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Joe and I

Joe and I

The master himself, Joe Henderson. Pretty much a living legend of the tenor saxophone, Mr. J was one of the few folks who really deserved all the respect that's been afforded him. Each night after the gig there would be a small parade of fans and well-wishers coming backstage to meet Joe, and he was always very gracious and friendly, taking the time to chat with folks and really connect. It still seems kind of ironic that I got paid to sit on the bandstand night after night to listen to this guy. In addition to playing great solos consistently, Joe provided some comic relief as he routinely butchered our names during introductions. He was a blast to work with and definitely knew how to put together one smokin' jazz band.