Kenny Dorham – trumpet master

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Kenny Dorham – trumpet master

Kenny Dorham – trumpet master

Born August 30, 1924 in Fairfield, Texas

Died December 5, 1972 in New York, New York


One of the great trumpet masters and composers of Bebop/Hard Bop. His recordings on the Blue Note label stand shoulder to shoulder with those of better celebrated trumpet players like Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis. 


If new to Kenny Dorham,  the LPs to start with (all on Blue Note) include:


  1. Una Mas 
  2. Whistle Stop
  3. Afro Cuban 
  4. ‘Round About Midnight at the Café Bohemia

Here is an example of this underrated gentleman's work:

 Echoes of Spring - Kenny Dorham

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