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Fletcher Henderson

Fletcher Henderson
Born: Dec 18, 1897 in Cuthbert, GA
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Died: Dec 29, 1952 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Fletcher Henderson was very important to early jazz as leader of the first great jazz big band, as an arranger and composer in the 1930s, and as a masterful talent scout. Between 1923-1939, quite an all-star cast of top young black jazz musicians passed through his orchestra, including trumpeters Louis ...Read full biography
The Big Reunion
Released: 1958
Label: Fresh Sound
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Fletcher Henderson's Sextet (1950)
Released: 1951
Label: RST Records
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Recorded only a day or two before a stroke ended his playing career and, soon afterward, his life, this LP contains a broadcast that finds Fletcher Henderson playing mostly standards with a fine sextet. ...Read full review
More Fletcher Henderson albums: Main Albums (3), Compilations (88)