The Art of the Ballad

The Art of the Ballad

by Kenny Dorham


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The Art of the Ballad

Though the least celebrated of the artists featured in Fantasy's initial The Art of the Ballad offering, Kenny Dorham is by no means the most negligible, as this selection of ballads, augmented by some of the leading names in jazz demonstrates. However, with only six Dorham albums on Riverside, Debut and New Jazz to choose from, Fantasy had to turn elsewhere to fill out the CD, to sessions led by Ernie Henry, Oliver Nelson and Harold Land. Indeed, even on Dorham's own recordings, he doesn't always dominate -- the most telling example being Cannonball Adderley's ardent solos that light up "It Might as Well Be Spring" and steal the show. Elsewhere, the listener will hear a number of Dorham's sounds -- the big open sound of "Darn That Dream," the veiled, toned, fleetfingered hard bop Dorham of "Falling in Love with Love," the sweet muted work on Nelson's "Passion Flower," and various combinations of tone and articulation. No rarities; everything is available elsewhere on silver discs.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/1998
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218311328
catalogNumber: 11013

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Dorham   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
David Amram   French Horn
Ray Bryant   Piano
Kenny Drew   Piano
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Jimmy Heath   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Henry   Alto Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
Oliver Nelson   Tenor Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Max Roach   Drums
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone
Art Taylor   Drums
Cedar Walton   Piano
Wilbur Ware   Bass
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Percy Heath   Bass
Walter Bishop   Piano
Paul Chambers   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Betty Glamann   Harp
Wilbert G.T. Hogan   Drums
Clarence Jones   Bass
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Eddie Mathias   Bass
Joey Peters   Drums
Amos Trice   Piano

Technical Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Contributor
Ray Bryant   Contributor
Kenny Drew   Contributor
Tommy Flanagan   Contributor
Jimmy Heath   Contributor
Ernie Henry   Contributor
Hank Jones   Contributor
Harold Land   Contributor
Oliver Nelson   Contributor
Oscar Pettiford   Contributor
Max Roach   Contributor
Sonny Rollins   Contributor
Art Taylor   Contributor
Cedar Walton   Contributor
Wilbur Ware   Contributor
Jimmy Cobb   Contributor
Percy Heath   Contributor
Walter Bishop   Contributor
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Paul Chambers   Contributor
Kenny Clarke   Contributor
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Producer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Dave Helland   Liner Notes

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