Recorda Me

"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.

"Recorda Me"
Composition by Joe Henderson
from the album Page One
RecordedJune 3, 1963
GenreJazz, hard bop
LabelBlue Note
Composer(s)Joe Henderson
Producer(s)Alfred Lion
Page One track listing
  1. "Blue Bossa"
  2. "La Mesha"
  3. "Homestretch"
  4. "Recorda Me"
  5. "Jinrikisha"
  6. "Out of the Night"


The saxophonist wrote the composition at the age of 15 in a Latin style, but later modified it with a bossa nova rhythm.[1] 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 changesEdit

Chord changes for "Recorda Me":

‖: A–6   | A–6   | A–6   | A–6   | 
‖  C–6   | C–6   | C–6   | C–6  F7  ‖ 
‖  Bmaj7   | B–7  E7  | Amaj7   | A-7  D7  |
| Gmaj7   | G-7  C7  | Fmaj7   E79| E79   :‖

Other versionsEdit

"Recorda Me" has been covered by many other musicians including:


  1. ^ "An Interview with Joe Henderson - Saxophone Journal. Vol 15, No.5 Mar/Apr 1991". Retrieved 12 Mar 2017.

See alsoEdit