Kenny Dorham – Una Mas

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Una Mas, titled Una Mas (One More Time) on the front cover, is a jazz album by trumpeter Kenny Dorham and his quintet, released in 1963 on Blue Note.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars and stated:”When one thinks of great talent scouts in jazz, the name of Kenny Dorham is often overlooked. However, many top young players benefited from playing in his groups, and for proof one need look no further than the lineup on this 1963 CD reissue: tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson, bassist Butch Warren, and (before either player joined Miles Davis) pianist Herbie Hancock and drummer Tony Williams. Together the quintet performs three of the trumpeter’s originals (“Una Mas” is the most famous) along with the standard ballad “If Ever I Would Leave You.” Even if the playing time (under 37 minutes) is a bit brief, the explorative yet swinging music lives up to its potential.”

Track listing:
All compositions by Kenny Dorham, except where noted

“Una Mas (One More Time)” – 15:19
“Straight Ahead” – 8:58
“Sao Paulo” – 7:20
“If Ever I Would Leave You” (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 5:07

Kenny Dorham – trumpet (voice end of track 1)
Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock – piano
Butch Warren – bass
Tony Williams – drums


Released: Early January 1964
Recorded: April 1, 1963
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 36:44
Label: Blue Note
BST 84127
Producer: Alfred Lion