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Matador (Kenny Dorham album)

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Length  38:18
Artist  Kenny Dorham
Producer  Alan Douglas
Genre  Jazz
Matador (1962)  Una Mas (1963)
Release date  1962
Label  United Artists Records
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Released  January/early February 1963
Recorded  April 15, 1962 Sound Makers, New York City
Similar  Kenny Dorham albums, Jazz albums

Kenny dorham el matador

Matador is an album by American jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham featuring performances recorded in 1962 and released on the United Artists label.


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Down Beat magazine jazz critic Ira Gitler stated in his April 25, 1963 review: "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.

The Allmusic review by Brandon Burke awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "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".

Track listing

  1. "El Matador" (Kenny Dorham) - 6:32
  2. "Melanie Parts 1-3" (Jackie McLean) - 11:34
  3. "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin) - 5:00
  4. "Beautiful Love" (Haven Gillespie, Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne, Victor Young) - 5:13
  5. "Prelude" (Heitor Villa-Lobos) - 4:47
  6. "There Goes My Heart" (Benny Davis, Abner Silver) - 5:12


  • Kenny Dorham - trumpet
  • Jackie McLean - alto saxophone (tracks 1-4 & 6)
  • Bobby Timmons - piano
  • Teddy Smith - bass (tracks 1-4 & 6)
  • J.C. Moses - drums (tracks 1-4 & 6)
  • Songs

    1El Matador6:30
    2Melanie-Part 1
    3Melanie-Part 2


    Matador (Kenny Dorham album) Wikipedia

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