Kenny Dorham

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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.

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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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Afro-Cuban Kenny Dorham 4 4
1959 Quiet Kenny Kenny Dorham 8
1960 Eastward Ho! Harold Land in New York Harold Land with Kenny Dorham 2
1960 Jazz Contemporary Kenny Dorham 2
1961 Whistle Stop Kenny Dorham 3
1963 Una Mas (One More Time) Kenny Dorham 6
1964 Trompeta Toccata Kenny Dorham 3
1976 Matador Kenny Dorham 1
1990 Osmosis Kenny Dorham 1
1991 2 Horns, 2 Rhythm Kenny Dorham 1
1991 Matador/Inta Somethin' Kenny Dorham 1
1993 Show Boat Kenny Dorham 2
1993 Short Story Kenny Dorham 1
1994 This Is The Moment - Sings And Plays Kenny Dorham 1
2004 The Arrival of Kenny Dorham Kenny Dorham 1
Una Mas Kenny Dorham 1
West 42nd Street Kenny Dorham 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 The Art of the Ballad Kenny Dorham 1
1998 Blues in Bebop Kenny Dorham 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia Kenny Dorham 3
1962 Inta Somethin' Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean 1
1990 The Jazz Festivals in Latin America Bill Evans Trio / Chris Connor / Kenny Dorham 1
2002 The Complete 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia Kenny Dorham 2
2006 New York 1964 Kenny Dorham 1
'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia, Volume I Kenny Dorham 1
'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia, Volume II Kenny Dorham 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Mamacita Kenny Dorham 1

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