Chip Deffaa
August 12, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

A Study in Frustration: The Fletcher Henderson

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Fletcher Henderson
Producers
Columbia/Legacy
genre
Jazz

We gave it an A-

Such Benny Goodman classics as ”King Porter Stomp” were actually cover versions of numbers previously recorded by bandleader Fletcher Henderson, whose career was stunted, in part, by racism. The originals are here on A Study in Frustration: The Fletcher Henderson Story, Thesaurus of Classic Jazz, along with other pace-setting sides from the ’20s and ’30s. A must for anyone interested in the evolution of big-band jazz. A-

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