Don Was in Detroit - 1966

from Uncompromising Expression: Blue Note, page 19:

One Sunday in !966, I was driving around Detroit with my Mom and playing with the radio in our car. The dial landed on 1440AM just as Joe Henderson’s sax solo from ‘Mode for Joe’ was kicking off….this was my first real exposure to jazz and it totally blew my mind! For a theoretical standpoint, I had no idea what those musicians were doing…nonetheless the music spoke to me on a deep, conversational level. Joe begins his solo with anguished cries that allow you to project your own personal frustrations on them (that particular day, my sources of angst were most…   more >>

cite as

Richard Havers, Uncompromising Expression: Blue Note (2014), p. 19. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Detroit


Don Was
President Blue Note Records

Listening to

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Mode for Joe performed by Joe Henderson

Experience Information

Date/Time 1966
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


The music was probably broadcast from the well-known Blue Note LP Mode for Joe, recorded January 27 1966 at Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:29:21 +0000
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:20:22 +0000