Joe Henderson

The Kicker – Joe Henderson

Last post of the night – still with the Horace Silver theme.  Below is a lead sheet to Joe Henderson’s “The Kicker” as played on the wonderful Horace Silver album Song For My Father.   The notations at the bottom of the staff are the rhythm section hits – I know it muddles up the lead sheet a little bit, but I couldn’t think of a better way to convey this information and keep it to one page.  Enjoy!

Duke Pearson – Minor League

Below is a lead sheet to Duke Pearson’s tune “Minor League” as played by Grant Green on his work of art album Solid.  It’s a C minor blues with an interesting melody – a lot of movement in fourths.  I cannot recommend this album enough – Grant Green with Joe Henderson on sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums (among others) – you can’t go wrong.  Check it out!