Music Matters (Blue Note)
45 RPM Vinyl Record
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Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman from the original analog tapes
180-gram double LP cut at 45 RPM
Edition limited to 2,500 copies
From the moment that Kenny Dorham picked a 25-year-old Joe Henderson out of obscurity in 1962 and had him join his band, it was obvious that Henderson was a very powerful force, a young giant who sent shock waves through the jazz world. Henderson, who had a very distinctive sound from the start along with the ability to play both "inside" and "outside," sounded very much at home whether playing bebop or free improvisations. He also proved to be a perfect musical brother for Dorham. Henderson's In ‘N Out album finds the two horns expressing similar ideas, blending together perfectly, and creating memorable music that is beyond description.
Every note that Dorham and Henderson play on this classic album is passionate, intense and meaningful. While most young musicians would be in awe if teamed with Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Richard Davis and Elvin Jones, Henderson not only had no difficulty playing with those masters, but he raised the intensity level and forced them to keep up with him. Rudy Van Gelder brilliantly captured this group, which has never sounded better than on this must-have reissue.
|1. In 'N Out|
|4. Short Story|
|5. Brown's Town|