Kenny Dorham Matador Hybrid SACD
Kenny Dorham Matador Hybrid SACD Kenny Dorham Matador Hybrid SACD

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Kenny Dorham Matador Hybrid SACD

Kenny Dorham

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SKU:
IMXSA8321
UPC:
856276002398

Audiophile Quality Hybrid SACD!
Rare Recording Available On SACD For The First Time Ever!
Mastered by Chris Bellman From The Original Analog Master Tapes!

This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Sometimes in the course of our exploration of potential titles to reissue, we come across a true gem that somehow escaped mainstream popularity. Our new SACD of Matador by trumpeter Kenny Dorham and his quintet is the latest and perhaps most crystalline example of this. There has never been a single 180-gram pressing available. It has only been reissued (officially) once in 50 years. When you hear it, you'll scratch your head raw that this under-appreciated gem has been missing for so long.

Working with a soulful Jackie McLean on alto, a loose and swinging Bobby Timmons on piano, and the locked-in rhythm section of Teddy Smith on bass and J.C. Moses on drums, the playing is spontaneous, energetic and expressive. Check out the frenetic interplay between Timmons and Moses during the long trailing section of "Melanie".

"Dorham and McLean, two of jazz' most passionate and lyrical players, are in very good form here. Helped by a varied set of material and an energized Timmons, they have fashioned an album of surpassing interest." - Ira Gitler, Downbeat Magazine, April 1963

Recorded in a single day in 1962, Matador contains the sprawling epic McLean-penned "Melanie" (a suite in three parts), as well as Dorham's smoldering "El Matador" and a stirring take on "Beautiful Love". Throughout the session, Timmons, Smith, and Moses provide sublime support while Dorham and McLean trade sinewy solos. Emotional musical exploration ties to readily approachable post-bop structure that make for a snappy, yet heady, mix of tunes that put a tap in your foot while engaging your head and heart.

Chris Bellman cut Matador from the original analog master tape (one of the few that survived the Universal warehouse fire of 2008, lucky for us) and the sound is revelatory! Tight acoustics of the Soundmaker Studios provide tightened bass, crystal-clear drums and beautifully rounded tones from Dorham's and McLean's horns. This is another fine example of Impex Records cutting through the fat of modern music-making to reveal the very essence of the music and the giant talents who created it. We are elated to bring this sadly-neglected classic back for true believers to add to their collection and (maybe more importantly) to a whole new generation to discover for the first time.

"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

Features

  • Super Audio CD
  • SACD Stereo SACD Layer
  • This Hybrid SACD contains an HDCD encoded Stereo CD layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
  • First time ever on SACD
  • Ribbed paper stock
  • Full resolution DSD audio mastered by Chris Bellman from the original analog master tapes
  • Disc made in Austria

Musicians

Kenny Dorham trumpet
Jackie McLean alto saxophone
Bobby Timmons piano
Teddy Smith bass
J.C. Moses drums

Selections

  1. El Matador
  2. Melanie - Part 1
  3. Melanie - Part 2
  4. Melanie - Part 3
  5. Smile
  6. Beautiful Love
  7. Prelude
  8. There Goes My Heart
Description

Audiophile Quality Hybrid SACD!
Rare Recording Available On SACD For The First Time Ever!
Mastered by Chris Bellman From The Original Analog Master Tapes!

This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Sometimes in the course of our exploration of potential titles to reissue, we come across a true gem that somehow escaped mainstream popularity. Our new SACD of Matador by trumpeter Kenny Dorham and his quintet is the latest and perhaps most crystalline example of this. There has never been a single 180-gram pressing available. It has only been reissued (officially) once in 50 years. When you hear it, you'll scratch your head raw that this under-appreciated gem has been missing for so long.

Working with a soulful Jackie McLean on alto, a loose and swinging Bobby Timmons on piano, and the locked-in rhythm section of Teddy Smith on bass and J.C. Moses on drums, the playing is spontaneous, energetic and expressive. Check out the frenetic interplay between Timmons and Moses during the long trailing section of "Melanie".

"Dorham and McLean, two of jazz' most passionate and lyrical players, are in very good form here. Helped by a varied set of material and an energized Timmons, they have fashioned an album of surpassing interest." - Ira Gitler, Downbeat Magazine, April 1963

Recorded in a single day in 1962, Matador contains the sprawling epic McLean-penned "Melanie" (a suite in three parts), as well as Dorham's smoldering "El Matador" and a stirring take on "Beautiful Love". Throughout the session, Timmons, Smith, and Moses provide sublime support while Dorham and McLean trade sinewy solos. Emotional musical exploration ties to readily approachable post-bop structure that make for a snappy, yet heady, mix of tunes that put a tap in your foot while engaging your head and heart.

Chris Bellman cut Matador from the original analog master tape (one of the few that survived the Universal warehouse fire of 2008, lucky for us) and the sound is revelatory! Tight acoustics of the Soundmaker Studios provide tightened bass, crystal-clear drums and beautifully rounded tones from Dorham's and McLean's horns. This is another fine example of Impex Records cutting through the fat of modern music-making to reveal the very essence of the music and the giant talents who created it. We are elated to bring this sadly-neglected classic back for true believers to add to their collection and (maybe more importantly) to a whole new generation to discover for the first time.

"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

Features

  • Super Audio CD
  • SACD Stereo SACD Layer
  • This Hybrid SACD contains an HDCD encoded Stereo CD layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
  • First time ever on SACD
  • Ribbed paper stock
  • Full resolution DSD audio mastered by Chris Bellman from the original analog master tapes
  • Disc made in Austria

Musicians

Kenny Dorham trumpet
Jackie McLean alto saxophone
Bobby Timmons piano
Teddy Smith bass
J.C. Moses drums

Selections

  1. El Matador
  2. Melanie - Part 1
  3. Melanie - Part 2
  4. Melanie - Part 3
  5. Smile
  6. Beautiful Love
  7. Prelude
  8. There Goes My Heart
ISBN
ASSOC
S
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
983.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
Artist
Kenny Dorham
Title
Matador
Composer
Additional Artists
Jackie McLean, Bobby Timmons, Teddy Smith, J.C. Moses
Record Weight
Record Speed
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-13-2021
Release Date
09-21-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
SACD
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