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THIS ALBUM DOWNLOAD FEATURES HIGH RESOLUTION COVER ART ONLY. LINER NOTES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
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)
"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."
ReviewsAn ageless recording of true historical import in all matters Latin and Jazz. - All About Jazz