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Joe Henderson, Grammy saxophonist, dies at 64

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SAN FRANCISCO — Four-time Grammy winning tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, long one of jazz insiders' best-kept secrets, died Saturday of heart failure following a long bout with emphysema. He was 64.

"His heart just failed on him," said his sister, Phyllis Henderson, from Lima, Ohio, Saturday night.

Henderson stopped playing publicly more than a year ago due to his health problems.

Henderson's lyrical style, often said to be reminiscent of the legendary Stan Getz, brought him critical acclaim.