Fletcher Henderson



Fletcher Henderson

Rating
Active
1921 to 1950
Born
December 18, 1897 in Cuthbert
Died
December 28, 1952
Location
Cuthbert, GA, United States
Biography
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. He was one of the most prolific black musical arrangers and, along with Duke Ellington, is considered one of the most influential arrangers and bandleaders in jazz history. Henderson's influence was vast. He helped bridge the gap between the Dixieland and the swing eras. He was often known as Smack Henderson (apparently because of his skill as a batter playing baseball in college).

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Blue Lou

Blue Lou

Fletcher Henderson February 24, 2017

22 Tracks

King of Swing

King of Swing

Fletcher Henderson December 13, 2016

24 Tracks

Blue Rhythm

Blue Rhythm

Fletcher Henderson August 25, 2016

20 Tracks

Night Life

Night Life

Fletcher Henderson August 4, 2016

20 Tracks

Nightclub, Vol. 3 (The Golden Era of Big Bands)

Nightclub, Vol. 3 (The Golden Era of Big Bands)

Fletcher Henderson May 7, 2016

21 Tracks

Nightclub, Vol. 4 (The Golden Era of Big Bands)

Nightclub, Vol. 4 (The Golden Era of Big Bands)

Fletcher Henderson May 6, 2016

19 Tracks

Stockholm Stomp

Stockholm Stomp

Fletcher Henderson March 25, 2016

14 Tracks

Treasures Big Band Classics, Vol. 3 : Fletcher Henderson

Treasures Big Band Classics, Vol. 3 : Fletcher Henderson

Fletcher Henderson February 29, 2016

23 Tracks

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