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Kenny Dorham

Born: August 30, 1924 | Died: December 5, 1972    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

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

As a Leader/Co-Leader

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1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969



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1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
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As a Leader/Co-Leader


1953

1953, 1956, 1964
Kenny Dorham 1953, 1956, 1964
Royal Jazz
Birdland, NYC, October 31, 1953 (a); NYC, October 10, 1956 (b); Oslo, Norway, January, 1964 (c).
Tracks: An Oscar For Oscar; If I Love Again; Split Kick; Get Happy; Lullaby Of Birdland (a); Valse Hot; I Get A Kick Out Of You (b); Con Alma; Short Story; Sky Blue; Lament (c).
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet (a,b,c); Lou Donaldson: alto sax; Horace Silver: piano; Gene Ramey: bass; Art Blakey: drums (a); Sonny Rollins: tenor sax; Ray Bryant: piano; George Morrow: bass; Max Roach: drums (b); Tore Sannes: piano; Bjorn Pedersen: bass; Jon Christensen: drums (c).


Kenny Dorham Quintet
Debut/Fantasy OJC
NYC, December 15, 1953.
Tracks: An Oscar For Oscar; Be My Love; Darn That Dream; I Love You; Ruby, My Dear; Osmosis; Chicago Blues; Lonesome Lover Blues.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet, vocals; Jimmy Heath: tenor sax, baritone sax; Walter Bishop: piano; Percy Heath: bass; Kenny Clarke: drums.


1955


Afro-Cuban
Blue Note
Hackensack, NJ, January 30° & March 29¹, 1955.
Tracks: Venita's Dance°; K.D.'s Motion°; La Villa°; Minor's Holiday¹; Basheer's Dream¹; Afrodisia¹; Lotus Flower¹; Echo Of Spring (aka K.D.'s Cab Ride)°.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; J.J. Johnson¹: trombone; Hank Mobley: tenor sax; Cecil Payne: baritone sax; Horace Silver: piano; Percy Heath°: bass; Oscar Pettiford¹: bass; Art Blakey: drums; Carlos 'Patato' Valdes¹: congas; Richie Goldberg¹: cowbell.
Note: Also issued as Kenny Dorham Octet/Sextet.
Note: RVG Edition CD (remastered 2007) includes alternate take of 'Minor's Holiday'.


1956


Kenny Dorham And The Jazz Prophets, Vol. 1
ABC-Paramount/GRP
NYC, April 4, 1956.
Tracks: Tahitian Suite; DX; The Prophet; Blues Elegante; Don't Explain.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; J.R. Monterose: tenor sax; Dick Katz: piano; Sam Jones: bass; Arthur Edgehill: drums.


'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia
Blue Note
NYC, May 31, 1956.
Tracks: Autumn In New York; Hill's Edge°¹ (aka Tune Up); A Night In Tunisia°¹; Mexico City°¹; 'Round About Midnight°; Monaco°¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; J.R. Monterose°: tenor sax; Bobby Timmons: piano; Kenny Burrell¹: guitar; Sam Jones: bass; Arthur Edgehill: drums.
Note: "Mexico City" also issued on Kenny Burrell: Vol. 2 (Blue Note), which itself is a part of Introducing Kenny Burrell.


'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia Vol. 2
Blue Note
NYC, May 31, 1956.
Tracks: K.D.'s Blues°¹; Royal Roost°¹ (aka Tenor Madness); Who Cares?¹; My Heart Stood Still°¹; Mexico City°¹ (alternate); The Prophet°¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; J.R. Monterose°: tenor sax; Bobby Timmons: piano; Kenny Burrell¹: guitar; Sam Jones: bass; Arthur Edgehill: drums.


'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia Vol. 3
Blue Note
NYC, May 31, 1956.
Tracks: K.D.'s Blues° (alternate); Monaco° (alternate); N.Y. Theme°¹; Who Cares? (alternate); Riffin'°¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; J.R. Monterose°: tenor sax; Bobby Timmons: piano; Kenny Burrell¹: guitar; Sam Jones: bass; Arthur Edgehill: drums.
Note: The whole event was remastered in 2001 and issued as a double CD in Blue Note's RVG Edition as The Complete 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia.


1957


Jazz Contrasts
Riverside/OJC
NYC, May 21° & 27¹, 1957.
Tracks: But Beautiful°; I'll Remember April°; Falling In Love With Love°; La Villa°; My Old Flame¹; La Rue¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Sonny Rollins°: tenor sax; Betty Glamann¹: harp; Hank Jones: piano; Oscar Pettiford: bass; Max Roach: drums.


Kenny Dorham/Ernie Henry: 2 Horns, 2 Rhythm
Riverside/OJC
NYC, November 13° & December 2¹, 1957.
Tracks: Lotus Blossom°; Soon°²; The End Of A Love Affair°; I'll Be Seeing You°; Noose Bloos°; S'posin'°; Is It True What They Say About Dixie?¹; Jazz-Classic¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet, piano²; Ernie Henry: alto sax; Eddie Mathias°, Wilbur Ware¹: bass; G.T. Hogan: drums.
Note: Four tracks of this session were also issued on Kenny Dorham and Friends (Jazzland) together with 3 tracks from Presenting Ernie Henry.
The remaining four appeared on a Jazzland record Clark Terry/Kenny Dorham: Top Trumpets.



1958


This Is The Moment!
Riverside/OJC
NYC, July 7° & August 15¹, 1958.
Tracks: Autumn Leaves°; Since I Fell For You°²; I Understand°; This Is The Moment°; Angel Eyes°; Make Me Present Of You°; Where Are You?°; I Remember Clifford¹; From This Moment On¹; Golden Earrings¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet, vocal²; Curtis Fuller: trombone; Cedar Walton: piano; Sam Jones: bass; Charlie Persip°, G.T. Hogan¹: drums.
Note: 'Optional', a further track from the August session was issued on Riverside album: Various Artists: New Blue Horns.


1959


Kenny Dorham / Cannonball Adderley: Blue Spring
Riverside/OJC
NYC, January 20° & February 18¹, 1959.
Tracks: Passion Spring°; Spring Cannon°; Blue Spring¹; It Might As Well Be Spring¹; Spring Is Here¹; Poetic¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Dave Amram: french horn; Cannonball Adderley: alto sax; Cecil Payne: baritone sax; Cedar Walton: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Philly Joe Jones°, Jimmy Cobb¹: drums.


