Fletcher Henderson

Fletcher Henderson

James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. (December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. His was one of the most prolific black orchestras and his influence was vast. He was often known as "Smack" Henderson (apparently named due to his college baseball hitting skills).

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Chronological Classics Complete Discography - 600 - 699
1928-30 608 Sidney Bechet 1938-40 609 McKinney's Cotton Pickers 1928-29 610 Fletcher Henderson 1925-26 611 Jimmie Noone 1928-29 612 Jelly-Roll Morton 1926-28 613 Coleman Hawkins. 648 ... Horace Henderson 1940 / Fletcher Henderson 649 ... McKinney's Cotton Pickers 1930-31 / Don Redman 1939-40 650 King Oliver 651 ... Jimmie Noone 1934-40 652 ... Johnson 1928-38 672 Ethel Waters 1925-26 673 Fletcher Henderson 674 ... Fats Waller 1926-27 675 Duke Ellington 676 ... Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1931-32 677 Willie "The Lion" Smith 1937-38 ...
Rosa Henderson - Career
... Born Rosa Deschamps in Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky, she is remembered as one of the greats of the 1920s and 1930s classic blues era ... She married Douglas "Slim" Henderson in 1918 and began travelling with his Mason-Henderson show ... She was accompanied by such bands as The Virginians, Fletcher Henderson's Jazz Five, Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson's Club Alabam ...
Louis Armstrong - Career
... For a year Armstrong played in Fletcher Henderson's band in New York on many recordings ... Shortly afterward, Armstrong received an invitation to go to New York City to play with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, the top African-American band of the ... His influence upon Henderson's tenor sax soloist, Coleman Hawkins, can be judged by listening to the records made by the band during this period ...
Cuthbert, Georgia - Culture & Historic District
... The Fletcher Henderson Museum is being established on Peachtree street in Cuthbert (Fletcher Henderson was a jazz musician and orchestra arranger) ... historical houses built in the 1800s, the Fletcher Henderson home, and soon to be the Lena Baker Museum ...

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