Kenny Dorham : Una Mas

Kenny Dorham : Una Mas


Kenny Dorham (trumpet), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Butch Warren (bass), Tony Williams (drums)   

Blue Note 4127

Music Matters Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A - Una Mas (One More Time)
B - Straight Ahead
C - Sao Paolo
D - If Ever I Would Leave You

Recorded on April 1, 1963, at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

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."

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech from the original analogue Van Gelder studio tapes and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.