James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. (December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. His was one of the most prolific black musical arrangers and his influence was vast. He was often known as Smack Henderson (apparently due to his college baseball hitting skills). Fletcher is ranked along with Duke Ellington as one of the most influential arrangers and band leaders in jazz history, and helped bridge the gap between the jazz and swing era.

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Year Title RatingReleases
Les Genies du Jazz (Tome 1, No. 10):Fletcher "Smack" Henderson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Fletcher Henderson and Louis Armstrong 1924 - 1925 1
1992 The Indispensable Fletcher Henderson (1927–1936) 1
1994 A Study in Frustration: The Fletcher Henderson Story 1
1995 1924-1938 1
1997 Jazz Greats, Volume 31: Fletcher Henderson: Wrappin' It Up 1
2000 Ken Burns Jazz 1
2000 The Harmony & Vocalion Sessions 3
2002 Wrappin It Up! 1
2003 Blue Rhythm 1
2005 Quadromania Jazz Edition: Fletcher Henderson: Wrappin' It Up 1
2011 The Fletcher Henderson Story: A Study in Frustration 1
Slumming on Park Avenue 1
The Classic Tracks 1
Tidal Wave 1

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Year Title RatingReleases
Hocus Pocus (1927-1936) 1
Jazz in the Thirties 2

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