May 05, 2012
Funk, Pop, R&B
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Grammy Nominee, Bass Player Extraordinaire Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger and inventor of the dropped "D" tuning for Bass Guitar...Michael Henderson, is an Exceptional Talent!
By: BestComm Public Relations
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!!! Though we are very excited to announce that his latest "BASS" work on the "Miles From India" disc has received a Grammy Nomination, and congratulations are definitely in order, for this consummate artist, this is not the first Grammy Nomination, but his FOURTH! An entire generation has discovered the Funk & Soul of MICHAEL HENDERSON! His music/songs have been re-recorded by artists such as; L L Cool J, TAMIA, RICK JAMES, NAS, SNOOP DOGGY DOG, JAY-Z, THE DRAMATICS, DANNY BOY, DR. JOHN, WAYMON TISDALE, JAGGED EDGE,TUPAC SHAKIR, KENNY LATTIMORE, MAYSA LEAK, NOEL GOURDIN, CONYA DOSS, GEORGE BOHANON, THE SAX PACK, STEVE 'O, MOBB DEEP, THE DAZZ BAND, SKIP MARTIN, SUGAR RAY, MC8, DJ QUICK, THE MOTOWN FUNK BROS., ADINA HOWARD, CARL THOMAS, GARY BARTZ, CHUCKI BOOKER, GURU, JEAN CARN, JERMAINE DUPRI, NORMAN CONNORS, PEABO BRYSON, TERRI ELLIS (EN-VOGUE) ... Heavily influenced are groups and individuals such as; LIVING COLOUR, PEARL JAM, RADIO-HEAD, SONIC YOUTH, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, DAVID BYRNE, DJ SPOOKIE, JAMIE MORRISON, PAUL MILLER, Bassist JAH WOBBLE, CHUCK "D", MODESKI, MARTIN & WOOD and GREG TATE writer of The VILLAGE VOICE, to name a few!!!
Having written, sang, and played bass on Phyllis Hymans' FIRST top ten hit, "We Both Need Each Other", Michael Henderson went on to use the same chemistry in recording another disc 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 also, 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 at age 13, 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 15!
Michael Henderson (on bass guitar) touring/performing with Stevie Wonder.
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, the 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...Bass players the world over wanted to know who this person was that helped alter the way music is played and listened to!!! All the way from BEBOP to ELECTRIC era MILES DAVIS! The rest is history!
Michael Henderson went on to perform on more than 50 Miles Davis Albums, and simultaneously while recording with Miles, Henderson played bass on the following chart-toppers; "You're The Man," with another Legend (and friend), singer Marvin Gaye, the album/single "Whatcha See is Whatcha Get!" and "In The Rain" both by Super-Group, "The Dramatics". Michael 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, and often recorded, "You Are My Starship" from the Norman Connors Album of the same name, "You Are My Starship". Though it is often times thought that Norman Connors is the vocalist, it is actually the vocal stylings, of Michael Henderson himself, also Bassist, Composer, Arranger and Producer of this classic! He then went on to record several albums which garnered many top ten hits!! Those albums are, "In The Night-Time", "Wide Receiver", "Solid", "Goin' Places", "Do It All", Sling Shot", "BedTime Stories", and "Fickle".
Busy recording his newest effort, Michael Henderson states that fans can look forward to a target release date very soon!
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BENEFIT CONCERT! Friday January 25th, 2013, Cleveland High School Auditorium 3400 SE 28th Avenue * Portland Oregon 97202!!!
All proceeds to benefit the participating students of The Portland Public School Music Program!
"Jazz Celebration with MICHAEL HENDERSON!"
Excited to play with 6 different Portland Oregon area school bands in this BENEFIT CONCERT! The students will be playing my original orchestral arrangements with some of my own jazz/fusion musical influences! If you can't be there..Please SHARE!!!
Purchase Tickets online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/even t/310873
Tel: Inquiries: 503.916.5120
August 30, 2012
TOGETHER IN CONCERT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2nd 7:00pm,
LONETTE MCKEE, Actress, Director, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Musician Music Credits Lonette began her music career in Detroit, Michigan as a child prodigy, where she began writing music, singing, playing keyboards and performing at the age of seven. By fourteen, she had written and recorded her first singles, one of which became an instant regional pop-chart hit. Lonette wrote the title song for the film "Quadroon" when just fifteen. She has written and produced three solo CD's, "Lonette" "Words and Music" and "Natural Love" for Spike Lee's Columbia label. Lonette has scored the music for numerous infomercials and a well-received cable documentary on the lower Manhattan African Burial Ground. Lonette has toured extensively throughout the world in concert performances, including the JVC Jazz Festival at New York's Carnegie Hall. Read More about her starring and co-starring roles and film affiliations with actors and actresses such as: Richard Pryor, Robert DeNiro, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr., Halle Berry, Spike Lee, Bertrand Tavenier, Francis Coppola, Ruby Dee, Wesly Snipes, Dianne Carol, Camille Cosby, Dexter Gordon, Denzel Washington, and MORE! http://www.lonettemckee.com
MICHAEL HENDERSON, Singer, Songwriter, Bass player, Producer having written, sang, & 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 also, Henderson penned hit, "At the Concert", additional chart-toppers would include the Henderson penned, "Valentine Love" a classic lovers' anthem featuring the 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 AT 13, with groups such as "The Detroit Emeralds", "The Fantastic Four", "The Funk Brothers" Al Green, Johnny Taylor, Aretha Franklin & was the FUNK anchor for Stevie Wonder, at the tender age of 16! Musicians marveled at his prowess, knowledge of his instrument. Audiences included Mick Jagger, Dr. John, Diana Ross, Betty Davis, Miles Davis, more! After one such extraordinary, truly inspiring Stevie Wonder concert, The Legendary Trumpeter Miles Davis made his way backstage only to inform Stevie, "I'm Takin' Yo F@&*%@ Bass Player!" Some of today's most listened to artist heavily influenced by Henderson have either re-recoded and/or Sampled Michael Henderson Music! ie., Beyonce', Jay Z, L L, SNOOP, WAYMON TISDALE, EMINEM, TUPAC, KENNY LATTIMORE, more!
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, & co-author on many of the MARVIN GAYE compositions! Read more on Michael Henderson at: Facebook.com
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