Personnel: Kenny Dorham (trumpet); Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Betty Glamman (harp); Hank Jones (piano); Oscar Pettiford (bass); Max Roach (drums).
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, New York on May 21 & 27, 1957. Originally released on Riverside (239). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1992, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Kenny Dorham (trumpet); Betty Glamman (harp); Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Hank Jones (piano); Oscar Pettiford (bass instrument); Max Roach (drum).
Some of trumpeter Kenny Dorham's finest recordings were his sessions as a leader for Riverside in the '50s 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 Glauman) and focuses on Dorham's lyricism. ~ Scott Yanow
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