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Eddie Henderson’s ‘Witness to History’ featured on WBGO’s New Day, New Play October 16-20

Trumpeter Eddie Henderson's first teacher was Louis Armstrong. From that point Eddie witnessed the evolution of the music through Miles, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, Woody Shaw and John Coltrane to the present. His sense memory rooted in his witness to history, there is a great cross section here of his ongoing creativity. Also, as a member of The Cookers, Henderson recruits the considerable talents of Cookers colleagues George Cables on piano, a lifelong Henderson bandmate, and NEA Jazz Master alto saxophonist Donald Harrison. Bassist Gerald Cannon and drummers Lenny White and Mike Clark add to the mix.

Eddie Henderson’s witness to history is a three-part story—as a psychiatrist, a world class figure skater and outstanding musician, subjects to be covered in a documentary about his incredible life to air in early 2024.

From Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20, one cut from Witness to History album will be featured each morning on the New Day, New Play spotlight on my Daybreak show.

Preview “Why Not” from Witness to History, above.

In jazz radio, great announcers are distinguished by their ability to convey the spontaneity and passion of the music. Gary Walker is such an announcer, and his enthusiasm for this music greets WBGO listeners every morning. This winner of the 1996 Gavin Magazine Jazz Radio Personality of the Year award has hosted the morning show each weekday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. And, by his own admission, he's truly having a great time.