Kenny Dorham: Una Mas


Una Mas (One More Time)


Kenny Dorham (trumpet)


Una Mas (Blue Note RVG Edition 21228)

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

Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 1, 1963


Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

“Una Mas” is a testament to Dorham’s singular approach to mixing bossa and bop. His breathy articulations also add spice to an already infectious melody. This was Joe Henderson’s first recording session. Just shy of his 26th birthday and already mature in his conception, Joe would become one of Blue Note’s most celebrated mainstays. In the rhythm section are Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams, two future anchors of the Miles Davis Quintet. Handfuls of groove rise up from Hancock’s fervent and uncharacteristically soulful comping. The spirited cymbals of the 17-year-old Williams complete the package.

Reviewer: David Tenenholtz


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