Quiet Kenny
Prestige/New Jazz OJC
Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1959.
Tracks: Old Folks; My Ideal; Blue Spring Shuffle; Lotus Blossom; I Had The Craziest Dream; Alone Together; Blue Friday; Mack The Knife.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Tommy Flanagan: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Art Taylor: drums.
Note: Also issued as Kenny Dorham 1959


1960


Kenny Dorham: The Arrival Of Kenny Dorham
Jaro
NYC, January 10, 1960.
Tracks: Stage West; I'm An Old Cowhand; Song Of Delilah; Butch's Blues; Stella By Starlight; Lazy Afternoon; Turbo; Six Bits.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Charles Davis: baritone sax; Tommy Flanagan: piano; Butch Warren: bass; Buddy Enlow: drums.
Note: Reissued by Fresh Sound. Also issued as The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album (Xanadu).


Jazz Contemporary
Time/Bainbridge
NYC, February 11° & 12¹, 1960.
Tracks: A Waltz°; Horn Salute°; Tonica°; This Love Of Mine°; Monk's Mood¹; In Your Own Sweet Way¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Charles Davis: baritone sax; Steve Kuhn: piano; Butch Warren°, Jimmy Garrison¹: bass; Buddy Enlow: drums.


Show Boat
Time/Bainbridge
NYC, December 9, 1960.
Tracks: Why Do I Love You?; Nobody Else But Me; Can't Help Lovin' That Man; Make Believe; Ol' Man River; Bill.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Jimmy Heath: tenor sax; Kenny Drew: piano; Jimmy Garrison: bass; Art Taylor: drums.
Note: Also issued as Jazz Hour with Kenny Dorham, which further includes 4 selections from the Jazz Contemporary disk.


1961


Whistle Stop
Blue Note
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 15, 1961.
Tracks: 'Philly' Twist; Whistle Stop; Windmill; Sunset; Sunrise In Mexico; Dorham's Epitaph; Buffalo.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Hank Mobley: tenor sax; Kenny Drew: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Philly Joe Jones: drums.
Note: Remastered in 2000 and issued as RVG edition.


Kenny Dorham: West 42nd Street
Black Lion
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, March 13, 1961.
Tracks: Avars; Stella By Starlight°; Why Not? °; Ease It; Samba De Orfeu°; West 42nd Street°.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Rocky Boyd: tenor sax; Walter Bishop Jr.: piano; Ron Carter: bass; Pete 'LaRoca' Sims: drums.
Note: Originally issued as Rocky Boyd: Ease It (Jazztime).
Note: Alternate takes of four tracks° included on the album.


Hot Stuff From Brazil
West Wind
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, July 16, 1961.
Tracks: The Red Door; Lover Man; Ismaa; It's All Right With Me; Autumn Leaves; Wee Dot; Halley's Comet; A Night In Tunisia.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Curtis Fuller: trombone; Herbie Mann: flute; Al Cohn, Zoot Sims: tenor sax; Ronnie Ball: piano; Ahmed Abdul-Malik: oud; Ben Tucker: bass; Dave Bailey: drums; Ray Mantilla: percussion.
Note: First six tracks originally released as Al Cohn: Jazz Commitee (Fred Miles/Vee Jay).


Osmosis
Black Lion
NYC, October 1, 1961.
Tracks: Grand Street; Soul Support; An Oscar For Oscar; Osmosis; B.M.T. Express.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Curtis Fuller: trombone; Frank Haynes: tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan: piano; Ben Tucker: bass; Dave Bailey: drums.
Note: Originally issued as Dave Bailey: Bash! (Jazzline).


Kenny Dorham / Jackie McLean: Inta Somethin'
Pacific Jazz
"Jazz Workshop", San Francisco, CA, November 13, 1961.
Tracks: Us (aka Una Mas)°; It Could Happen To You; No Two People°; San Francisco Beat°.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Jackie McLean°: alto sax; Walter Bishop: piano; Leroy Vinnegar: bass; Art Taylor: drums.
Note: Two further tracks without Dorham on album.


1962


Kenny Dorham / Jackie McLean: Matador
United Artists/EMI
NYC, April 15, 1962.
Tracks: El Matador; Melanie, Pt. 1-3; Prelude; There Goes My Heart; Smile.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Jackie McLean: alto sax; Bobby Timmons: piano; Teddy Smith: bass; J.C. Moses: drums.
Note: One more track without Dorham on album.


1963


Una Mas
Blue Note
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 1, 1963.
Tracks: Sao Paulo; Straight Ahead; Una Mas (One More Time); If Ever I Would Leave You.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Joe Henderson: tenor sax; Herbie Hancock: piano; Butch Warren: bass; Tony Williams: drums.
Note: Remastered in 1999 and issued as RVG edition.


Scandia Skies
SteepleChase
"Montmartre Jazzhus", Copenhagen, Denmark, December 5, 1963.
Tracks: Solar°; Woody'n You°; Scandia Skies; It Could Happen To You°.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham; trumpet; Rolf Ericson°: trumpet, flugelhorn; Tete Montoliu: piano; Niels- Henning Orsted Pedersen: bass; Alex Riel: drums.
Note: One more track without Dorham.


Short Story
SteepleChase
"Montmartre Jazzhus", Copenhagen, Denmark, December 19, 1963.
Tracks: Short Story°; Bye Bye Blackbird°; Manha De Carnaval; My Funny Valentine°.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Allan Botschinsky°: flugelhorn; Tete Montoliu: piano; Niels- Henning Orsted Pedersen: bass; Alex Riel: drums.
Note: One more track without Dorham.


1964


Kenny Dorham/Conte Candoli: Bebop Revisited, Vol. 5
Xanadu
Broadcast, NYC, August 21, 1964.
Tracks: Confirmation; Ma She's Makin' Eyes At Me; 'Round About Midnight; New York Theme; Tin Tin Deo.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Barry Harris: piano; Julian Ewell: bass; Albert 'Tootie' Heath; drums.
Note: Reissued as Kenny Dorham: New York 1964 (Rare Live Recordings) together with one track each from Scandia Skies and Short Story.


