Re: Joe Henderson's sound
I saw Joe Henderson several times live up close. He had a beautiful sound, albeit somewhat small-ish. He was a very thin,almost frail looking, short man. Compared to Dexter and Sonny who were/are big guys with huge sounds. I'm convinced that physical make-up has SOMETHING to do with it (although Johnny Griffin is short with a big sound!) Joe played a 56,000 series ( or close to that) with the Selmer mthpce. He dug Stan Getz and Pres! I agree that to get his sound you really have get a similar setup, and then transcribe, record yourself, and compare, and adjust. But just like all the really great originals, you may come close, but never will quite get it. Joe was quite an original and a son-of-a-gun to transcribe. He also said "fall in love with scales"