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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 was one of the most active bebop trumpeters. He played in the big bands of Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton and Mercer Ellington and the quintet of Charlie Parker. He was a charter member of the original cooperative Jazz Messengers. He also recorded as a sideman with Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins, and he replaced Clifford… read more

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  • Avatar for MonoPeligroso
    EL MATADOR is one of my favorite compositions. What a melody, what a bassline, what an expressive tune! Gil Evans made an incredibly epic , fairly psychedelic 20-minute version with some bari-sax delivery on the album Where Flamingos Fly. GO FOR IT!
  • Avatar for CosmicPi
    Oh, I love this.
  • Avatar for Barcida
    Genial!!!!
  • Avatar for nobledeath
    Afro-Cuban was the masterpiece. Filled with giants of jazz, such as Mobley, Silver, J.J. Johnson & my favorite Art Blakey.
  • Avatar for jimmysconnors
    http://8tracks.com/jimmyconnors/seven-impossible-things-before-breakfast
  • Avatar for RaulLipschitz
    "Alone Together" is one of the greatest ballad performances EVER....
  • Avatar for sungman1
    Man his tone always gets me, that earthy dark tone with his crisp articulation.
  • Avatar for DeLaRap
    Amazing Amazing Amazing.... Afro-Cuban is one of my favorite jazz albums.
  • Avatar for appleseedwormin
    Certainly one of the better post-bop types.
  • Avatar for MirkoFait
    I like his music :)

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