Kenny Dorham
Jock McKenzie
£ 22.00 

McKinley Howard "Kenny" Dorham (1924–1972) was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer.

  • 4 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 3 Trombones
  • 1 Euphonium  
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Drum Kit




McKinley Howard "Kenny" Dorham (1924–1972) was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer. Dorham's talent is frequently lauded by critics and other musicians, but he never received the kind of attention or public recognition from the jazz establishment that many of his peers did. Dorham was one of the most active bebop trumpeters. He played in the big bands of Lionel Hampton, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie and the Charlie Parker quintet. He joined Parker's band in December 1948, he was also a member of the original Jazz Messengers. He also recorded as a sideman with Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins and he replaced Clifford Brown in the Max Roach Quintet. In addition to sideman work, Dorham led his own groups, including the Jazz Prophets. Afrodisia is a track on his critically acclaimed Afro-Cuban album, first released in 1955 as a 10" vinyl record, it featured only four tracks and had different cover artwork. Sometime later, Blue Note Records decided to add further tracks and issue a more complete LP in May 1957.

“Wow! What a great CD. The playing is superb”

Dr. Robert Childs
Musical Director, Cory Band

"The more I listen to this album the more I find to enjoy and the more impressed I am. The wealth of talent on display in terms of composing, performing, recording and producing is fantastic"

Kevin Morgan
The British Trombone Society

“Stunning playing all round and a perfect 'snapshot' of the incredibly high standards of performance in brass playing in London today."

Peter Bassano
Head of Brass Royal College of Music (retired)

“This intriguing "water-borne" voyage runs the gamut from more classically-tinged interpretations to straight-ahead and improvised jazz. Along that journey we are treated to a highly inspired and masterfully presented performance.”

Nicholas F. Mondello

The Brass Herald

Lyndon Chapman
“Simply some of the most exciting and triumphant brass playing I have ever heard!”

“Under the Spell of Spain is a showcase of virtuosic playing by some of London’s finest brass and percussion players. Highly recommended!”

Jon Gorrie

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