Trompeta Toccata
Blue Note
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 14, 1964.
Tracks: The Fox; Night Watch; Trompeta Toccata; Mamacita.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Joe Henderson: tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan: piano; Richard Davis: bass; Albert 'Tootie' Heath: drums.
Note: Remastered in 2006 and issued as RVG edition.


1966


Last But Not Least 1966, Vol. 2
Raretone
"Half Note", NYC, February 25, 1966.
Tracks: Jong-Fu; Introduction; Spring Is Here; Somewhere In The Night; The Shadow Of Your Smile; Straight Ahead.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Sonny Red: alto sax; Cedar Walton: piano; John Ore: bass; Hugh Walter: drums.
Note: Also issued as The Shadow Of Your Smile (West Wind).


Thad Jones - Howard McGhee - Kenny Dorham
Europa Jazz
NYC, July 4, 1966.
Tracks: The Theme; Blues.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham, Thad Jones, Howard McGhee: trumpet; Billy Taylor: piano; Percy Heath: bass; Albert 'Tootie' Heath: drums.

As a Side Musician


1945


Metronome All-Out c/w Pass Me By
Mercer Ellington
Musicraft
NYC, May 17, 1945.
Tracks: Metronome All-Out; Pass Me By.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham, Mercer Ellington: trumpet; Orchestra.


After You've Gone c/w Lonesome Road
Frank Humphries And His Orchestra
Pick-Up
Autumn 1945.
Tracks: After You've Gone; Lonesome Road.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Frank Humphries And His Orchestra.


1946


a) Mr. B And The Band
b) Billy Eckstine Sings
Billy Eckstine
Savoy
NYC, January 3, 1946.
Tracks: I Only Have Eyes For You (a); The Jitney Man (a); You're My Everything (a); I've Got To Pass Your House (b).
Personnel: Kenny Dorham, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Raymond Orr: trumpet; Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine: trombone: Norris Turney, Bob 'Junior' Williams: alto sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons: tenor sax; Tate Houston: baritone sax; Richard Ellington: piano; Connie Wainwright: guitar; Bill McMahon: bass; Art Blakey: drums; Billy Eckstine: vocals.


'46 Live At The Spotlite
Dizzy Gillespie
Hi-Fly
Washington, DC, June 18° & July 6¹, 1946.
Tracks: Our Delight°; Ray's Idea¹; Cool Breeze¹; One Bass Hit¹; Groovin' High°²; Second Balcony Jump°; 'Round About Midnight¹²; Oo-Bup-Sh' Bam¹²; The Man I Love¹; Things To Come°².
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie: trumpet, vocals; Dave Burns, Talib Dawud (Al Barrymore), Kenny Dorham, John Lynch, Elmon Wright: trumpet; Leon Comegys, Charles Greenlea, Alton 'Slim' Moore: trombone; Howard Johnson, Sonny Stitt: alto sax; Ray Abrams, Warren Lucky: tenor sax; Leo Parker: baritone sax; Milt Jackson²: vibes; Thelonious Monk: piano; Ray Brown: bass; Kenny Clarke: drums.


a) Groovin' High
b) In The Beginning
Dizzy Gillespie
Savoy
NYC, July 9, 1946.
Tracks: One Bass Hit, Pt. 2 (a); Ray's Idea (a); Things To Come (a); He Bepped When He Shoulda Bopped° (b).
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Burns, Talib Dawud (Al Barrymore), Kenny Dorham, John Lynch, Elmon Wright: trumpet; Leon Comegys, Alton 'Slim' Moore, Gordon Thomas: trombone; Howard Johnson, Sonny Stitt: alto sax; James Moody, Warren Lucky: tenor sax; Leo Parker: baritone sax; Milt Jackson: vibes; John Lewis: piano; Ray Brown: bass; Kenny Clarke: drums; Alice Roberts°: vocals.


Various Artists - The Bebop Boys
Kenny Dorham
Savoy
NYC, August 23, 1946.
Tracks: Bebop In Pastel; Fool's Fancy (aka Wail); Bombay; Ray's Idea.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Sonny Stitt: alto sax; Bud Powell: piano; Al Hall: bass; Wallace Bishop: drums.


a) Various Artists: The Bebop Boys
b) Various Artists: Bird - Diz - Bud - Max
Sonny Stitt
Savoy
NYC, September 4, 1946.
Tracks: Serenade To A Square (a); Good Kick (a); Seven Up (a); Blues In Bebop (Blues A La Bud) (a); Diz-iz (b).
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Sonny Stitt: alto sax; Bud Powell: piano; Al Hall: bass; Kenny Clarke: drums.


Various Artists: The Bebop Era also issued as: Be Bop Revolution
Kenny Clarke
Swing/RCA Victor
NYC, September 5, 1946.
Tracks: Epistrophy; 52nd Street Theme; Oop Bop Sh'bam; Rue Chaptal (Royal Roost).
Personnel: Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro: trumpet; Sonny Stitt: alto sax; Ray Abrams: tenor sax; Eddie DeVerteuil: baritone sax; Bud Powell: piano; John Collins: guitar; Al Hall: bass; Kenny Clarke: drums.


Fat Girl
Fats Navarro
Savoy
NYC, September 6, 1946.
Tracks: Boppin' A Riff; Fat Boy; Everything's Cool; Webb City.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro: trumpet; Sonny Stitt: alto sax; Morris Lane: tenor sax; Eddie DeVerteuil: baritone sax; Bud Powell: piano; John Collins: guitar; Al Hall: bass; Kenny Clarke: drums.


1947


One Night Stand
Lionel Hampton
Joyce
Culver City, CA, June 20 or July 20, 1947.
Tracks: Hamp's Got A Duke; Mam'selle; Beulah's Boogie; A Sunday Kind Of Love; I Know That You Know; Chi-Baba Chi-Baba; That's My Desire; Eli Eli; Oh Rock, Rock, Rock; Swanee River; Confess; Hey Babba Rebop; Memphis Blues; The New Look; Tempo's Birthday.
Personnel: Wendell Culley, Kenny Dorham, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd: trumpet; Sonny Craven, Andrew Penn, Britt Woodman, Jimmy Wormick: trombone; Jackie Kelso: clarinet, alto sax; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater: alto sax; Morris Lane, John Sparrow: tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes: baritone sax; Lionel Hampton: vibes; Milt Buckner: piano; Billy Mackel: guitar; Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris: bass; Earl Walker: drums; Wini Brown, Roland Burton, Herman McCoy, The Hamp-Tones: vocals.
Note: Also issued as: 1944 and 1947 Broadcasts (Sandy Hook) and Rock Rock Rock (Golden Era).


