Music Review

A Study in Frustration: The Fletcher Henderson Story, Thesaurus of Classic Jazz (1994)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Fletcher Henderson; Genre: Jazz

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-

Originally posted Aug 12, 1994 Published in issue #235 Aug 12, 1994 Order article reprints