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Afro-Cuban – Kenny Dorham

Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne


This album is the first flowering of Kenny Dorham as a significant trumpet stylist and composer. Using the newly formed Jazz Messengers as the core of these ensembles, Dorham crafted Latin pieces like "Minor's Holiday" and "Lotus Flower," which would quickly become jazz standards. The large ensemble tracks with J. J. Johnson and driven by Patato Valdes's congas are especially effective. An additional tune and an alternate take from the sessions are included.

Personnel on tracks 1-4, 9: KENNY DORHAM - trumpset J. J. JOHNSON - trombone HANK MOBLEY - tenor sax CECIL PAYNE - baritone sax HORACE SILVER - piano OSCAR PETTIFORD - bass ART BLAKEY - drums CARLOS "PATATO" VALDES - congas RICHIE GOLDBERG - cowbell Personnel on tracks 5-8: KENNY DORHAM - trumpet
HANK MOBLEY- tenor sax
CECIL PAYNE - baritone sax
ART BLAKEY - drums

Release details

Label: Blue Note
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 2014
Genre: Jazz


A1 Afrodisia
A2 Lotus Flower
A3 Minor'S Holiday
A4 Basheer'S Dream
B1 K.D.'S Motion
B2 The Villa
B3 Venita'S Dance