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

The Freedom Sounds featuring Wayne Henderson / Soul Sound System

Sunday Jazz Continues..checking out   The Freedom Sounds  featuring Wayne Henderson ..with a track called Soul Sound System. Check out the players and the track..

 

Willie Bobo – Always There

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out percussionist  Willie Bobo and his version of Ronnie Law’s  Always There. Its produced by Crusaders protege  Wayne Henderson

 

Destiny / The Crusaders

Sunday Jazz Continues…checking out one of my favorite jazz groups The Crusaders …with their cut called Destiny.  This is off their Life In The Modern World album released in 1988.

This was kind of a Crusaders reunion album…minus original members Stix Hooper , Wayne Henderson plus others who helped like Hubert Laws and Larry Carlton

Keyboardist Joe Sample and saxophonist Wilton Felder were the only original members but they has some all star players with them. Check out the players and the track…

Bass, Synthesizer [Mb-8 & Midi Bass] — Nathan East
Drums — John Robinson
Guitar — Michael Landau
Percussion — Paulinho da Costa 
Percussion — Lenny Castro
Piano [Yamaha Acoustic], Synthesizer [Forte Midi-moog] — Joe Sample
Saxophone — Wilton Felder