Joe Henderson on "Recordame"

Among tenor players, Joe's 4-chorus improvisation on "Recordame" from Page One (1963) is probably one of the most-transcribed saxophone solos, ever. It's short, melodic, and is replete with Joe-isms that make it distinct and recognizable, like the fall at the end of the very first phrase. Although this solo's great for lifting some lines, it's also perfect for trying to pick up on Joe's phrasing because of the medium-slow tempo. Check it out (if you haven't already!):

Mm. 23-26: I distinctly remember learning a similar idea from Bird's solo over "Ko-Ko," on the bridge.

Spotted: Bird lick in 46-7 — the double-time line that Bird usually played over a blues in F concert, over the ii-V-I.