Black Narcissus

Joe Henderson

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Black Narcissus Review

by Scott Yanow

This Milestone LP (which has been included in Joe Henderson's eight-CD Milestone set) is a bit of a mixed bag. The tenor recorded four numbers with pianist Joachim Kuhn's trio in Paris and later had percussion and Patrick Gleeson's synthesizer overdubbed. In addition there is the odd "Amoeba" (which finds Henderson doubling on synth himself) along with a superior version of "Good Morning Heartache" featuring Henderson, Kuhn, bassist Dave Friesen and drummer Jack DeJohnette. This album has its moments although there are many much more consistent Joe Henderson albums around.

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