Fletcher Henderson

Fletcher Henderson

Fletcher Henderson

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  • A Portrait Of Fletcher Henderson
  • May 2022
  • 40 Songs

Top Songs

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Stealin' Apples [Album Version]
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King Porter Stomp [Album Version]
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Comin' And Goin' [Album Version]
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Hot And Anxious [Album Version]
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Hotter Than 'ell

Albums

  • Kings of Swing

    May 2022 • 39 songs

  • The Birth Of Big Band Jazz

    May 2022 • 40 songs

  • Parrot

    Apr 2022 • 21 songs

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Fletcher Henderson

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 Armstrong, Joe Smith, Tommy Ladnier, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark, Cootie Williams, Red Allen, and Roy Eldridge; trombonists Charlie Green, Benny Morton, Jimmy Harrison, Sandy Williams, J.C. Higginbottham, and Dickie Wells; clarinetist Buster Bailey; tenors Coleman Hawkins (1924-193...
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