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   Jazz Contrasts



Год издания : 1957

Компания звукозаписи : Riverside, OJC, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Hard Bop

Время звучания : 41:04

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Small Orchestra - Bop)      

Some of trumpeter Kenny Dorham's finest recordings were his sessions as a leader for Riverside in the 1950s and fortunately all of that music has been reissued on CD. This album is a bit brief in time (41 minutes) but contains many memorable selections. Three of the songs ("Falling in Love with Love" a 12-minute version of "I'll Remember April" and the trumpeter's "La Villa") match Dorham in an all-star quintet with the great tenor Sonny Rollins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Max Roach. The other three numbers (of which only "My Old Flame" includes Rollins) adds a fine harp player (Betty Glamman) and focuses on Dorham's lyricism.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

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Kenny Dorham is by now established as one of today's major trumpet stars. Like all the trumpet men who came up in the bop period or thereafter, he has had to serve several years of what might be called involuntary apprenticeship: overshadowed more than a little by those style-setting youngish "elder statesmen," Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. But that apprenticeship can now be considered to have been left far behind him. A rich-toned and powerful horn man, whose approach to jazz has always been marked by freshness and buoyancy, "K.D." has in recent years also displayed a steadily developing maturity of conception. By now, both his fellow musicians and an ever-growing percentage of the jazz public have recognized that Dorham's trumpet speaks with its own personal voice, that he is an individual and valuable artist. In short, Kenny Dorham has arrived.

For this album, Kenny has chosen to demonstrate the very broad scope of his playing. Three of the six numbers heie are ballads with a mood and feeling that is rather unique in small-band jazz. The 'differentness' is keynoted by the addition of a harp. In these scorings-two by the notable young arranger, Gigi Gryce, and the other by Dorham-the harp is not merely used to produce rich background voicings at random: it serves, as Gigi puts it, as "the orchestra," its function being to combine with the rhythm section in creating an unusual sound that provides a full setting for some extremely warm and soulful trumpet work.

On the two numbers of Side 1 and the final selection on the second side, there is a considerable change of mood. These are in the swinging, medium-to-up-tempo vein for which Dorham is best known. Here Kenny is joined by the formidable talents of Sonny Rolling (who also appears on one of the ballads), and here he shows his ability to blow jazz that is not only exciting but meaningful and uncliched-even at speeds at which most horn men would find it necessary to devote all their attention and energy merely to making sure they could hit all the notes. (For special kicks, note how Dorham and Pettiford spur each other through the opening chorus of a rip-snorting I'll Remember April.)

Kenny Dorham, born in Texas in August 1924, made his first appearance on the jazz scene during the mid-'40s heyday of bop. Among those he worked with in the middle and late 1940s were Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Billy Eckstine's big band, and Lionel Hampton. More recently he was a member of Art Blakey's original Jazz Messengers, and then with the Max Roach Quintet, as the able successor to the late Clifford Brown (to whom he pays tribute here by the inclusion of Brown's moving ballad, Larue.)

Kenny benefits from having selected, as his associates on this album, a remarkably talented group of musicians. Sonny Rollins has quickly become recognized as the major new tenor sax stylist of the mid-'50s, and has already exerted a vast influence on a very substantial number of young tenor men. He played alongside Dorham in the Roach group. At the time of this recording he had just left Roach to concentrate on musical studies, and then joined Miles Davis' quintet.

The Jones-Pettiford-Roach rhythm section can hardly be considered without going into superlatives. Ever since his early work on Charlie Parker's celebrated first Dial records, Max Roach has been the most highly regarded, most widely influential and most frequently imitated of bop and post-bop drummers. Oscar Pettiford, frequent poll-winner and immediate inheritor of the mantle of the late Jimmy Blanton, occupies a position among bassists quite comparable to Roach's among drummers. Hank Jones, less widely known to the public, is undoubtedly most musicians' choice as today's top rhythm-section pianist. Harpist Betty Glamman, most recently featured with Pettiford's big band, combines thoroughgoing skill with a jazz feeling that is certainly rare on her instrument.

Although this LP is clearly an expression of Dorham's individual jazz ideas and taste, the presence of Rollins and Roach on the one hand, and Pettiford, Miss Glamman and two scores by Gryce (who has written a substantial portion of the book for Oscar's orchestra) on the other, gives the album two subsidiary flavors that are both impressive and highly dissimilar. All of which helps to point up the wide range of the Jazz Contrasts that Dorham so effectively presents here.


  Соисполнители :

Betty Glamann (Harpsichord)
Buddy Enlow (Drums)
Butch Warren (Bass)
Charles Davis (Baritone Saxophone)
Hank Jones (Piano)
Jimmy Garrison (Bass)
Max Roach (Drums)
Oscar Pettiford (Bass)
Steve Kuhn (Piano)


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   1 Falling In Love With Love         0:09:14 Hart / Rodgers
   2 I'll Remember April         0:12:05 DePaul / Johnston / Raye
   3 Larue         0:04:31 Brown
   4 My Old Flame     T       0:05:25 Coslow / Johnston
   5 But Beautiful     T       0:02:45 McHugh / Van Heusen
   6 La Villa         0:07:03 Dorham / Gryce

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 T   'щелкнуть' - переход к тексту композиции.

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