Vol. 6: 1946-1947
Lionel Hampton
Coral
Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 1947.
Tracks: You Better Be Satisfied; Hamp's Got A Duke; Gone Again; Three Minutes On 52nd Street.
Personnel: Wendell Culley, Kenny Dorham, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd: trumpet; Sonny Craven, Andrew Penn, Britt Woodman, Jimmy Wormick: trombone; Jackie Kelso: clarinet, alto sax; Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater: alto sax; Morris Lane, John Sparrow: tenor sax; Charlie Fowlkes: baritone sax; Lionel Hampton: vibes; Milt Buckner: piano; Billy Mackel: guitar; Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris: bass; Earl Walker: drums; Wini Brown: vocals.
Note: Also issued as: Lionel Hampton 3: Sweatin' With Hamp (MCA).


a) Al Hibbler With Mercer Ellington Orchestra
b) Mercer Ellington And His Orchestra
Mercer Ellington
Sunrise
Los Angeles, CA, 1947.
Tracks: My Ev' A Lovin' Baby (a); You Name It (b); I Owe This Dream To You (b); Summertime (a).
Personnel: Kenny Dorham, Mercer Ellington: trumpet; Al Hibbler: vocals; Orchestra.


Max Roach/James Moody/Art Blakey: New Sounds
Art Blakey
Blue Note
WOR Studios, NYC, December 22, 1947.
Tracks: The Thin Man; The Bop Alley; Groove Street; Musa's Vision.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Howard Bowe: trombone; Sahib Shihab: alto sax; Musa Kaleem (Orlando Wright): tenor sax; Ernest Thompson: baritone sax; Walter Bishop Jr.: piano; LaVerne Barker: bass; Art Blakey: drums.


Mary Lou Williams And Her Orchestra
Mary Lou Williams
Folkways
NYC, 1947.
Tracks: Mary Lou; Kool.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Mary Lou Williams: piano; Orchestra.


1948-1949


Bird At The Roost, Vol. 1
Charlie Parker
Savoy
'Royal Roost', NYC, December 25°, 1948 & January 1¹, 1949.
Tracks: Half Nelson°; White Christmas°; Little Willie Leaps°; Be-Bop¹; On A Slow Boat To China¹; Ornithology¹; Groovin' High¹; East Of The Sun¹; Cheryl¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Charlie Parker: alto sax; Al Haig: piano; Tommy Potter: bass; Max Roach: drums.


1949


Bird At The Roost, Vol. 2
Charlie Parker
Savoy
'Royal Roost', NYC, January 15° & 22¹ & 29² & February 5³ & 12ª & 19* & 26♦ & March 5♥ & 12♠, 1949.
Tracks: Scrapple From The Apple°¹³ª♦; Be- Bop°ª; Hot House°; Oop Bop Sh'bam¹; Salt Peanuts¹³*; Jumpin' With Symphony Sid¹*♥♠; Groovin' High²*; Barbados³ª; Confirmation*; Half Nelson♦; A Night In Tunisia♦; Deedle♦♥; What's This♥; Cheryl♥♠; Anthropology♥; Hurry Home♥; Royal Roost Bop♥; On A Slow Boat To China♠; Chasin' The Bird♠.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Charlie Parker: alto sax; Lucky Thompson*♦♥♠: tenor sax; Al Haig: piano; Milt Jackson*♦♥♠: vibes; Tommy Potter: bass; Joe Harris°, Max Roach: drums; Dave Lambert*♦♥♠, Buddy Stewart*♦♥♠: vocals.


Roll 'Em Bags
Milt Jackson
Savoy
NYC, January 25, 1949.
Tracks: Conglomeration; Bruz; You Go To My Head; Roll 'Em Bags; Faultless; Hey Frenchy.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet, piano; Julius Watkins: french horn; Billy Mitchell: tenor sax; Milt Jackson: vibes, piano; Curly Russell: bass; Kenny Clarke: drums; Joe Harris: percussion.


The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #7: Jazz Perennial
Charlie Parker
Verve
NYC, February-March° & May 5¹, 1949.
Tracks: Cardboard°; Visa°; Segment¹; Passport¹; Diverse(Segment)¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Tommy Turk°: trombone; Charlie Parker: alto sax; Al Haig: piano; Tommy Potter: bass; Max Roach: drums; Carlos Vidal°: percussion.


Bird On The Road
Charlie Parker
Jazz Showcase
Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC, March 5, 1949.
Tracks: Barbados; Anthropology°.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Charlie Parker: alto sax; Lucky Thompson: tenor sax; Al Haig: piano; Milt Jackson°: vibes; Tommy Potter: bass; Max Roach: drums.


Bird In Paris
Charlie Parker
Spotlite
'Salle Pleyel', Paris, France, May 8 & 9 & 14 or 15, 1949.
Tracks: Salt Peanuts°; Barbados; 52nd Street Theme; Out Of Nowhere; Scrapple From The Apple; Wee (aka Allen's Alley).
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Charlie Parker: alto sax, vocals°; Al Haig: piano; Tommy Potter: bass; Max Roach: drums.
Note: There is one jam session track (Farewell Blues) recorded by an all star group, possibly Dorham took part.


In France 1949
Charlie Parker
Jazz O.P.
'Colisee Movie Theatre', Roubaix, France, May 12, 1949° & 'Salle Pleyel', Paris, France, May 14 or 15¹, 1949.
Tracks: Out Of Nowhere°¹; A Night In Tunisia¹; Moose The Mooche¹; Hot House¹; I Got Rhythm (Blues)¹; 52nd Street Theme°¹; Ornithology°; Cheryl°; Lover Man°; Groovin' High°; Half Nelson°.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Charlie Parker: alto sax; Al Haig: piano; Tommy Potter: bass; Max Roach: drums.


In The Beginning
Max Roach & James Moody
Vogue
Paris, France, May 15, 1949.
Tracks: Prince Albert; Baby Sis (Maxology); Tomorrow (aka Yesterdays); Maximum; Ham And Haig (aka Hot House).
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; James Moody: tenor sax; Al Haig: piano; Tommy Potter; bass; Max Roach: drums.

