A great tribute to the long-departed trumpeter Kenny Dorham
– but one that's even more noteworthy for its excellent tenor work from Charles Davis! Tom Kirkpatrick handles Kenny
's trumpet lines here – in a set of mostly Dorham
originals – but we especially love Charles' horn, blown with all those rich colors and deeply soulful undercurrents we've loved for so many decades – the kind of sounds that always have us seeking out Davis' sporadic dates as a leader like this! We love Dorham
, true – and we don't mean to diminish his memory – but Charles has taken his legacy and turned it into something even more amazing – as deeply dark as Kenny
might have loved back in the day, but with a searching, burning quality that goes way beyond all but a few of Dorham
's most vital records of the 60s. Titles include "Butch's Blues", "This Love Of Mine", "Tonica", "An Oscar For Oscar", "Sao Paolo", "Hill's Edge", and "Prince Albert".