Flamboyan, Queens, New York, 1963

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Kenny Dorham was a promising trumpeter whose career was sidetracked by drug problems that caused his cabaret card to be revoked (preventing bookings in Manhattan jazz clubs) and also led to his premature death from kidney disease in 1972. This 1963 aircheck from a broadcast MCed by Alan Grant at the Flamboyan in Queens, New York, is a rare opportunity to hear Dorham as a leader playing live. Joining him is tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, who had appeared on the leader's Una Mas while also using the trumpeter on his Blue Note album Page One, the latter recorded less than two weeks before this broadcast. Utilizing a pickup rhythm section, since there wasn't sufficient work ...
See more details below
CD
$15.03
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $14.68   
  • New (4) from $14.68   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Kenny Dorham was a promising trumpeter whose career was sidetracked by drug problems that caused his cabaret card to be revoked (preventing bookings in Manhattan jazz clubs) and also led to his premature death from kidney disease in 1972. This 1963 aircheck from a broadcast MCed by Alan Grant at the Flamboyan in Queens, New York, is a rare opportunity to hear Dorham as a leader playing live. Joining him is tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, who had appeared on the leader's Una Mas while also using the trumpeter on his Blue Note album Page One, the latter recorded less than two weeks before this broadcast. Utilizing a pickup rhythm section, since there wasn't sufficient work for them to keep a regular group going, consisting of pianist Ronnie Mathews, bassist Steve Davis (who had worked with John Coltrane), and drummer J.C. Moses, the quintet kicks off with Mathews' loping "Dorian." One oddity is that Dorham's snappy Latin vehicle "Una Mas" (which has long since become a jazz standard) is introduced as "My Injun from Brazil"; in any case, his sassy horn never sounded better. The trumpeter and tenor saxophonist shine in the introspective, bluesy treatment of "Summertime," while Henderson and Mathews take the spotlight in an extended take of "Autumn Leaves." The quintet wraps the broadcast with a breezy finale, "Dynamo," a breezy bop vehicle based on "I Got Rhythm" changes, though it is faded before its conclusion. The audio is quite good for the era, with lots of period photographs and in-depth liner notes by Bob Blumenthal, which causes the rather thick booklet to be challenging to remove from the jewel box. This is a delightful historical treasure that bop fans will enjoy.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/2010
  • Label: Uptown Jazz
  • UPC: 026198276027
  • Catalog Number: 2760
  • Sales rank: 86,462

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Dorham Primary Artist, Trumpet
Joe Henderson Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Mathews Piano
J.C. Moses Drums
Alan Grant Master of Ceremonies
Steve Davis Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Kenny Dorham Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Michael Cuscuna Contribution
Ira Gershwin Composer
Ronnie Mathews Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Jacques Prévert Composer
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes
Robert E. Sunenblick Producer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Joseph Kosma Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously