Fletcher Henderson

A Study in Frustration/Thesaurus of Classic Jazz

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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 02:35 Amazon
2 02:55 Amazon
3 03:04 Amazon
4 03:18 Amazon
5 02:50 Amazon
6 02:50 Amazon
7 03:10 Amazon
8 03:05 Amazon
9 02:47 Amazon
10 02:50 Amazon
11 02:53 Amazon
12 03:15 Amazon
13 03:11 Amazon
14 02:50 Amazon
15 02:54 Amazon
16 03:09 Amazon
17 02:43 Amazon
18 02:55 Amazon
19 02:58 Amazon
20 02:45 Amazon
21 03:03 Amazon
22 03:01 Amazon
23 03:03 Amazon
24 02:59 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

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