A top bebop trumpeter, Mr McKinley Howard Dorham featured extensively with "all the cats" during the 50's, including work with Monk, Parker, Gillespie and Roach.
Being a friend of Joe Henderson, they recorded a lot of material together.
Dorham's Blue Note sessions (Una Mas, Afro-cuban, not to mention the others) should be ranked high in the label catalog, while there also exist very interesting material published by Riverside.
McKinley Howard "Kenny" Dorham (August 30, 1924 – December 5, 1972) was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer born in Fairfield, Texas. Dorham's talent is frequently lauded by critics and other musicians, but he never received the kind of attention or public recognition from the jazz establishment that many of his peers did. For this reason, writer Gary Giddins said that Dorham's name has become "virtually synonymous with underrated." Dorham also composed the jazz standard "Blue Bossa," which first appeared on Joe Henderson's album Page One.