Looking Back
J.J. Johnson
Prestige
NYC, May 26, 1949.
Tracks: Elysées; Opus V; Hi-Lo; Fox Hunt.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; J.J. Johnson: trombone; Sonny Rollins: tenor sax; John Lewis: piano; Leonard Gaskin: bass; Max Roach: drums.
Note: Tracks included on J.J. Johnson / Kai Winding / Bennie Green: Trombone by Three (OJC)


Bird's Eyes. Vol. 1 & 5
Charlie Parker
Philology
'Three Deuces', NYC, autumn 1949.
Tracks: Big Foot; 52nd Street Theme; How High The Moon; Ornithology.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Charlie Parker: alto sax; Al Haig: piano; Tommy Potter: bass; Max Roach: drums.


1950


a) Ballads and Birdland
b) Ultimate Bird 1949-50
c) Just Friends
Charlie Parker
Klacto (a) / Grotto (b) / S.C.A.M (c)
'Birdland', NYC, June-July, 1950.
Tracks: 52nd Street Theme (a, b, c°); Just Friends (a, c); April In Paris (a, c); Summertime (a); Gone With The Wind (a); Easy To Love (a); A Night in Tunisia (b); Moose The Mooche° (c).
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Tony Scott°: clarinet; Charlie Parker: alto sax; Al Haig: piano; Tommy Potter: bass; Roy Haynes: drums.


1952


a) Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
b) More Genius Of Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Blue Note
WOR Studios, NYC, May 30, 1952.
Tracks: Skippy (a); Hornin' In (a); Sixteen (b); Carolina Moon (a); Let's Cool One (a).
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Lou Donaldson: alto sax; Lucky Thompson: tenor sax; Thelonious Monk: piano; Nelson Boyd: bass; Max Roach: drums.


1954


Moving Out
Sonny Rollins
Prestige
Hackensack, NJ, August 18, 1954.
Tracks: Movin' Out; Swinging For Bumsy; Silk 'N' Satin; Solid.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Sonny Rollins: tenor sax; Elmo Hope: piano; Percy Heath: bass; Art Blakey: drums.


Lou Donaldson Sextet, Vol. 2
Lou Donaldson
Blue Note
Hackensack, NJ, August 21, 1954.
Tracks: Caracas; The Stroller; Moe's Bluff; After You've Gone.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Matthew Gee: trombone; Lou Donaldson: alto sax; Elmo Hope: piano; Percy Heath: bass; Art Blakey: drums.


1954-1955

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers
Horace Silver
Blue Note
Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1954° & February 6, 1955¹.
Tracks: Room 608°; Creepin' In°; Doodlin'°; Stop Time°; Hippy¹; To Whom It May Concern¹; Hankerin'¹; The Preacher¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Hank Mobley: tenor sax; Horace Silver: piano; Doug Watkins: bass; Art Blakey: drums.


1955




The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1-3
Art Blakey
Blue Note
'Cafe Bohemia', NYC, November 23, 1955.
Tracks: Soft Winds; The Theme; Minor's Holiday; Alone Together; Prince Albert; Avila And Tequila; Sportin' Crowd; Like Someone In Love; Yesterdays; I Waited For You; Lady Bird; What's New?; Deciphering The Message; Just One Of Those Things; Hank's Symphony;Gone With The Wind.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Hank Mobley: tenor sax; Horace Silver: piano; Doug Watkins: bass; Art Blakey: drums.


1956


The Birdland Stars On Tour, Vol. 1 & 2
Al Cohn
RCA Victor
'Birdland', NYC, February 27, 1956.
Tracks: Two Pairs Of Aces; Roulette; A Bit Of The Blues; Last Lap; Phil 'Er Up; Minorin' The Blues; Ah Funky New Baby; Conte's Condolences; For Kicks Only; Hip Boots; Birdland Fantasy; Playboy.
Personnel: Conte Candoli, Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Phil Woods: alto sax; Al Cohn: tenor sax; Hank Jones: piano; John Simmons: bass; Kenny Clarke: drums.


Fontainebleau
Tadd Dameron
Prestige
Hackensack, NJ, March 9, 1956.
Tracks: Fontainebleau; Delirium; The Scene Is Clean; Flossie Lou; Bula-Beige.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Henry Coker: trombone; Sahib Shihab: alto sax; Joe Alexander: tenor sax; Cecil Payne: baritone sax; Tadd Dameron piano; John Simmons: bass; Shadow Wilson: drums.


Flight To Jordan
Duke Jordan
Savoy
NYC, May 22, 1956.
Tracks: Man Of Moods; Saucer Eyes; Bringing Up Father; Groovin' High.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Cecil Payne: baritone sax; Duke Jordan: piano; Tommy Potter: bass; Art Taylor: drums.
Note: Also issued as Cecil Payne: Patterns Of Jazz


Pairing Off
Phil Woods
Prestige
Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1956.
Tracks: Stanley The Stomper; Cool Aid; Pairing Off; Suddenly It's Spring.
Personnel: Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Gene Quill, Phil Woods: alto sax; Tommy Flanagan: piano; Doug Watkins: bass; Philly Joe Jones: drums.
Note: Also issued as Altology


Jazz By Gee!
Matthew Gee
Riverside
NYC, July 19, 1956.
Tracks: Gee!; Kingston Lounge; The Boys From Brooklyn.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Matthew Gee: trombone: Frank Foster: tenor sax; Cecil Payne: baritone sax; Joe Knight: piano; John Simmons: bass; Art Taylor: drums.
Note: These tracks also appear on Jazzland record Kenny Dorham: The Swingers.


Mobley's 2nd Message
Hank Mobley
Prestige
Hackensack, NJ, July 27, 1956.
Tracks: Message From The Border; The Latest; Xlento; I Should Care; Craziology.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Hank Mobley: tenor sax; Walter Bishop Jr.: piano; Doug Watkins: bass; Art Taylor: drums.


Presenting Ernie Henry
Ernie Henry
Riverside
NYC, August 23° & 30¹, 1956.
Tracks: Gone With The Wind°; Orient°; Free Flight°; Checkmate°; Cleo's Chant¹; I Should Care¹; Active Ingredients¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Ernie Henry: alto sax; Kenny Drew: piano; Wilbur Ware: bass; Art Taylor: drums.
Note: The first four tracks also appear on Jazzland record Kenny Dorham: The Swingers.
The remaining three tracks on Jazzland record Kenny Dorham and Friends.


