Canyon Lady

Canyon Lady
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1975[1]
RecordedOctober 1–3, 1973
StudioFantasy Studios, Berkeley
GenrePost-bop, world fusion, jazz fusion
MSP 9057
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Joe Henderson chronology
The Elements
Canyon Lady
Black Miracle
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]
The Village VoiceC+[5]

Canyon Lady is a jazz album by Joe Henderson. It was recorded in 1973, but not released until 1975. It is an unusual album, one of Henderson's most experimental efforts. Far from being a standard jazz project, Canyon Lady incorporates very strong Latin American influences in the brass arrangements and rhythm section playing. Henderson's work is characterized by intense ostinato patterns. The first two pieces also feature creative electric piano solos by George Duke. The many musicians involved in the project include trombonist Julian Priester, bassist John Heard, drummer Eric Gravatt, a brass section and percussionists.

Track listing[]

  1. "Tres Palabras" (Osvaldo Farres) – 10:11
  2. "Las Palmas" (Joe Henderson) – 9:58
  3. "Canyon Lady" (Mark Levine) – 9:07
  4. "All Things Considered" (Mark Levine) – 8:37

Recorded on October 1 (#1), 2 (#4) and October 3 (#2-3), 1973.


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  1. ^ Billboard June 14, 1975
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 88. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 689. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 16, 1975). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved May 27, 2013.