Una Mas – Kenny Dorham
A classic Latin jazz head with an edgy rhythmic vibe that makes it immediately distinguishable. Solo piano arrangement also available.
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- Recording: Kenny Dorham - Una Mas
- Recorded on: April 1, 1963
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4127)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Mambo)
- Trumpet - Kenny Dorham
- Tenor Sax - Joe Henderson
- Piano - Herbie Hancock
- Bass - Butch Warren
- Drums - Tony Williams
As Kenny Dorham says of the recording in the original liner notes: "The groove was very good. And when you get that relaxing a groove, you just don't stop. Besides, the enthusiasm of the other guys seemed to be rising as we went along so there was no danger of losing freshness." Una Mas became the whole first side of the original LP (15 minutes and 16 seconds!). Now, thanks to Amazon, you can download it as a separate track.
Kenny's two-horn arrangement from the original album is available; the separate parts include his classic shout chorus.
The landmark April 1, 1963, session produced many masterpieces, among them Una Mas. Sao Paulo and Straight Ahead, also from this session, are also available on jazzleadsheets.com.
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...