Gil's Guests
Gil Melle
Prestige
Hackensack, NJ, August 24, 1956.
Tracks: Still Life; Sixpence; Ghengis.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Don Butterfield: tuba; Hal McKusick: alto sax, flute; Gil Melle: baritone sax; Joe Cinderella: guitar; Vinnie Burke: bass; Ed Thigpen: drums.


Rollins Plays For Bird
Sonny Rollins
Prestige
Hackensack, NJ, October 5, 1956.
Tracks: I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face; Kids Know; The House I Live In; Bird Medley: I Remember You / Star Eyes / My Melancholy Baby / They Can't Take That Away From Me / Old Folks / Just Friends / My Little Suede Shoes.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Sonny Rollins: tenor sax; Wade Legge: piano; George Morrow: bass; Max Roach: drums.


1956-1957

Max Roach + 4
Max Roach
Emarcy
NYC, September 17° & 19¹, 1956 & Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 18² & 20³, 1957.
Tracks: Mr. X°; Body And Soul°; Just One Of Those Things°; Ezz-thetic¹; Woody'n You¹; Dr. Free-Zee¹; It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing²; Love Letters²; Minor Trouble³.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Sonny Rollins: tenor sax; Ray Bryant°¹, Billy Wallace²³: piano; George Morrow: bass; Max Roach: drums.


Jazz In 3/4 Time
Max Roach
Emarcy
NYC, September 19°, 1956 & March 18¹ & 20² & 21³, 1957.
Tracks: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World °; I'll Take Romance¹; Blues Waltz¹; Little Folks²; Valse Hot²; Lover³.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Sonny Rollins: tenor sax; Ray Bryant°, Bill Wallace¹²³: piano; George Morrow: bass; Max Roach: drums..


1957


Fire In The West
Herb Geller
Jubilee
NYC, March, 1957.
Tracks: Jitterbug Waltz; An Air For The Heir; Here's What I'm Here For; Marable Eyes; Melrose And Sam; S' Pacific View; The Fruit.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Herb Geller: alto sax; Harold Land: tenor sax; Lou Levy: piano; Ray Brown: bass; Lawrence Marable: drums.
Note: Also issued as That Geller Feller.


Curtain Call
Hank Mobley
Blue Note
Hackensack, NJ, August 18, 1957.
Tracks: My Reverie; Curtain Call; On The Bright Side; The Mobe; Don't Get Too Hip.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Hank Mobley: tenor sax; Sonny Clark: piano; Jimmy Rowser: bass; Art Taylor: drums.


The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra In Hi-Fi, Vol. 2
Oscar Pettiford
ABC-Paramount
NYC, August 23 or September 6, 1957.
Tracks: Little Niles; Sea Breeze.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham, Ray Copeland or Art Farmer: trumpet; Al Grey: trombone; Dave Amram, Julius Watkins: french horn; Gigi Gryce: alto sax; Jerome Richardson: tenor sax, flute; Benny Golson: tenor sax; Sahib Shihab: baritone sax; Betty Glamann: harp; Dick Katz: piano; Oscar Pettiford: bass; Gus Johnson: drums.
Note: Also issued as O.P.'s Jazz Men (Dance In Hi-Fi). Reissued on Deep Passion (Impulse).


Pretty For The People
(Ahmad Khatab) A.K. Salim
Savoy
Hackensack, NJ, September 17, 1957.
Tracks: Blu-Binsky; R-U 1-2; Pretty For The People; Ba-lu-ee-du; Shirley Ray; Takin' Care Of Business.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Buster Cooper: trombone; Johnny Griffin: tenor sax; Pepper Adams: baritone sax, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Max Roach: drums; Chino Pozo: percussion.


Jazz Off The Air, Vol. 6
Oscar Pettiford
Spotlite
'Birdland', NYC, Autumn 1957.
Tracks: The Gentle Art Of Love; Aw C' Mon; I Remember Clifford; Not So Sleepy.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Oscar Pettiford: bass, cello; Others.


That's Him
Abbey Lincoln
Riverside
NYC, October 28, 1957.
Tracks: Strong Man; Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe; My Man; That's Him; I Must Have That Man; Porgy; Don't Explain; When A Woman Loves A Man; Can't Help Lovin' That Man.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Sonny Rollins: tenor sax; Wynton Kelly: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Max Roach: drums; Abbey Lincoln: vocals.


The Modern Touch
Benny Golson
Riverside
NYC, December 19° & 23¹, 1957.
Tracks: Hymn To The Orient°; Blues On Down°; Namely You°; Reunion¹; Venetian Breeze¹; Out Of The Past¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; J.J. Johnson: trombone; Benny Golson: tenor sax; Wynton Kelly: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Max Roach; drums.


Max Roach + 4 and More
Max Roach
Emarcy
NYC, December 20° & 23¹, 1957.
Tracks: Raoul°; This Time The Dream's On Me°; Tune Up°; Anthropology¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Hank Mobley: tenor sax; George Morrow: bass; Max Roach: drums.


1957-1958

The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker
Max Roach
EmArcy
NYC, December 23°, 1957 & April 11¹, 1958.
Tracks: Confirmation°; Apres Vous (aka Au Privave)°; Yardbird Suite°; Billie's Bounce¹; Ko-Ko¹; Parker's Mood¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Hank Mobley°, George Coleman¹: tenor sax; George Morrow°, Nelson Boyd¹: bass; Max Roach: drums.


1958


Max!
Max Roach
Argo/Chess
Chicago, IL, January 4, 1958.
Tracks: Crackle Hut; Speculate; That Old Devil Called Love; Audio Blues; C.M.; Four-X.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Hank Mobley: tenor sax; Ramsey Lewis: piano; George Morrow: bass; Max Roach: drums.


Out There With Betty Carter
Betty Carter
Peacock
NYC, February, 1958.
Tracks: You're Driving Me Crazy; Foul Play; On The Isle Of May; Make It Last; The Bluebird Of Happiness; Something Wonderful.
Personnel: Ray Copeland, Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Melba Liston: trombone; Gigi Gryce, Jimmy Powell: alto sax; Benny Golson: tenor sax; Sahib Shihab: baritone sax; Wynton Kelly: piano; Sam Jones: bass; Charles 'Specs' Wright: drums; Betty Carter: vocals.


