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{quote}Back in the 1970s there was a record store near my home. One day I saw a copy of the four-Lp box set The Fletcher Henderson Story – A Study In Frustration. I was so excited that I literally ran home to get the money to buy it. It has since been reissued as a three-CD set. It's 64 recordings, dating from 1923-38, feature the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at its best. Nearly every major young African-American jazz musician of that era was part of the band at one time or another including Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins (he was with Henderson for ten years), Benny Carter, Red Allen, Roy Eldridge and countless others. The music - by what was really the first swing big band is quite exciting, especially the recordings from 1925-29, and this has long been a real favorite of mine.{quote}Scott Yanow: At home, Lake Hughes, CA, 8th October 2016Fletcher Henderson: A Study In Frustration recorded 1923 to 1938 released 1961Scott Yanow
Scott Yanow: Jazz historian and journalist, Fletcher Henderson: A Study In Frustration

 

"Back in the 1970s there was a record store near my home. One day I saw a copy of the four-Lp box set The Fletcher Henderson Story – A Study In Frustration.  

I was so excited that I literally ran home to get the money to buy it. It has since been reissued as a three-CD set.  

It's 64 recordings, dating from 1923-38, feature the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at its best. Nearly every major young African-American jazz musician of that era was part of the band at one time or another including Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins (he was with Henderson for ten years), Benny Carter, Red Allen, Roy Eldridge and countless others.  

The music - by what was really the first swing big band is quite exciting, especially the recordings from 1925-29, and this has long been a real favorite of mine." 

 

Scott Yanow: At home, Lake Hughes, CA, 8th October 2016 

Fletcher Henderson: A Study In Frustration recorded 1923 to 1938 released 1961 

Scott Yanow