Joe Henderson Original Signed Black & White Photograph [SOLD]
Joe Henderson Original Signed Black & White Photograph [SOLD]
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Original, glossy, 8" by 10", b&w photograph, undated but likely the mid-late 1980's, boldly SIGNED in gold ink at left centre, by the acclaimed tenor saxophonist, Joe Henderson and inscribed by him at the upper left, "To Bill". From the extensive photo collection of Bill Wiemhoff, longtime manager and booking agent for the Ambassador College Auditorium in Pasadena California. In this position he was able to acquire signed and inscribed photographs from most of the musicians and performers who played the venue in the 1980's and early 90's. Joe Henderson (1937-2001) began working professionally as a teenager in Detroit and during the early to mid 60's became a star at Blue Note records, first making his mark as a member of Horace Silver's band where he recorded a wonderful solo on Silver's composition "Song For My Father" and subsequently performed on many significant recordings for the label. The 70's and much of the 80's were a surprisingly fallow period for a musician of Henderson's formidable talent, and it wasn't until he was signed by Verve Records in the early 90's that he reemerged as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation. At Verve he recorded a series of "song-book" albums which paid homage to Billy Strayhorn, Miles Davis and Antonio Carlos Jobim, bringing the critical and popular success he so richly deserved. The photograph is fine, clean and unmarked with a like signature and inscription, without loss or fading. Fine jazz collectible with the uncommon autograph of a preeminent jazz musician. J1447

Joe Henderson Original Signed Black & White Photograph [SOLD]
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Joe Henderson Original Signed Black & White Photograph [SOLD]
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