It's Magic
Abbey Lincoln
Riverside
NYC, July 24, 1958.
Tracks: Just For Me; An Occasional Man; Music, Maestro, Please; 'T Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do; Exactly Like You.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Curtis Fuller: trombone; Benny Golson: tenor sax; Jerome Richardson: baritone sax, flute; Wynton Kelly: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Philly Joe Jones: drums; Abbey Lincoln: vocals.


Hard Driving Jazz
Cecil Taylor
United Artists
NYC, October 13, 1958.
Tracks: Shifting Down; Caravan; Like Someone In Love; Just Friends; Double Clutching.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; John Coltrane: tenor sax; Cecil Taylor: piano; Chuck Israels: bass; Louis Hayes: drums.
Note: Also issued as Stereo Drive.


1959


Abbey Is Blue
Abbey Lincoln
Riverside
NYC, March 25 & 26, 1959.
Tracks: Come Sunday; Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise; Lost In The Stars; Lonely House; Thursday's Child; Brother, Where Are You?.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Phil Wright, Wynton Kelly: piano; Les Spann: guitar, flute; Sam Jones: bass; Philly Joe Jones: drums; Abbey Lincoln: vocals.


Andy And The Bey Sisters
Andy Bey
Fontana
April 15, 1959.
Tracks: Bye Bye Blackbird; Fascinating Rhythm; Scoubidou; Smooth Sailin'.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; The Bey Sisters: vocals; Andy Bey: vocals, piano; Others.


Barney
Barney Wilen
RCA France
'Club Saint Germain', Paris, France, April 24 & 25, 1959.
Tracks: Besame Mucho; Stablemates; Jordu; Lady Bird.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Barney Wilen: tenor sax; Duke Jordan: piano; Gilbert Rovère: bass; Daniel Humair: drums.


Un Temoin Dans La Ville
Barney Wilen
Fontana
Paris, France, April, 1959.
Tracks: Un Temoin Dans La Ville; La Pendison; Melodie Pour Les Radio-Taxis°; Poursuite Et Metro; Ambiance Pourpre; Premeditation Dans L'Appartment; La Vie N'est Qu Une Lutte; Complainte Du Chauffeur; S.O.S. Radio-Taxis; Funal Au Jardin D'Acclimatation.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Barney Wilen: tenor sax, soprano sax°; Duke Jordan: piano; Paul Rovère: bass; Kenny Clarke: drums.
Note: Reissued on CD as Jazz in Paris: Jazz & Cinéma, Vol. 1 (Verve Gitanes).


Casual Affair With The John Mehegan Quartet
John Mehegan
TJLP
NYC, May 28 & June 2, 1959.
Tracks: With A Song In My Heart; Baubles, Bangles And Beads; Once Again In Love; Can't We Be Friends?; Evelyn; Young And Foolish; Blues De Sad.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; John Mehegan: piano; Chuck Wayne: guitar; Ernie Furtado: bass.


Live At The Five Spot
Randy Weston
United Artists
'Five Spot Cafe', NYC, October 26, 1959.
Tracks: High Fly°; Beef Stew Blues°; Star Crossed Lovers¹; Where?°²; Lisa Lovely¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Coleman Hawkins: tenor sax; Randy Weston: piano; Wilbur Little: bass; Clifford Jarvis°, Roy Haynes¹: drums; Brock Peters²: vocals.


Meet Oliver Nelson
Oliver Nelson
New Jazz/Fantasy
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 30, 1959.
Tracks: Jams And Jellies; Ostinato; Passion Flower; Booze Baby Blues; Don't Stand Up; What's New?.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Oliver Nelson: tenor sax; Ray Bryant: piano; Wendell Marshall: bass; Art Taylor: drums.


You've Got A Date With The Blues
Helen Merrill
Metro Jazz
NYC, 1959.
Tracks: The Blues From Black; Brown And Beige; Blue Gardenia.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Jerome Richardson: flute; Jimmy Jones: piano; Barry Galbraith: guitar; Milt Hinton: bass; John Cresci: drums; Helen Merrill: vocals.


1960


In New York - Eastward Ho!
Harold Land
Jazzland/Fantasy
NYC, July 5° & 8¹, 1960.
Tracks: Slowly°; On A Little Street In Singapore°¹; Okay Blues°; So In Love¹; Triple Trouble¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Harold Land: tenor sax; Amos Trice: piano; Clarence Jones: bass; Joe Peters: drums.


a) Various Artists - The Jazz Life!
b) Jazz Artists Guild - Newport Rebels
Jazz Artists Guild
Candid
NYC, November 1, 1960.
Tracks: Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah° (a); 'T Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do¹ (b).
Personnel: Benny Bailey: trumpet; Kenny Dorham: trumpet°, piano¹; Julian Priester°: trombone; Eric Dolphy¹: alto sax; Walter Benton°: tenor sax; Cecil Payne°: baritone sax; John 'Peck' Morrison: bass; Max Roach°, Jo Jones¹: drums; Abbey Lincoln¹: vocals.


1961


Ease It
Rocky Boyd
Jazztime
NYC, March 13, 1961.
Tracks: Avars; Stella By Starlight; Why Not?; Ease It; Samba De Orfeu; West 42nd Street.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Rocky Boyd: tenor sax; Walter Bishop Jr.: piano; Ron Carter: bass; Pete 'LaRoca' Sims: drums.
Note: Also issued as: Kenny Dorham: West 42nd Street (Black Lion) and Kenny Dorham: Ease It (Muse).


Starting Time
Clifford Jordan
Jazzland/Fantasy
NYC, June 14° & 15¹, 1961.
Tracks: Sunrise In Mexico°; Extempore°; Down Through The Years¹; Quittin' Time°; Windmill¹; Mosaic¹; One Flight Down¹.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Clifford Jordan: tenor sax; Cedar Walton: piano; Wilbur Ware: bass; Albert 'Tootie' Heath: drums.
Note: One more track on album without Dorham. Reissued together with another Clifford Jordan LP on CD: Mosaic.


