Jazz enthusiasts - A Joe Henderson find .....

When crusing the bins the other day I found a 2cd set on Blue Note label "The State of the Tenor - Live at the Village Vanguard)". I bought it because of Henderson but also because it included bassist Ron Carter whom I also really like. They are reissues based on a 3 day session at the VV in the mid 80's. This is IMHO some of Henderson's best and the recording is pretty good as well. If you like jazz I don't know how you could go wrong. :-)
Ee3, I have the Chesky Audiophile Gold cd of "New York Reunion." It's well recorded but seems somehow lacking in emotional involvement. I had high hopes for it before purchase.
Foster 9, I hear what you're saying but remember jazz is a personal preference and all recordings are not going to personally involve you the same. When I listen to jazz, I not only listen to the music(tune) but also listen to what the musicians are doing as far as interacting with one another, their interpretation of the song, as well as how good the recording is.
I have the Chesky vinyl version which I think is probably better than the CD (based on other comparisions) but that's not saying that it would emotionally involve you any more than what you have.
Also, for you as well as others, one of Joe Henderson's earlier recordings "Page One" originally recorded in 1963 and remastered in 24 bit resolution in 1998 by Rudy Van Gelder is not a bad recording either, if you like Joe Henderson.
Everyone knows Page One, Inner Urge, McCoy's Real McCoy are classics.
State of the Tenor is a different experience.... A mature artist at the peak of his powers with a world class rhythm section. After years or neglect Joe showed everyone he was the greatest living tenor player of his generation.
This is without question a great jazz record.