Eddie Henderson "Time & Spaces" [SJL1027]
For over forty years, internationally renowned trumpeter Eddie Henderson has been a firm favourite with jazz fans, fellow musicians and the most discerning of journalists and critics. Blessed with a wonderful tone and an adventurous spirit, he has consistently appeared alongside the giants of modern jazz. By age eighteen Eddie was being mentored by Miles Davis, who encouraged the young Henderson to find his own voice. It wasn’t long before he was touring and recording on a regular basis. When Herbie Hancock was putting together his famous groundbreaking Mwandishi band, Henderson was his only choice for the trumpet chair. Since then Eddie has recorded many highly successful albums under his own name and also as guest artist for others.
This new recording 'Time & Spaces' continues the journey of exploration Eddie Henderson has been pursuing all his creative life. Along with his stellar band-mates – all world-class artists in their own right – Eddie digs deep into the vault of timeless compositions by the likes of Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinal, mixes them with some exhilarating new compositions, and delivers a spellbinding performance that is equal parts FIRE, and SUBLIME BEAUTY.