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Alex Henderson (writer)

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Alex Henderson
BornAlexander Valentine Henderson
(1962-10-31) October 31, 1962 (age 56)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationWriter, journalist, music critic
Websitewww.alexvhenderson.com

Alexander Valentine Henderson (born October 31, 1962) is an American writer, journalist and music critic whose work has appeared in Billboard, Cashbox, Spin, LA Weekly, Creem, Hits, JazzTimes, CD Review, Skin Two and other well known publications. He also does interviews and CD reviews for The New York City Jazz Record and covers political, social, business and financial topics for AlterNet.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

At 19, he was working at KCSN-FM in California (learning all about the industry) and at 21 (1984) he interviewed Philip Bailey for the LA Weekly, who did a duet with Phil Collins on Easy Lover. Alex went on to earn a B.A. in journalism from California State University, Northridge, in 1986, before serving at Cashbox, where he handled their heavy metal and indie columns (writing the obituary for Stevie Ray Vaughn). He did liner notes for a James Brown reissue of I'm Real in February 2015[2] for Funky Town Grooves[3] and interviewed Maurice White (shortly before his death), doing liner notes for two EWF albums. The April 2015 Billie Holiday Centenial issue for NYCJR features interviews with Helen Merrill, Sheila Jordan, Lorraine Feather (daughter of Leonard Feather) and Joe Temperley. In September 2015, Alex did liner notes for two Herbie Hancock reissues; Monster[4] and Feets Don't Fail Me Now.[5] For the Dexter Gordon article, February 2016 (appearing on the cover of The New York City Jazz Record), he not only interviewed Dexter's widow, but also Buster Williams, George Cables, Victor Lewis, Alex Riel, Karin Krog and Nils of Steeplechase.[6] His indepth August 2017 interview with Vincent Herring provides valuable insight into Vincent's musical experiences with Art Blakey, Cedar Walton, Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton. Alex Henderson has reviewed well over 8,000 CDs.[7]

NYCJR interviews[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. When Salon Went Hunting for Christian Terrorists... Article by Robert Spencer, April 13, 2015 - retrieved September 2018
  2. James Brown I'm Real Liner notes by Alex Henderson, February 2015 - retrieved September 2018
  3. Funky Town Grooves - retrieved September 2018
  4. Herbie Hancock - Monster Liner notes by Alex Henderson, Funky Town Grooves, July 2015 - retrieved September 2018
  5. Herbie Hancock - Feets Don't Fail Me Now Liner notes by Alex Henderson, Funky Town Grooves, July 2015 - retrieved September 2018
  6. Steeplechase - retrieved September 2018
  7. Allmusic Biography: Alex Henderson - retrieved September 2018



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