Kenny Dorham – Whistle Stop (Full Album)

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Whistle Stop is a jazz studio album by Kenny Dorham, featuring performances by acclaimed musicians Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. It was recorded in January 1961 at Van Gelder Studio, in Englewood Cliffs, and was originally released on Blue Note Records as BST 84063 and BLP 4063. “In 1975”, Blumenthal states in the CD liner notes, “five British critics picked Whistle Stop as one of 200 albums that belonged in a basic library of jazz recorded after World War II”(Wikipedia, https://goo.gl/xS7K7K).

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated “this is a generally overlooked near-classic set”.

Track listing:
All pieces by Kenny Dorham.

“Philly Twist” – 5:39
“Buffalo” – 7:43
“Sunset” – 6:20
“Whistle Stop” – 5:56
“Sunrise in Mexico” – 5:39
“Windmill” – 6:17
“Dorham’s Epitaph” – 1:09

Personnel:
Kenny Dorham – trumpet
Hank Mobley – tenor sax (except track 7)
Kenny Drew – piano
Paul Chambers – double bass
Philly Joe Jones – drums

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Released: June 1961
Recorded: January 15, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Length: 38:43
Label: Blue Note
BST 84063
Producer: Alfred Lion

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