Henderson Homecoming

Henderson Homecoming, is a live album performed by cornetist Rex Stewart with the Fletcher Henderson Alumni that was recorded at the Great South Bay Jazz Festival in 1958 and released on the United Artists label.[1]

Henderson Homecoming
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Live album by
RecordedAugust 1, 1958
VenueGreat South Bay Jazz Festival, Long Island, New York
LabelUnited Artists
UAL 4009/UAS 5009
Rex Stewart chronology
Rendezvous with Rex
Henderson Homecoming
Porgy & Bess Revisited


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [2]

Scott Yanow of AllMusic states: "This live concert from 1958 by what was billed as 'the Fletcher Henderson Alumni' and led by cornetist Rex Stewart should have been an artistic success, particularly since a similar group the previous year had recorded a classic studio album. Unfortunately, much of the music is extremely ragged, sloppily played, and under-rehearsed. There are some fine players on this concert (none of whom are identified on the LP), but relatively few ever played with Henderson. In addition, the repertoire (which only includes two Henderson songs) is particularly odd, with an irrelevant three-song ballad medley, a blues for singer Big Miller, and a forgettable side-long three-part 'Georgia Sketches' co-written by Dick Cary and Stewart. The results are strange and rather disappointing, so it is not at all surprising that this music has never appeared on CD, and that there were no further 'reunions'."[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Fletcher Henderson except where noted

  1. "Wrapping It Up" – 3:41
  2. "D Natural Blues" – 5:31
  3. "These Foolish Things" (Jack Strachey, Holt Marvell) – 2:58
  4. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 2:34
  5. "Over the Rainbow" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 2:55
  6. "Hello Little Girl" (Big Miller) – 2:16
  7. "Georgia Sketches – 1st Movement: Motion / 2nd Movement: Tiempo Espagnole / 3rd Movement: The Earth is Good" (Rex Stewart, Dick Cary) – 17:15



  1. ^ Edwards, D., Eyries, P. & Callahan, M. Both Sides Now: United Artists UAL-40000/UAL 4000 mono/UAS 5000 stereo Series. Retrieved December 27, 2018
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Rex Stewart: Henderson Homecoming – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 27, 2018.