Bill McHenry

New York Times critic Ben Ratliff writes: "Any musician who works so effectively against a common language, and uses cliché so little in the process, is worth listening to. There are tons of young jazz saxophonists out there pursuing ideas of harmony and structure and rhythm, but he has something rare going for him. He has a sound. Mr. McHenry is a fresh new voice: He can play with un-orthodox structure and get as free as you want, but he maintains a ripe, lovely tone straight out of the 1950's. Lyrical is probably the most overused word in jazz criticism, but if anyone deserves the word, Mr. McHenry is the one." Born in Blue Hill, Maine, September 12, 1972, McHenry started playing the saxophone at age ten and at fourteen left home to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy. After graduating, he attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. There he played with fellow...

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Bill McHenry Albums

4 records

Albums featuring Bill McHenry

15 records