Eddie Henderson has a sublime tone whether he is playing trumpet or flugelhorn. He plays with a beautiful simplicity that is both emotional and spiritual. Eddie joined the legendary Herbie Hancock Sextet (who recorded also as the Mwandishi Band) in 1968. This highly experimental band delved deeply into fusion and free form for three years. Eddie continued in the fusion style during the seventies making albums for Capricorn and Blue Note even joining Art Blakey's band for a while. He jammed around the Bay Area with great musicians such as Joe Henderson and Pharoah Sanders but it was not until the early nineties when he moved back to New York that his career took off again with a series of brilliant albums for SteepleChase and Milestone. His choice of repertoire is always challenging and never obvious.