Horace Henderson spent most of his career in the shadow of his brother Fletcher, even though he was actually a superior pianist and a comparable arranger. Other than an all-star session that he headed in 1933, Horace did not make his first recordings as a leader until 1940, when he led a regular (if short-lived) big band. Five sessions resulted in 21 titles, all of which are included on this very enjoyable CD. Most notable among Henderson's sidemen are trumpeter Emmett Berry, tenorman Elmer Williams, and Ray Nance (shortly before he joined Duke Ellington) on trumpet, violin, and the vocal to "They Jittered All the Time." This excellent swing CD, which has plenty of "killer dillers," is rounded off by a four-song session by Fletcher Henderson's 1941 big band, cut shortly before it broke up. Recommended.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow