Afrodisia – Kenny Dorham
A true Afro-Cuban piece that incorporates some classic jazz vocabulary with finesse. Kenny Dorham trumpet solo available.
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- Recording: Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban
- Recorded on: March 29, 1955
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 1535)
- Concert Key: G minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Samba)
- Trumpet - Kenny Dorham
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Trombone - J.J. Johnson
- Baritone Sax - Cecil Payne
- Piano - Horace Silver
- Bass - Percy Heath
- Drums - Art Blakey
- Conga - Carlos "Patato" Valdes
- Cowbell - Richie Goldberg
Kenny Dorham's composition La Villa, from the first session of the "Afro-Cuban" album (January 30, 1955), is also available. The March 29, 1955, session is the second for this album, with a fourth horn added (trombonist J.J. Johnson) and some percussionists. Gigi's Gryce's Basheer's Dream is also from this session. There's more about K.D. during this period in the historical notes that accompany La Villa.
Don Sickler recalls, "I was glad when trumpeter Roy Hargrove asked me to arrange Afrodisia for his Crisol Habana album which won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Performance. It's not surprising that other Latin/Jazz groups have also recorded it. "
August 30, 1924 – December 15, 1972
Trumpeter/composer Kenny Dorham was very much on the jazz scene from the mid-1940s through most of the 1960s. He worked and recorded with all the major figures in the modern jazz movement, which includes the legendary Billy Eckstine big band, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Max Roach as well as Kenny Clarke, Sonny Stitt, Fats Navarro, J.J. Johnson and many other giants of that period. Read more...