Joe Henderson ‎– Black Is The Color

Milestone Records ‎– MSP 9040
Vinyl, LP, Repress


A1 Terra Firma 12:14
A2 Vis-A-Vis 6:49
B1 Foregone Conclusion 4:55
B2 Black Is The Color (Of My True Love's Mind) 7:03
B3 Current Events 5:33



The original idea for this album was to approach it entirely from the standpoint of having no pre-conceived ideas (i.e., melodies, themes, bar lines, etc.) for the musicians to relate to.
However, after listening to a tape copy of one segment of the original session, I became aware of further possibilities. Making full use of 16-track tape, we could add to and improve upon what had allready been recorded by multiple overdubbing of new parts, by myself and others, that would become permanent additions to the track. So I proceeded, after the fact (hence its title Foregone Conclusion), to create a continuous pattern that would effectively support what had allready been laid down.
As for the other numbers here, with the exception of Vis-A-Vis (which somehow managed not to defect from the original non-framework idea), the track concept was used extensively throughout.

- Joe Henderson

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MSP 9040 Joe Henderson Black Is The Color(LP, Yel) Milestone Records MSP 9040 US 1972 Sell This Version
UCCO-90193 Joe Henderson Black Is The Color(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Milestone Records UCCO-90193 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
MSP 9040 Joe Henderson Black Is The Color(LP) Milestone Records MSP 9040 UK 1972 Sell This Version
SMJX-10150 Joe Henderson Black Is The Color(LP) Milestone Records SMJX-10150 Japan 1972 Sell This Version