What a great date. Bold yet restrained, and ranging from the exotically brassy “Punjab” to the contemplative “Serenity,” it provides a fresh look at the compositional span of the great Joe Henderson. The master’s “tunes” are anything but toss-offs. Indeed, they continue to challenge even the most sophisticated players. Here, alto saxophonist Jim Snidero and friends prove equal to the task. In fact, thanks to Snidero’s probing sextet charts, we get yet another perspective on such Henderson classics as “Inner Urge” and “Recorda-Me.”
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