Originally known as The Al Henderson Quartet, the band was formed in 1993 featuring Alex Dean (saxes, oboe, bass clarinet), pianist Richard Whiteman, bassist Al Henderson and drummer Barry Romberg. The band’s first recording – Dinosaur Dig (CRST CD103) was named one of the top three jazz recordings of 1995 by CBC Morningside. “…the same type of joyful freedom as the music of Mingus and Monk. This set from Canada is highly recommended. ” (AllMusic.com)
In 1998, the band became The Al Henderson Quintet with the addition of the internationally renowned saxophonist Pat LaBarbera (saxes, flute) to create the uniquely versatile and powerful front line featured on the recordings Urban Landscape (CRST CD108) and in 2004, Fathers and Sons (CRST CD124). Geoff Chapman described the band’s live performances as “…consistently stimulating…a healthy mix of drive and fascinating adventures…” (Toronto Star) while Richard Bourcier states about Fathers and Sons: “this session has it all.” (JazzReview.com)
- 1990 Album – TIME WARP “Live at George’s Jazz Room”March 23, 2021 - 9:05 am
- Al Henderson Quintet August 31, 2019April 29, 2019 - 5:55 pm
- June 6th & 13th, 2019 The Jive BombersApril 29, 2019 - 5:34 pm
- The Jive Bombers June 8, 2019April 29, 2019 - 5:16 pm
- Winterset in Summer August 8, 2019April 19, 2019 - 11:58 am
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