Kenny Dorham : Quiet Kenny

Kenny Dorham : Quiet Kenny

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 Kenny Dorham : Quiet Kenny       Sealed - 45 RPM 180 Gram Analog production Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP

Kenny Dorham's Quiet Kenny is one of the loveliest albums ever made by a trumpeter and a rhythm section. Recorded for the Prestige subsidiary New Jazz, the session is not entirely "quiet”; while ballad readings of standards cast a late-night spell, Dorham's three tuneful blues originals, plus "Mack the Knife," swing jauntily. Dorham (1924-1972) had worked as a sideman for such innovators as Charlie Parker, Max Roach, and Art Blakey before going solo. In his own sweet way, Dorham was a major figure during the 1950s and ’60s. If he was not as effervescent as Dizzy Gillespie, as mysterious as Miles Davis, or as given to skyrocketry as Clifford Brown, Dorham was an eloquent, soulful player with a beautifully understated tone. On Quiet Kenny, backed by the supple piano/bass/drums team of Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, and Arthur Taylor, Kenny Dorham is at his lyrical best.

About Quiet Kenny by Kenny Dorham:

Quiet Kenny is yet another reminder of what a trumpet giant Kenny Dorham was. Whether limning ballads such as My Ideal, Alone Together, I Had the Craziest Dream and Old Folks, or investigating the timelessness and intricacies of the blues (his originals in this set with Blue in their titles), the former Charlie Parker cohort and ex-Jazz Messenger exhibits his subtle swing, personal sound, and finely-honed harmonic sense. Along the way these reflections and connections with Bird, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Harry James and Louis Armstrong make for a rich legacy.


Kenny Dorham (trumpet); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Paul Chambers (bass); Art Taylor (drums)
  • Lotus Blossom
  • My Ideal
  • Blue Friday
  • Alone Together
  • Blue Spring Shuffle
  • I Had The Craziest Dream
  • Old Folks
  • Mack The Knife