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James Henry Master Percussionist

 

 

 

  • Jonathan Widran

    • Aug 19

 

JAMES HENRY, "Watermelon Man (Radio Remix)"

With one of the most identifiable, infectiously exuberant horn and piano riffs in contemporary jazz history, Herbie Hancock’s iconic 1962 composition “Watermelon Man” has been recorded over 200 times – including a well known hit version by Mongo Santamaria and a later funked-up twist by the composer himself. Just in time for its 60th year anniversary, the song everyone loves to jam to finds itself hitting the airwaves afresh in the wildly adventurous and imaginative soundscape of James Henry, a multi-talented, three time Grammy nominated percussionist, producer, film composer and leader of the Bay Area’s popular Hands on Fire Band.....

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