Afrodisia

By
Kenny Dorham
Arranged
Jock McKenzie
Price
£ 22.00 

McKinley Howard "Kenny" Dorham (1924–1972) was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer.

  • 4 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 3 Trombones
  • 1 Euphonium  
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Drum Kit

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McKinley Howard "Kenny" Dorham (1924–1972) was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer. Dorham's talent is frequently lauded by critics and other musicians, but he never received the kind of attention or public recognition from the jazz establishment that many of his peers did. Dorham was one of the most active bebop trumpeters. He played in the big bands of Lionel Hampton, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie and the Charlie Parker quintet. He joined Parker's band in December 1948, he was also a member of the original Jazz Messengers. He also recorded as a sideman with Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins and he replaced Clifford Brown in the Max Roach Quintet. In addition to sideman work, Dorham led his own groups, including the Jazz Prophets. Afrodisia is a track on his critically acclaimed Afro-Cuban album, first released in 1955 as a 10" vinyl record, it featured only four tracks and had different cover artwork. Sometime later, Blue Note Records decided to add further tracks and issue a more complete LP in May 1957.

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“This intriguing "water-borne" voyage runs the gamut from more classically-tinged interpretations to straight-ahead and improvised jazz. Along that journey we are treated to a highly inspired and masterfully presented performance.”

Nicholas F. Mondello
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“Exploding onto the brass music scene with their debut album ‘Under the Spell of Spain’, the depth of versatility and virtuosity within the ranks of Superbrass has firmly secured it's place as one of the greatest large brass ensembles of all time”

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Brass Band World

“Exploding onto the brass music scene with their debut album ‘Under the Spell of Spain’, the depth of versatility and virtuosity within the ranks of Superbrass has firmly secured it's place as one of the greatest large brass ensembles of all time”

Tom Davoren
Brass Band World

"Who but the best professionals could live up to this ?... Everything about this disc is to be recommended, the recording is crystal clear and the playing and arranging of the first water”

Dr. Paul Sarcich
www.mvdaily.com

“An absorbing selection of refined choices and inspirational highlights. Marvellous."

Keith Ames
The Musician (MU)

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