1993 Wayne Henderson And The Next Crusade – Sketches Of Life

Sketches Of Life is an album by Wayne Henderson And The Next Crusade, released in 1993.

Wayne Maurice Henderson (September 24, 1939 – April 5, 2014) was an American soul jazz and hard bop trombonist and record producer. In 1961, he co-founded the soul jazz/hard bop group The Jazz Crusaders. Henderson left the group (who by then had changed their name to The Crusaders) in 1976 to pursue a career in producing, but revived The Jazz Crusaders in 1995.


1  Strange Love (William Henderson) 05:01
2  Men Cry Too (William Henderson) 05:21
3  The Color Of Love (William Henderson) 05:10
4  I Can’t Get Started With You (Ira Gershwin; Vernon Duke) 04:26
5  Portrait Of A Dream (William Henderson; Randy Henderson) 05:06
6  For Old Time Sake (William Henderson) 05:15
7  Survival (William Henderson) 04:59
8  We’re Gonna Rock Your Socks Off (William Henderson; Noel Closson) 04:45
9  I’ll Take You There (Alvertis Isbell) 04:49
10  Just Because Its Jazz,(Don’t Mean Ya Cant’t Dance) (William Henderson; Andrew Lane; Paul Lane) 06:09
11  Ancestral Chant (Ciophus Semenya) 00:45



BassNathaniel Phillips
GuitarDwight Sills
GuitarBrian Price
KeyboardsRob Mullins
ProgrammingNoel Closson
HornsWayne Henderson
SaxWilton Felder
TromboneWayne Henderson
VocalsWayne Henderson

Other Musicians

1 Strange Love

DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarCraig T Cooper

2 Men Cry Too

DrumsRayford Griffin

3 The Color Of Love

DrumsTony St James

4 I Can’t Get Started With You

DrumsRayford Griffin

5 Portrait Of A Dream

BassNathan East
DrumsRayford Griffin
DrumsLeon Chancler
KeyboardsBobby Lyle
SaxRonnie Laws
PercussionMailtu Correa
Background VocalsDee Harvey
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston
VocalsSandra Simmons

6 For Old Time Sake

DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarGiovanni Guido

7 Survival

DrumsRayford Griffin

8 We’re Gonna Rock Your Socks Off

DrumsRayford Griffin
HarmonicaLee Oskar

9 I’ll Take You There

DrumsRayford Griffin
HarmonicaLee Oskar
Background VocalsDee Harvey
Background VocalsSandra Simmons
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston

10 Just Because Its Jazz,(Don’t Mean Ya Cant’t Dance)

DrumsWilliam Bryant
VocalsWayne Henderson

11 Ancestral Chant

DrumsRayford Griffin

Liner Notes

Producer – Wayne Henderson
Producer (Executive) – Chuck Fassert, Stuart Alan Love, Douglas Kanner
Engineer – Eben Calderon, Steve Batte
Mastered By – Joe Gastwirt
Mixed By – Tom McCauley

Design – Caroline Smalley
Photography – Doug Dobransky

Phonographic Copyright (p) PAR Records Inc.
Copyright (c) PAR Records Inc.
Record Company Par Entertainment Group, Inc.
Produced For Whirl Entertainment
Manufactured By PAR Records Inc.
Distributed By PAR Records Inc.
Mastered At Nimbus
Mixed At Moving Hands Studios