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Kenny Dorham

Kenny Dorham
Born: Aug 30, 1924 in Fairfield, TX
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Died: Dec 5, 1972 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Kenny Dorham had a deeply moving, pure tone on trumpet; his sound was clear, sharp, and piercing, especially during ballads. He could spin out phrases and lines, but when he slowly and sweetly played the melody it was an evocative event. Dorham was a gifted all-round trumpeter, but seldom showcased his ...Read full biography
Afro-Cuban
Released: 1955
Label: EMI
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Considered Kenny Dorham's finest recording of his all-too-short career, this re-reissue has been newly remastered and presumably now includes all of the takes from these nonet and sextet sessions of 1955. ...Read full review
Una Mas
Released: 1963
Label: EMI
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When one thinks of great talent scouts in jazz, the name of Kenny Dorham is often overlooked. However, many top young players benefited from playing in his groups, and for proof one need look no further ...Read full review
More Kenny Dorham albums: Main Albums (33), Compilations (41)