Jazz at Lincoln Center hosts the Best of Blue Note Festival November 13-18 in New York City. Giant Step is giving one lucky winner a pair of tickets to the Joe Henderson 75th Birthday performance on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30pm in The Allen Room ($130 value) and 10 CDs from the label’s catalog.
There isn’t a major-league saxophonist under 50 who hasn’t incorporated Joe Henderson’s singular language—his flexible sound across the registers, laid-back phrasing, cat-like approach to rhythm, and clarity of intention. One such is Chris Potter, who will inhabit the tenor chair on a 75th birthday celebration of Henderson’s career (and his illustrious Blue Note discography) led by musical director and pianist Renee Rosnes, herself an alumna of several Henderson units. Joining the fray is NEA Jazz Master and long-time Henderson collaborator and Blue Note labelmate Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone, Robert Hurst on bass, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, plus drum giant Lewis Nash and rising star trombonist-arranger Michael Dease.
The CDs in the giveaway include albums featured in the Best of Blue Note Festival at JALC:
The Real McCoy (McCoy Tyner)
Mode for Joe (Joe Henderson)
Speak No Evil (Wayne Shorter)
Cool Strettin’ (Sonny Clark)
Uno Mas (Kenny Dorham)
Cornbread (Lee Morgan)
Blues Walk (Lou Donaldson)
Free For All (Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers)
Investions and Dimensions (Herbie Hancock)
6 Pieces of Silver (Horace Silver)
The winner of the contest will be contacted on Monday, November 12th. Please note, the contest only includes the above items for one winner. Transportation and additional expenses are not provided.
To enter the contest, follow the rules outlined below:
*In your tweet above, tell us your favorite record or why you want to go the show.