William Randall "Bill" Henderson (. arch 19, 1926, Chicago, Illinois, USA – . pril 3, 2016) was an American jazz singer and actor in television and film. He began his career in the early 50's, often performing with Ramsey Lewis. Between 1959 and 1961 he recorded for Vee-Jay in New York. He spent two years with the Basie Band, recorded with Oscar Peterson and Horace Silver and worked with Count Basie in Las Vegas in 1965. Shortly after, Bill Cosby introduced him to acting. Since then he lived in Los Angeles and pursued an active career in film and television. Live At The Kennedy Center (CD, Album).
Complete your Bill Henderson collection. Bill Henderson (3) – Live At The Times.
Bill Henderson Live: Joey Revisited (with Joyce Collins, Dave Mackay, Steve LaSpina, Jerry Coleman) (Monad 1976 ). Street Of Dreams (with Joyce Collins, Dave Mackay, Jim Hughart, Jimmie Smith, Pete Christlieb) (Discovery 1979). Chico Hamilton, Juniflip (featuring Bill Henderson) (Joyous Shout, 2006). Live At The Kennedy Center (with Ed Vodicka Trio) (Web Only Jazz, 2006). Beautiful Memory: Bill Henderson Live At The Vic (with Tateng Katindig, Chris Conner, Roy McCurdy) (Ahuh Productions, 2008). Something's Gotta Give (Discovery 1986) - compilation of Discovery , and Discovery.
Bill Henderson debuted during the 1950s, one of many ways in which he can be compared to the late Johnny Hartman. Both jazz vocalists showed plenty of promise early on, appearing with various bands during the decade and recording for prominent labels with major musicians. While each of them had their respective heydays during the 1960s, they had only sporadic opportunities to record as leaders afterwards. But though Hartman succumbed to cancer in 1983, Henderson continued to perform. Surprisingly, this 2007 concert by Henderson at The Vic in Santa Monica not only marked his 81st birthday, but.
Later, he performed at The Kennedy Center and in New York at the Hotel Algonquin’s Oak Room and at Lincoln Center. He tends to space certain words as if the syllables were separated by commas, even semicolons, yet everything winds up as a perfectly constructed sentence. Between 1958-61, Henderson recorded for the Vee-Jay label and recorded his first album, Bill Henderson Sings. Most recently, he released a self-produced live album, Beautiful Memory, co-produced by Green. Survivors include his daughter Mariko, granddaughter Mya, son-in-law Marc, nephew Finis and niece Henreene.
Live at the Kennedy Center. Bill Henderson has a crisp voice, and the Oscar Peterson Trio complements it nicely. A Lot Of Livin' To Do" is a fine example. From the serene ballads on this CD to the swinging tracks like, "I See Your Face Before Me" this is a great album for any occasion. If you haven't heard Bill Henderson's voice before, it's about time you have. Other top-notch albums with Henderson's vocals include his Complete Vee & Jay Recordings Volumes 1 and 2. Both are great.
Album: Bill Henderson with The Oscar Peterson Trio. Last played Wednesday, May 01 2019 at 08:03 PM. Jimmy McHugh. The Folks Who Live on the Hill. Album: Bill Henderson with The Oscar Peterson Trio.
Elegant Intimate Sophisticated Refined Stylish Laid-Back/Mellow. Bill Henderson & His Special Friends: Live at the Times. blue highlight denotes track pick.
His 1963 recording Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio remains a classic in the jazz vernacular. He was a fixture on the Playboy circuit in the 1970s and appeared often at many jazz festivals, including Playboy Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, Monterey Jazz and the Litchfield Jazz Festival. He tends to space certain words as if the syllables were separated by commas, even semicolons; yet everything winds up as a perfectly constructed sentence. As Henderson aged he resumed singing and toured in his 80s, appearing at the Kennedy Center, the Hotel Algonquin’s famed Oak Room and at Lincoln Center. During this period, he released a self- produced CD entitled, Beautiful Memory, co-produced by Lynne Robin Green. Henderson raised his daughter, Mariko, as a single father.
|2||I Thought About You||5:18|
|5||A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing||5:33|
|7||Never Make Your Move Too Soon||4:18|
|9||The Staff And Sound||0:30|
|10||The Moon Was Yellow||2:46|
|11||That Old Black Magic||9:20|
|12||Three Into One - The Movie||0:26|
|13||Keep The Customer Satisfied||4:27|
|14||Keep The Customer Satisfied (Reprise)||1:54|
|15||Duke Ellington Monologue||3:18|
|16||My Little Brown Book||3:21|
|17||My Little Brown Book (Bows)||1:23|