ArtistInfo Logo  ArtistInfo

Artist Portrait

Kenny Dorham

tr, 1924-1972 US, Texas
Singer / Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. McKinley Howard Dorham Abdul Hamid (2)

American trumpet player, born Aug 30, 1924 in Fairfield, USA, died Dec 5, 1972 in New York, USA. Lauded by critics & his peers, Dorham was one of the most active bebop trumpeters. He played in the big bands of Lionel Hampton, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, & Mercer Ellington & 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 & Sonny Rollins, & he replaced Clifford Brown in the Max Roach Quintet. In addition he led his own groups., recording in 1956 as Kenny Dorham And The Jazz Prophets. In 1963 Dorham had Joe Henderson in his group, & the two collaborated much throughout the decade. At age 48, kidney disease resulted in his passing.

  • Trumpet
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Alone Together - Rudy Van Gelder Remaster 2006 on Quiet Kenny by Kenny Dorham
Dorham's Epitaph - Remastered 2014 on Whistle Stop by Kenny Dorham
My Ideal on Quiet Kenny by Kenny Dorham
I Had The Craziest Dream on Quiet Kenny by Kenny Dorham
Mack The Knife on Quiet Kenny by Kenny Dorham
Blue Friday - Rudy Van Gelder Remaster on Quiet Kenny by Kenny Dorham
If Ever I Would Leave You - Remasted 1998/ Rudy Van Gelder Edition on Una Mas by Kenny Dorham
Lotus Blossom on Quiet Kenny by Kenny Dorham
Autumn In New York - Set 1 / Live From Cafe Bohemia/1956 on The Complete 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia by Kenny Dorham
Monaco - Set 1 / Live From Cafe Bohemia/1956 on The Complete 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia by Kenny Dorham

Track list and 30sec audio provided by

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
K.D. Is Here New York City 1962 & 1966Kenny Dorham2016Album
Seven Classic Albums Vol. 2Kenny Dorham2014Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsKenny Dorham2013Compil.
Jazz At Cafe Bohemia Vol. 1Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, George Wallington, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Dorham2013Album
Eight Classic AlbumsKenny Dorham2012Compil.
Whistle StopKenny Dorham2012Compil.
Inta Somethin'Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean2011Album
The Flamboyan, Queens, NY, 1963Kenny Dorham2009Album
OrpheusKenny Dorham2008Compil.
Complete Studio RecordingsMax Roach Quintet, Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins2007Compil.
Trompeta ToccataKenny Dorham2006Album
Modern Jazzclub - Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham2004Compil.
Modern Jazz Trumpets Best SelectionMiles Davis, Chet Baker, Clifford Brown, Blue Mitchell, Kenny Dorham, Nat Adderley, Art Farmer, Clark Terry2002Compil.
MatadorKenny Dorham2001Album
MatadorKenny Dorham2001Album
The Complete Savoy Recordings - Plus Other Small Group SessionsKenny Dorham1999Compil.
The Art Of The BalladKenny Dorham1998Compil.
Blues In BebopKenny Dorham1998Compil.
The Best of Kenny Dorham The Blue Note YearsKenny Dorham1996Compil.
The Complete 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe BohemiaKenny Dorham1995Compil.
Matador/Inta Somethin'Kenny Dorham1991Compil.
Live 1953-56-64Kenny Dorham1990Album
Hot Stuff From BrazilKenny Dorham1990Album
Last But Not Least 1966, Vol.2Kenny Dorham1988Album
'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 3Kenny Dorham1984Album
'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2Kenny Dorham1984Album
Europa JazzCharlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Max Roach1981Compil.
Short StoryKenny Dorham1979Album
The BopmastersSonny Criss / Kenny Dorham1978Compil.
But BeautifulKenny Dorham1976Compil.
Trompeta ToccataKenny Dorham1965Album
MamacitaKenny Dorham1964Single
Jazz At P.S. 175Kenny Dorham, Julian Euell, Barry Harris, Albert Heath1964Album
Una Mas (One More Time)Kenny Dorham1963Album
Kenny Dorham And FriendsKenny Dorham With Cannonball Adderley & Sonny Rollins1962Compil.
Clifford Brown - Kenny Dorham - Booker Little - Tommy TurrentineClifford Brown - Kenny Dorham - Booker Little - Tommy Turrentine1962Compil.
MatadorKenny Dorham1962Album
Inta Somethin'Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean1962Album
Whistle StopKenny Dorham1961Album
Top TrumpetsClark Terry / Kenny Dorham1960Compil.
Eastward Ho! Harold Land In New YorkHarold Land With Kenny Dorham1960Album
The SwingersKenny Dorham1960Compil.
Jazz ContemporaryKenny Dorham1960Album
Kenny Dorham & FriendsKenny Dorham1960Compil.
The Arrival Of Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham1960Album
Quiet KennyKenny Dorham1959Album
This Is The Moment - Sings And PlaysKenny Dorham1958Album
Jazz ContrastsKenny Dorham1957Album
But Beautiful / LarueKenny Dorham1957Single
Jazz ContrastsSonny Rollins Featuring Kenny Dorham1957Single
'Round About Midnight At The Cafe BohemiaKenny Dorham1956Album
Rollins Plays For BirdSonny Rollins Quintet With Kenny Dorham And Max Roach1956Album
Afro-CubanKenny Dorham1955Album
Sonny Rollins QuintetSonny Rollins Quintet Featuring Kenny Dorham1954Album
New SoundsMax Roach, James Moody, Kenny Dorham, Art Blakey1952Compil.
Modern Jazz TrumpetsFats Navarro / Dizzy Gillespie / Miles Davis / Kenny Dorham1951Album
TomorrowMax Roach Quintet Featuring Kenny Dorham1949Album
No Two People / UsKenny Dorham & Jackie McLeanSingle
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 64Duke Ellington / Thad Jones / Kenny Dorham / Howard McGheeCompil.
Hooray ForMilt Jackson, John Lewis, Art Blakey, Kenny DorhamAlbum
Jazz Contemporary + ShowboatKenny DorhamCompil.
External Links
Wikipedia Logo Wikipedia  MusicBrainz Logo MusicBrainz  Discogs Logo Discogs  iTunes Logo iTunes  Spotify Logo Spotify  
ArtistInfo App
ArtistInfo for iOS and ArtistInfo for Mac are presenting musicians, composers and producers that are envolved in the musical work that you are listening to in Apple Music, iTunes, or Spotify. Discover new music via the network among artists. Manage your favorite musicians and albums via iCloud and share recommendations with your friends via email, AirDrop, or Social Media.

App Store Logo     Mac App Store Logo

To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership.
Universal Link:
ArtistInfo Community
Most seen topics within ArtistInfo:

Top 10 Artists    Top 20 Albums
What others are currently looking for:

Recent Artists    Recent Albums

ArtistInfo Logo ArtistInfo by Metason © 2015-2020 Metason Logo