Kenny Dorham Quintet

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Kenny Dorham's debut as a leader found the 29-year-old trumpeter more than ready to take control; unfortunately, he spent virtually his entire career in the shadows of other trumpeters such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, and Lee Morgan. This set was originally released by the Debut label as a six-song 10" LP, reissued with two alternate takes as a regular album, and then re-released during the CD era with two additional blues and another alternate take. The fine playing by the quintet with Jimmy Heath on tenor and baritone, pianist Walter Bishop, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Kenny Clarke is not watered down by the extra material. A special bonus is the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Kenny Dorham's debut as a leader found the 29-year-old trumpeter more than ready to take control; unfortunately, he spent virtually his entire career in the shadows of other trumpeters such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, and Lee Morgan. This set was originally released by the Debut label as a six-song 10" LP, reissued with two alternate takes as a regular album, and then re-released during the CD era with two additional blues and another alternate take. The fine playing by the quintet with Jimmy Heath on tenor and baritone, pianist Walter Bishop, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Kenny Clarke is not watered down by the extra material. A special bonus is the fine arranging of Dorham for the ensemble, a much overlooked talent of a continually underrated musician.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218611329
  • Catalog Number: 113
  • Sales rank: 20,014

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 An Oscar for Oscar (2:46)
  2. 2 Ruby, My Dear (3:02)
  3. 3 Be My Love (3:32)
  4. 4 Ruby My Dear (3:04)
  5. 5 Osmosis (2:40)
  6. 6 I Love You (3:51)
  7. 7 Darn That Dream (4:47)
  8. 8 Darn That Dream (4:51)
  9. 9 I Love You (3:53)
  10. 10 Chicago Blues (2:50)
  11. 11 Lonesome Lover Blues (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Dorham Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Jimmy Heath Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bud Powell Piano
Sonny Stitt Alto Saxophone
Percy Heath Bass
Wallace Bishop Drums
Walter Bishop Sr. Piano
Kenny Clarke Drums
Al Hall Bass
Technical Credits
Kenny Dorham Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Chuck Dukowski Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker Composer
Osie Johnson Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Cole Porter Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Johnson Composer
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