Wailin' and Honkin': How Unsung Heroes of the Saxophone Created Rhythm and Blues
The Regulator welcomes musician and educator Jim Henderson in celebration of the launch of his new CD of saxophone instrumentals, Still Souled Out (2018). Here Henderson pays homage to sax players of the 1950s and ‘60s who walked the line between jazz and rock music—and in the process created soul and r&b. Jim will be giving a presentation incorporating old photos, video and audio clips of the music that inspired him to become a sax player nearly 60 years ago. He will also be reading from the Still Souled Out liner notes (by Adam Sobsey) and the track introduction booklet, which he wrote. Henderson will be performing live on the saxaphone and his CDs will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public.
Jim Henderson, Ph.D., is an educator, composer, and performing musician, who was a teacher and administrator at Carolina Friends School for 32 years. He has written and produced music for dance, theater and television and, for more than 50 years. Jim is the creator of Ariel’s Way (2015), a modern musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. His CD of saxophone instrumentals, Still Souled Out(2018), pays homage to sax players of the 1950s and ‘60s who walked the line between jazz and rock music—and in the process created soul and r&b. Jim currently performs with Ragweed Brass, Armand and Bluesology, Batala Durham, and other North Carolina-based music groups that spread their rhythmic roots accessibly. Giving illustrated talks on the music he knows, loves, and has lived is Jim’s latest passion. Henderson and his family live in Durham. Contact Jim at at jamesghendersax(at)gmail(dot)com.