Thursday, February 14, 2013

February 2013 SFJAZZ Hotplate Mix


The 1st Annual SFJAZZ Hotplate Festival takes place this week, kicking off the Grand Opening of SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab. The festival, which begins TONIGHT and runs through Sunday, features a different tribute each night. The opening show has saxophonist Mitch Marcus paying tribute to the room's namesake as he plays the music of legendary San Francisco jazz icon Joe Henderson, while the rest of the week includes drummer Josh Jones' salute to Ray Barretto, Tiffany Austin singing the music of Ella Fitzgerald, and a homage to Freddie Hubbard by trumpeter Mike Olmos.

Each night will consist of 3 separate sets: 7PM, 9PM & 10:30PM. Tickets are NOW ON SALE and cost $10 per set. SFJAZZ Members receive a 20% discount.

This month's SFJAZZ Hotplate mix consists of a 90-minute tribute to the artist that the room helps celebrate, Joe Henderson. Easily one of the greatest tenor saxophonist in jazz history and a personal favorite of mine, Henderson was a true force during the sixties' and seventies' hard-bop and post-bop eras. As a leader he recorded a number of groundbreaking albums including Inner Urge (1965), Mode For Joe (1966), Power To The People (1969), Black Is The Color (1972) and Multiple (1973), while being featured as a sideman on many other classic recordings like Andrew Hill's Black Fire (1964), Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder (1964), McCoy Tyner's The Real McCoy (1967), Alice Coltrane's Ptah, The El Daoud (1970), Freddie Hubbard's Red Clay (1970) and many others. With the legendary saxophonist spending a major portion of his life living in San Francisco, while performing numerous times with SFJAZZ, it's absolutely fitting that this performance space is named after the late jazz great.

February 2013 SFJAZZ Hotplate Mix



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01. Joe Henderson - "Tress-Cun-Deo-La" - 1961
02. Joe Henderson - "Power To The People" - 1969
03. Joe Henderson - "Foregone Conclusion" - 1972
04. Joe Henderson - "El Barrio" - 1965
05. Joe Henderson - "Las Palmas" - 1975
06. Joe Henderson Sextet - "Mamacita" - 1967
07. Joe Henderson - "Caribbean Fire Dance" - 1966
08. Joe Henderson - "Afro-Centric" - 1969
09. Joe Henderson - "Terra Firma" - 1972
10. Joe Henderson - "Fire" - 1974
11. Joe Henderson Quintet - "If You're Not Part of The Solution, You're Part of the Problem" - 1970

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