(b. 24 April 1937, d. 30 June 2001)
was born in Lima, Ohio
and died recently of heart
in San Francisco
was a tenor saxophonist
with a unique style
differed from his more famous contemporaries John Coltrane
and Sonny Rollins
Henderson studied music at Kentucky State College and
Wayne University. He attained prominance in the
early 1960's playing with the likes of organist
Jack McDuff and
trumpeter Kenny Dorham.
He was a member of Horace Silver's
quintet from 1964-1966 and recorded many albums as a
leader. Other recordings of note are appearances
with Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and
Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
In 1992 Henderson signed with Verve Records and released
a steady stream of solid jazz albums, including
tributes to Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim,
and Billy Strayhorn.