Jazz Contemporary

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Jazz Contemporary
Jazz Contemporary.jpg
Studio album by Kenny Dorham
Released End of June 1960[1]
Recorded February 11-12, 1960
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:57 original LP
Label Time Records
Time 52004
Producer Bob Shad
Kenny Dorham chronology
The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album
(1960)The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album1960
Jazz Contemporary
(1960)
Show Boat
(1960)Show Boat1960

Jazz Contemporary is an album by American jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham featuring performances recorded in 1960 and released on the Time label.[2] The album features the recording debut of pianist Steve Kuhn.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars and stated "The results are not quite essential but everyone plays up to par... It's fine hard bop, the modern mainstream music of the period".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Kenny Dorham except as indicated
  1. "A Waltz" - 5:34
  2. "Monk's Mood" (Thelonious Monk) - 8:09
  3. "In Your Own Sweet Way" (Dave Brubeck) - 8:01
  4. "Horn Salute" - 8:27
  5. "Tonica" - 2:57
  6. "This Love of Mine" (Sol Parker, Henry W. Sanicola Jr., Frank Sinatra) - 6:49

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Sign Off" - 5:29
  2. "A Waltz" [alternate take] - 5:36
  3. "Monk's Mood" [alternate take] (Monk) - 2:53
  4. "This Love of Mine" [alternate take] (Parker, Sanicola, Sinatra) - 7:55

Recorded on February 11 (tracks 2, 3, 7, 8, 10) and February 12, 1960 (tracks 1, 4-6, 9).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard July 4, 1960
  2. ^ Kenny Dorham discography accessed October 7, 2010
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 7, 2010
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 64. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.