"Recorda Me" (Remember Me) is a jazz standard by the saxophonist Joe Henderson. It was introduced on Henderson's debut album Page One, in 1963. This album also featured the first recording of the jazz standard "Blue Bossa", written by trumpeter Kenny Dorham.
|Composition by Joe Henderson|
|from the album Page One|
|Recorded||June 3, 1963|
|Genre||Jazz, hard bop|
|Page One track listing|
The saxophonist wrote the composition at the age of 15 in a Latin style, but later modified it with a bossa nova rhythm. It was recorded by Henderson on subsequent albums, including an uptempo version named "No Me Esqueca" (Do Not Forget Me) on In Pursuit of Blackness and an arrangement named "Recuérdame" (Spanish) on the Big Band album. He recorded live versions on Joe Henderson Quintet at the Lighthouse and in the 1985 film and recording One Night with Blue Note with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. The composition is used widely in jazz education programs and jazz songbook compilations.
Chord changes for "Recorda Me":
‖: A–6 | A–6 | A–6 | A–6 | ‖ C–6 | C–6 | C–6 | C–6 F7 ‖ ‖ B♭maj7 | B♭–7 E♭7 | A♭maj7 | A♭-7 D♭7 | | G♭maj7 | G-7 C7 | Fmaj7 E7♭9| E7♭9 :‖
"Recorda Me" has been covered by many other musicians including:
- Steps Ahead on Smokin' in the Pit (1980)
- McCoy Tyner on New York Reunion (1991)
- Art Farmer on Soul Eyes (1991)
- Greg Osby on New Directions (1991)
- Renee Rosnes on Black Narcissus: A Tribute to Joe Henderson (2008)
- Chick Corea on Trilogy (2013)
- Conrad Herwig on The Latin Side of Joe Henderson (2014) - nomination at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards
- "An Interview with Joe Henderson - Saxophone Journal. Vol 15, No.5 Mar/Apr 1991". melmartin.com. Retrieved 12 Mar 2017.