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Kenny Dorham Matador - 180 Gram 33RPM US Vinyl LP

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KENNY DORHAM Matador (2022 limited edition Impex Records all-analogue 180-gram vinyl LP mastered from the original tapes, re-introducing a classic among jazz connoisseurs. Also starring Jackie McLean, Bobby Timmons, Teddy Smith, and J.C. Moses, all of whom deliver outstanding performances. Housed inside a high quality paper stock tip-on jacket faithfully reproducing the original sleeve art. Individually numbered from an edition of just 5000 copies, with hype sticker & clear re-sealable sleeve. Recommended)

TRACKLISTING AND EXTRA INFORMATION
“Kenny Dorham’s Matador can safely claim the all too common distinction of being a classic among jazz connoisseurs while virtually unknown to the casual listener… A fantastic session by any standard.”- Brandon Burke, AllMusic Guide

180-gram vinyl repressing of this 1962 album from the jazz great. Kenny Dorham's Matador can safely claim the all too common distinction of being a classic among jazz connoisseurs while virtually unknown to the casual listener. Dorham is joined here by Jackie McLean, Bobby Timmons, Teddy Smith, and J.C. Moses, all of whom deliver outstanding performances.

More than anything, this session is perhaps best known for including a stunning version of McLean's composition "Melody for Melonae," used less than a month earlier on his groundbreaking Blue Note LP Let Freedom Ring. For this session, though, the tune is renamed "Melanie" and, if not better, this version at least rivals the take under McLean's leadership.

For starters, the addition of another horn adds some tonal depth to the proceedings, a situation arguably lacking in the tune's earlier recording. Also of note is what has to be Bobby Timmons' most intense moment on record. One rarely has the opportunity to hear Timmons dig and scrape as hard as he does during this solo, and his barely audible vocal accompaniment (...a la Bud Powell) only helps to prove this point.


Side A:
1. El Matador
2. Melanie - Part 1
3. Melanie - Part 2
4. Melanie - Part 3

Side B:
1. Smile
2. Beautiful Love
3. Prelude
4. There Goes My Heart


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Artist - Kenny Dorham (click link for complete listing)
Title - Matador - 180 Gram 33RPM (click link for more of the same title)
Year of Release - 2022
Format - vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label - Impex Records
Catalogue No - IMP6042
Country of Origin - USA
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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Additional info - Sealed, Picture Sleeve
Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) - 5053201134543
Condition - Factory sealed from new. This item is unplayed. Click here for more info.
RareVinyl.com Ref No - KDALPMA787586

GENRES
00s Artists, Jazz.

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