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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…

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  • 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!
  • Oh, I love this.
  • Genial!!!!
  • Afro-Cuban was the masterpiece. Filled with giants of jazz, such as Mobley, Silver, J.J. Johnson & my favorite Art Blakey.
  • http://8tracks.com/jimmyconnors/seven-impossible-things-before-breakfast
  • "Alone Together" is one of the greatest ballad performances EVER....
  • Man his tone always gets me, that earthy dark tone with his crisp articulation.
  • Amazing Amazing Amazing.... Afro-Cuban is one of my favorite jazz albums.
  • Certainly one of the better post-bop types.
  • I like his music :)

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