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Kenny Dorham – Afro-Cuban (1955/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kenny Dorham – Afro-Cuban (1955/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:00 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: | Front cover | © Blue Note Records

“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you’ve set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder’s studio!” – Blue Note President, Don Was.

Afro-Cuban is the 1955 masterpiece by Kenny Dorham. The recording is one of the first well-respected blends of jazz and Afro-Cuban. The legendary jazz trumpeter is joined by J.J. Johnson, Hank Mobley, Cecil Payne, Horace Silver, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Carlos Valdes and Richie Goldberg. This is a vital addition for any music connoisseur’s collection. Standouts include “Afrodisia,” “Lotus Flower” and “Minors Holiday.”

01 – Afrodisia
02 – Lotus Flower
03 – Minors Holiday
04 – Basheer’s Dream
05 – K.D.’s Motion
06 – La Villa
07 – Venita’s Dance

Kenny Dorham (trumpet)
Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)
J.J. Johnson (trombone, tracks 1-4 only)
Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone)
Horace Silver (piano)
Oscar Pettiford (bass, tracks 1-4)
Percy Heath (bass, tracks 5-7)
Art Blakey (drums)
Carlos “Patato” Valdes (congas, tracks 1-4 only)

Recorded January 30 (tracks 5-7) and March 29, 1955 (tracks 1-4) in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ

Produced by Alfred Lion

Released as Blue Note BLP 1535 (Mono only)


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