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 three of his
best originals (including "Una Mas") and "If Ever I Would Leave You" with fire,
inspiration and lyrical beauty. On this superbly recorded reissue, a special
bonus is the alternate version of "If Ever I Would Leave You."
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.See more Kenny Dorham records here