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Bass Player Magazine presents:
August 17, 2013
Jazz, R&B vocalist "From Motown To Miles And Beyond!"
Hits include "You are my Starship," "Valentine Love" & "Wide Receiver"
Featuring Bay Area's Own.. Tenina BKA "Suga-T"
RAYMOND JOHNSON Drums
KT – TYLER Bass
KATA MONSULO Guitar
MICHAEL NORFLEET Keys
CARVELL HOLLOWAY Trumpet
DON BYNUM Saxophone
AL STARKS Trombone
JANELLE LaSALLE Vocals
Saturday, Aug 17
- 8pm $27 adv, $31 door
- 10pm $23 adv, $27 door
How many artists can say that they've reached the zenith of success in a multitude of genres? Jazz! Funk! R&B! Soul! Drum & Bass! Fusion! Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Bassist and all around entertainer MICHAEL HENDERSON has and does!!!
An entire generation has discovered the Funk & Soul of MICHAEL HENDERSON. His music has been re-recorded by artists such as: LL Cool J, TAMIA, RICK JAMES, NAS, SNOOP DOGGY DOGG, JAY-Z, BEYONCE, THE DRAMATICS, DANNY BOY, DR. JOHN, and more.
Having written, sang, and played bass on Phyllis Hymans' first top ten hit, "We Both Need Each Other," Michael Henderson went on to record with Ms. Hyman the classic, "Can't We Fall In Love Again," considered today to be one of the top ten duets of all time. His taste for singing duets only heightened with the sultry vocals of Roberta Flack on the Henderson-penned hit, "At the Concert," additional chart-toppers would include the Michael Henderson penned, "Valentine Love" a classic lovers' anthem featuring the sassy, jazzy vocals of Jean Carn. Let us not forget, the soulful single, "Take Me, I'm Yours" featuring the steaming highs of Ms. Rena Scott.
Michael Henderson first gained world wide recognition as an acclaimed young bass player with groups such as "The Detroit Emeralds," "The Fantastic Four," "The Funk Brothers" and was the FUNK anchor for Stevie Wonder, at the tender age of 16! Musicians marveled at his prowess and knowledge of his instrument. Audiences included the likes of Mick Jagger, Dr. John, Diana Ross, Betty Davis, Miles Davis and more. After one such extraordinary, truly inspiring Stevie Wonder concert, Legendary Trumpeter Miles Davis made his way backstage only to inform Stevie, "I'm Takin' Yo F@&(*(%@ Bass Player!" With Miles, a new style of playing was developed, “FUSION”... Bass players the world over wanted to know this person that helped alter the way music is played and listened to!!! The rest is history!
Michael Henderson went on to perform on more than 50 Miles Davis Albums! Simultaneously, while recording with Miles Davis, Henderson played bass on the following chart-toppers; "You're The Man," with singer Marvin Gaye, the album/single "Whatcha See is Whatcha Get!" and "In The Rain" both by Super-Group, "The Dramatics". Michael Henderson traveled the world incessantly with Miles, until he (Michael Henderson) decided to write, sing and record his first hit, "Valentine Love" on the Norman Connors album, "Saturday Night Special" featuring the smooth vocals of Michael Henderson and Jean Carn! Following this hit release was the super phenomenal, oft recorded, "You Are My Starship" written and sung by Michael Henderson from the Norman Connors album of the same name, "You Are My Starship!"
Currently, Michael Henderson's artistry can be heard on the newly released MARVIN GAYE "WHAT'S GOING ON" 40TH ANNIVERSARY 2 CD/LP SUPER DELUXE EDITION, in which MICHAEL HENDERSON plays bass guitar, and is co-author on many of the compositions!