Blue Note Records
Kenny Dorham - Una Mas LP (Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition)
Recorded in 1963, Una Mas was the first album to feature the dynamic frontline of trumpeter Kenny Dorham and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, a potent team that would go on to collaborate on numerous classic albums under each musician’s name including Henderson’s debut album Page One which was recorded just 2 months later. Along with a tremendous rhythm section of Herbie Hancock on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Tony Williams on drums, the quintet delivers joyous performances of 3 Dorham originals including the irrepressible title track, “Straight Ahead,” and “Sao Paolo.” The striking album cover design by Reid Miles is a brilliant example of the designer’s creative use of Francis Wolff’s session photos.
This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
A1: Una Mas (One More Time)
B1: Straight Ahead
B2: Sao Paulo