Tonight at Amnesia (853 Valencia St bet. 19th/20th) is one of my favorite San Francisco monthly events in SFJAZZ Hotplate. For those that might not be familiar, Hotplate is a monthly event where some of the best local bay area jazz musicians pay tribute to legendary jazz greats. I find that the night always brings out a good crowd with great energy and the live music is generally solid from start to finish. Tonight will be even more of special treat with the very talented saxophonist Marcus Stephens paying tribute to one of my all-time favorite musicians in Joe Henderson. Joe Henderson had a very prolific career releasing timeless classic on first Blue Note Records, then shortly after on Milestone, and then in his later years on Verve. He also played as a sideman on numerous recordings with other legendary artists like Alice Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders, McCoy Tyner, Lee Morgan, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, and many many others. With Stephens and crew having an incredible ellaborative and very diverse collection of music to choose from, this should be one of the best hotplate events so far. Don't miss out!
Joe Henderson - Tress-Cun-Deo-La
Joe Henderson - Foregone Conclusion