In honor of Blue Note Records' 80th Anniversary, the legendary jazz label is launching the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series. Distinct from the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, this second series curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman features 180g vinyl LP releases in standard packaging with albums spanning the many eras of the label's history presented by themes: Blue Note Debuts, Blue Grooves, Great Reid Miles Covers, Blue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders. The series resumes in May 2020 with Part 4 of theGreat Reid Miles Covers theme - Larry Young – Into Somethin' (1964), Kenny Dorham – Trompeta Toccata(1965), and Andrew Hill – Smoke Stack (1966).
Kenny Dorham's 1965 album Trompeta Toccata would be the final album that the great underrated trumpeter and composer would record as a leader, and it stands as a fitting testament to his prodigious talent. The album featured a stellar quintet with Dorham and his frequent collaborator Joe Henderson on tenor saxophone along with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. The brilliant album cover design by Reid Miles featured the bold typography that made his style so influential.
This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, andpressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
Kenny Dorham, trumpet
Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone
Tommy Flanagan, piano
Richard Davis, bass
Albert Heath, drums
• Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series
• 180g vinyl LP
• Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman
• Theme: Great Miles Reid Covers (Part 4)
• All-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes
• Pressed at Optimal
• Standard packaging