Fletcher Henderson

A Study in Frustration/Thesaurus of Classic Jazz

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A Study in Frustration/Thesaurus of Classic Jazz Review

by Scott Yanow

This four-LP set, which is now also available as a three-CD box, is easily the definitive Fletcher Henderson package. Between 1923-38, Henderson's orchestra was one of the finest swing bands in the world, and during 1923-27 (until Duke Ellington's emergence) it was the first and the best. The arrangements of Don Redman in the early days set the pace for jazz; Benny Carter and Horace Henderson also wrote some important charts before Henderson himself finally developed into a major arranger in 1932. This Columbia set is not complete, but it includes 64 selections, at least 60 of them gems. This essential box (which contains three wonderful versions of "King Porter Stomp") belongs in everyone's jazz collection.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Fletcher Henderson 02:35 Amazon
2 Fletcher Henderson 02:55 Amazon
3 Fletcher Henderson 03:04 Amazon
4 Fletcher Henderson 03:18 Amazon
5 Fletcher Henderson 02:50 Amazon
6 Fletcher Henderson 02:50 Amazon
7 Fletcher Henderson 03:10 Amazon
8 Fletcher Henderson 03:05 Amazon
9 Fletcher Henderson feat: Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra 02:47 Amazon
10 Fletcher Henderson 02:50 Amazon
11 Fletcher Henderson 02:53 Amazon
12 Fletcher Henderson 03:15 Amazon
13 Fletcher Henderson 03:11 Amazon
14 Fletcher Henderson 02:50 Amazon
15 Fletcher Henderson 02:54 Amazon
16 Fletcher Henderson 03:09 Amazon
17 Fletcher Henderson 02:43 Amazon
18 Fletcher Henderson 02:55 Amazon
19 Fletcher Henderson 02:58 Amazon
20 Fletcher Henderson 02:45 Amazon
21 Fletcher Henderson 03:03 Amazon
22 Fletcher Henderson 03:01 Amazon
23 Fletcher Henderson 03:03 Amazon
24 Fletcher Henderson 02:59 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Fletcher Henderson 02:52 Amazon
2 Fletcher Henderson 03:09 Amazon
3 Fletcher Henderson 03:25 Amazon
4 Fletcher Henderson 02:43 Amazon
5 Fletcher Henderson 03:24 Amazon
6 Fletcher Henderson 02:41 Amazon
7 Fletcher Henderson 02:13 Amazon
8 Fletcher Henderson 03:03 Amazon
9 Fletcher Henderson 02:50 Amazon
10 Fletcher Henderson 03:03 Amazon
11 Fletcher Henderson 02:38 Amazon
12 Fletcher Henderson feat: Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra 02:53 Amazon
13 Fletcher Henderson 03:00 Amazon
14 Fletcher Henderson 03:00 Amazon
15 Fletcher Henderson 03:00 Amazon
16 Fletcher Henderson 03:15 Amazon
17 Fletcher Henderson 03:23 Amazon
18 Fletcher Henderson 03:25 Amazon
19 Fletcher Henderson feat: Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra 03:18 Amazon
20 Fletcher Henderson 03:11 Amazon
21 Fletcher Henderson 03:19 Amazon
22 Fletcher Henderson 03:08 Amazon
23 Fletcher Henderson 03:04 Amazon
24 Fletcher Henderson 02:57 Amazon
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