Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman; Great Reid Miles Covers (Part 1) Themed Installment Presented on 180g Vinyl LP
A major trumpeter who emerged in the mid-1940s next to Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham was an easily recognizable, personal and very skilled bop soloist for 25 years. In a colorful career that found him sharing the bandstand with Charlie Parker, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Sonny Rollins, Dorham not only became active in hard bop and developed into one of its most important leaders. A major talent scout, for 1963’s Una Mas, Dorham not only helps introduce Joe Henderson (a regular member of his quintet) but features Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams before they joined Miles Davis. Throughout one of his most exciting recordings, Dorham performs with fire, inspiration and lyrical beauty.
This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
Kenny Dorham, trumpet
Herbie Hancock, piano
Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone
Butch Warren, bass
Anthony Williams, drums