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 Rating Releases
Les Genies du Jazz (Tome 1, No. 10):Fletcher "Smack" Henderson 1

Album + Compilation

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

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

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