Blue Spring (album)
|Studio album by Kenny Dorham with Cannonball Adderley|
January 20 (#5-6) & February 18 (#1-4), 1959|
New York City
|Kenny Dorham chronology|
|Cannonball Adderley chronology|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|||
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
Blue Spring is a 1959 album by jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham and saxophonist Cannonball Adderley released on the Riverside label, featuring performances by Dorham and Adderley with Dave Amram, Cecil Payne, Cedar Walton, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones or Jimmy Cobb.
The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4 stars and states: "listeners new to the work of Kenny Dorham should definitely consider this somewhat overlooked Riverside date from 1959. The set features plenty of Dorham's varied and sophisticated horn work and four of his top-drawer originals.... Essential listening for Dorham fans." The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "Dorham enjoyed a brief resurgence towards the end of the '50s".
All compositions by Kenny Dorham except as indicated
- "Blue Spring" - 7:42
- "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 7:42
- "Poetic Spring" - 6:47
- "Spring Is Here" (Lorenz Hart, Rodgers) - 6:39
- "Spring Cannon" - 4:53
- "Passion Spring" - 8:30
- Kenny Dorham - trumpet
- Cannonball Adderley - alto saxophone
- David Amram - French horn
- Cecil Payne - baritone saxophone
- Cedar Walton - piano
- Paul Chambers - bass
- Jimmy Cobb - drums (tracks 1-4)
- Philly Joe Jones - drums (5-6)
- Billboard June 29, 1959
- Allmusic Review
- Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) . The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 365. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 64. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- Cannonball Adderley discography accessed 19 October 2009.
- Cook, S. Allmusic Review, accessed 19 October 2009.