Be Cool is an expansive set of music by 77-year-old jazz trumpet legend Dr. Eddie Henderson encompassing jazz, funk, boogaloo, blues, ballads, modal, tin pan alley and more. Backed by a stellar ensemble with pianist and NEA jazz master Kenny Barron, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, bassist Essiet Essiet, and drummer Mike Clark, Henderson delivers an album of transcendent performances. A protégé of Miles Davis, Henderson says more with a single note than most manage in an entire chorus. In the '70s, Eddie temporarily put his career in medicine on hold to join Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi band before releasing a series of jazz fusion records that have become acid jazz classics. His last recording, Collective Portrait, was released in 2015 to rave reviews.