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Kenny Dorham

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: August 30, 1924 | Died: December 5, 1972    

Kenny Dorham

Overshadowed for most of his career by the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, and Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham's abilities as a composer and unique voice as an advanced bop trumpet player are underrated to this day.

McKinley Howard Dorham was born on August 30, 1924 on a ranch called Post Oak, near Fairfield, Texas. He attended Anderson High School in Austin, where he began teaching himself to play piano and trumpet, and spending much of his time on the school boxing team. He later enrolled at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, studying chemistry and minoring in physics. During this time he experimented with arranging, writing for the stage band, where he met such players as Wild Bill Davis, Harold Land, and Roy Porter....
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Source: Jeff Helgesen

  • Eight Classic Albums

    Blue Note
    2012
  • Una Mas

    Blue Note Records
    2011
  • Kenny Dorham - The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963 - featuring Joe Henderson

    Uptown Records
    2010
  • The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963

    Blue Note
    2009
  • 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia

    Music Matters
    2009
  • Orpheus

    Blue Note
    2008
  • Jazz Contrasts

    Riverside
    2007
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