Jazz, Vinyl, Music…follow on Instagram @jazzandcoffee
Strong jazz accompanied by strong coffee this morning. Dorham goes out on top in his last session as a leader—simply incredible playing, writing and arranging. 3/5 of the players here had previously recorded together on Andrew Hill’s groundbreaking ‘Point of Departure’ and the adventurous spirit of that session (especially from bassist Davis) left a residue that gives this session an X-factor that elevates it to a higher plane. Not that there’s anything free or avant going on here, but to call it progressive hard bop isn’t fully doing justice to ‘Trompeta Toccata’, mandatory for Dorham fans and highly recommended to pretty much everyone. Kenny Dorham (trumpet), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Richard Davis (bass), Albert Heath (drums) #jazzandcoffee #kennydorham #joehenderson #bluenoterecords #vinyl #vinylrecords
October 6, 2018
I’m Syd Schwartz, jazz vinyl enthusiast, marketing nerd, music industry executive, and Consigliere for the band Umphrey’s McGee. Posts here are ported from my Instagram feed @jazzandcoffee. DM me there if you’re looking to get in touch.