Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (200g)
Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (200g)
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Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (200g)
Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (200g)

Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (200g)

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Kenny Dorham, trumpet [click here to see more vinyl featuring Kenny Dorham]
Tommy Flanagan, piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Tommy Flanagan]
Paul Chambers, bass [click here to see more vinyl featuring Paul Chambers]
Art Taylor, drums [Click here to see more vinyl featuring Art Taylor]

 

1 LP,  standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label : Prestige

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey by Rudy Van Gelder

Remastered by Kevin Gray

Originally released in 1960

Reissued in 2017



Tracks :

Side A :

1. Lotus Blossom
2. My Ideal
3. Blue Friday
4. Alone Together

Side B :

1. Blue Spring Shuffle
2. I Had the Craziest Dream
3. Old Folks
4. Mack the Knife



Reviews
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"I've never heard an original pressing, but this reissue by Chad Kassem's Analogue Productions — a 200-gram QRP pressing, mastered at 33 1/3 RPM by Kevin Gray — is every bit the equal of Van Gelder's Blue Note LPs from the same era: the trumpet's brash brass and bushels of air, the pluck and wood of the bass, the sizzling hi-hat and smashing snare of the trap set. ... Listen to 'Blue Friday,' and you'll be reminded of the trumpet-led passages on 'Stolen Moments,' the high point of Oliver Nelson's The Blues and the Abstract Truth. There's a similar sound, and it's no accident." Fred Kaplan, Stereophile, Feb. 8, 2017.

« In the liner notes of Quiet Kenny, former Downbeat magazine publisher Jack Maher states that trumpeter Kenny Dorham's music is not necessarily the demure, balladic, rapturous jazz one might associate as romantic or tranquil. Cool and understated might be better watchwords for what the ultra-melodic Dorham achieves on this undeniably well crafted set of standards and originals that is close to containing his best work overall during a far too brief career. Surrounded by an excellent rhythm team of the equally sensitive pianist Tommy Flanagan, emerging bassist Paul Chambers, and the always-beneficial drummer Art Taylor, Dorham and his mates are not prone to missteps or overt exaggerations. One of Dorham's all-time best tunes "Lotus Blossom" kicks off the set with its bop to Latin hummable melody, fluid dynamics, and Dorham's immaculate, unpretentious tone. "Old Folks," a classic ballad, is done mid-tempo, while the true "quiet" factor comes into play on interesting version of "My Ideal" where Dorham gingerly squeezes out the slippery wet notes, and on the sad ballad "Alone Together." The rest of the material is done in easygoing, unforced fashion, especially the originals "Blue Friday" and the simple swinger "Blue Spring Shuffle" which is not really a shuffle. Never known as a boisterous or brash player, but also not a troubadour of romanticism -- until he started singing -- Dorham's music is also far from complacent, and this recording established him as a Top Five performer in jazz on his instrument. It comes recommended to all. » AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos

Quiet Kenny is yet another reminder of what a trumpet giant Kenny Dorham was. Whether limning ballads such as "My Ideal," "Alone Together," "I Had the Craziest Dream," and "Old Folks," or investigating the timelessness and intricacies of the blues (his originals in this set with "Blue" in their titles), the former Charlie Parker cohort and ex-Jazz Messenger exhibits his subtle swing, personal sound, and finely-honed harmonic sense. Along the way these reflections and connections with Bird, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Harry James, and Louis Armstrong make for a rich legacy. With Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Arthur Taylor



Ratings

AllMusic : 4.5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.7 / 5 

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