If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem

If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem is the eleventh album by American jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. It was rereleased in 2004 as At the Lighthouse, with an alternative album cover listing the personnel in place of the original title and several extra tracks.

If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem
If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem.jpg
Photograph by Philip Melnick[1]
Live album by
ReleasedNovember 1970
RecordedSeptember 24–26, 1970[2]
Lighthouse Café, Hermosa Beach
GenreJazz
Length45:15
LabelMilestone Records
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Joe Henderson chronology
Power to the People
(1969)
If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem
(1970)
In Pursuit of Blackness
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Original Release
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
2004 Reissue
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[4]
2004 Reissue
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[5]

ReceptionEdit

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow states that "this live session from the legendary Lighthouse features a particularly strong version of the Joe Henderson Quintet" and contains "excellent remakes of 'Mode for Joe' and 'Blue Bossa' ... and a fine rendition of ''Round Midnight'."[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented that "Henderson and Shaw play some of the leader's choicest compositions in a steaming live showcase, one of the most fondly remembered Henderson albums of the period."[4]

Track listingEdit

OriginalEdit

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Caribbean Fire Dance"Joe Henderson5:38
2."'Round Midnight"Thelonious Monk9:02
3."Mode for Joe"Cedar Walton8:34
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem"Henderson11:29
2."Blue Bossa"Kenny Dorham9:15
3."Closing Theme"Henderson0:47

ReissueEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Caribbean Fire Dance"Henderson5:39
2."Recorda-Me" (Bonus track)Henderson8:21
3."A Shade of Jade" (Bonus track)Henderson10:32
4."Isotope" (Bonus track)Henderson4:32
5."'Round Midnight"Monk9:03
6."Mode for Joe"Walton8:34
7."Invitation" (Bonus track)Bronisław Kaper7:34
8."If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem"Henderson11:32
9."Blue Bossa"Dorham9:47
10."Closing Theme"Henderson0:46
Total length:1:16:20

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "At the Lighthouse – Joe Henderson – Credits". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Scott Yanow. "If You're Not Part of the Problem...Joe Henderson". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  3. ^ Ron Wynn. "At the Lighthouse - Joe Henderson". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard and Morton, Brian (2008) The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. Penguin. p. 688.
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 100. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.