stephens, Gordon Marron, Irman Neumann*, Nancy Anderson, Paul Shure, Robert Sushel Written-By – Billy Strayhorn


Bobby Lyle – Night Breeze

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out multi-instrumentalist Bobby Lyles with his version of Night Breeze…made famous by a cat he played with…Ronnie Laws…check out the players and the track…

Bass – Don Beck*            Drums – Steve Gutierrez          Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Arp String], Composed By – Bobby Lyle               Guitar – Roland Bautista           Soloist, Trumpet – Oscar Brashear               Tenor Saxophone – Ernest Watts*