Jazz Commitee
Al Cohn/Zoot Sims
Vee Jay
Teatro Municipal, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, July 16, 1961.
Tracks: Red Door; Lover Man; Ismaa; It's Alright With Me; Autumn Leaves; Wee Dot.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Curtis Fuller: trombone; Herbie Mann: flute; Al Cohn, Zoot Sims: tenor sax; Ronnie Ball: piano; Ahmad Abdul-Malik: oud; Ben Tucker: bass; Dave Bailey: drums; Ray Mantilla: percussion.
Note: Also issued on Jazz No Municipal (Vee Jay/Imagem).


Bash!
Dave Bailey
Jazzline
NYC, October 1, 1961.
Tracks: Grand Street; Soul Support; An Oscar For Oscar; Osmosis; B.M.T. Express.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Curtis Fuller: trombone; Frank Haynes: tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan: piano; Ben Tucker: bass; Dave Bailey: drums.
Note: Also issued as Kenny Dorham: Osmosis (Black Lion).


1962


Jackie McLean Quintet
Jackie McLean
Blue Note
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 14, 1962.
Tracks: The Three Minors; Iddy Bitty; The Way I Feel; Marilyn's Dilemma; Blues In A Jiff; Blues For Jackie.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Jackie McLean: alto sax; Sonny Clark: piano; Butch Warren: bass; Billy Higgins: drums.
Note: All tracks included as bonus tracks on Blue Note CD reissue Vertigo.


Invitation
Milt Jackson
Riverside
NYC, August 30° & October 31¹ & November 7², 1962.
Tracks: Ruby, My Dear°; Invitation¹; The Sealer¹; None Shall Wander¹; Too Close For Comfort²; Poom-A-Loom².
Personnel: Kenny Dorham, Virgil Jones²: trumpet; Jimmy Heath°¹: tenor sax; Milt Jackson: vibes; Tommy Flanagan: piano; Ron Carter: bass; Connie Kay: drums.


1963


Page One
Joe Henderson
Blue Note
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 3, 1963.
Tracks: Recorda-Me; Jinrikisha; Blue Bossa; La Mesha; Out Of The Night; Home Stretch.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Joe Henderson: tenor sax; McCoy Tyner: piano; Butch Warren: bass; Pete 'LaRoca' Sims: drums.


Our Thing
Joe Henderson
Blue Note
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 9, 1963.
Tracks: Our Thing; Escapade; Back Road; Pedro's Time; Teeter Totter.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Joe Henderson: tenor sax; Andrew Hill: piano; Eddie Khan: bass; Pete 'LaRoca' Sims: drums.


1964


Point Of Departure
Andrew Hill
Blue Note
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 21, 1964.
Tracks: Refuge; Dedication; New Monastery; Flight 19; Spectrum.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Eric Dolphy: alto sax, bass clarinet, flute; Joe Henderson: tenor sax; Andrew Hill: piano; Richard Davis: bass; Tony Williams: drums.


In 'N Out
Joe Henderson
Blue Note
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 10, 1964.
Tracks: Punjab; In 'N Out; Short Story; Brown's Town; Serenity.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Joe Henderson: tenor sax; McCoy Tyner: piano; Richard Davis: bass; Elvin Jones: drums.


1965


Charlie Parker Memorial Concert Recorded Live At Carnegie Hall
Various Artists
Limelight
'Carnegie Hall', NYC, March 27, 1965.
Tracks: Bird Watcher; Disorder At The Border.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham, Dizzy Gillespie: trumpet; J.J. Johnson: trombone; Lee Konitz: alto sax; Billy Taylor: piano; Tommy Potter: bass; Roy Haynes: drums.


1967


Cedar!
Cedar Walton
Prestige/Fantasy
NYC, July 10, 1967.
Tracks: Short Stuff; Twilight Waltz; Head And Shoulders; Come Sunday; Turquoise Twice.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Junior Cook: tenor sax; Cedar Walton: piano; Leroy Vinnegar: bass; Billy Higgins: drums.


1968


A Trumpet Tribute To Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown And Booker Little
Various Artists
Trip
'Club Ruby' in Jamaica, Queens, NY, May 26, 1968.
Tracks: Confirmation; Sweet Clifford; Blues.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham, Bill Hardman, Richard Williams: trumpet; Lonnie Smith: piano; Peck Morrison: bass; Walter Perkins: drums.
Note: Reissued as Live At Club Ruby 1968 - A Memorial Tribute To Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown & Booker Little (Fresh Sound)


Bull's Eye!
Barry Harris
Prestige/Fantasy
NYC, June 4, 1968.
Tracks: Bull's Eye!; Off Monk; Barengo; Oh, So Basal.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Charles McPherson: alto sax; Pepper Adams: baritone sax; Barry Harris: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Billy Higgins: drums.


Toshiko At Top Of The Gate
Toshiko Akiyoshi
Columbia/Denon
'Top Of The Gate', NYC, July 30, 1968.
Tracks: Opus No. Zero; The First Night; Phrygian Waterfall; Let's Roll In Sake; How Insensitive; Morning Of The Carnival; The Night Song; Willow Weep For Me; My Elegy.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Lew Tabackin: tenor sax, flute; Toshiko Akiyoshi: piano; Ron Carter: bass; Mickey Roker: drums.


Zodiac
Cecil Payne
Strata-East
NYC, December 16, 1968.
Tracks: Martin Luther King Jr.; I Know Love; Girl, You Got A Home; Slide Hampton; Follow Me; Flying Fish.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Cecil Payne: alto sax, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly: piano, organ; Wilbur Ware: bass; Albert 'Tootie' Heath: drums.


1969


Clifford Jordan In The World
Clifford Jordan
Strata-East
NYC, Spring 1969.
Tracks: Ouagoudougou.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Julian Priester: trombone; Clifford Jordan: tenor sax; Wynton Kelly: piano; Richard Davis, Wilbur Ware: bass; Roy Haynes, Ed Blackwell: drums.


1970


The Charlie Parker Memorial Concert
Various Artists
Cadet
Roosevelt College, Chicago, IL, August 2, 1970.
Tracks: Just Friends; Summertime°.
Personnel: Kenny Dorham: trumpet; Ray Nance: trumpet, violin°; Joe Daley: tenor sax; Muhal Richard Abrams: piano; Rufus Reid: bass; Wilbur Campbell: drums.

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