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KD at his best

Once you can get past his less than stellar tone, KD is perhaps one of the greatest pure jazz trumpeters ever. The music here is him at his peak

Awesome Mainstream Jazz

First bought this when it was reissued on vinyl in the 80s and was instantly hooked. Dorham was one of the great Miles-era trumpet players and his work with the great Sonny
Rollins is up there with their mutual best. A real deal at eight bucks -and it's a 2000's remaster to boot...Thank you Concord for buying the rights to some of the greatest jazz
in history from Fantasy Records and putting it out again with fresh new sound.


Born: August 30, 1924 in Fairfield, TX

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Kenny Dorham had a deeply moving, pure tone on trumpet; his sound was clear, sharp, and piercing, especially during ballads. He could spin out phrases and lines, but when he slowly and sweetly played the melody it was an evocative event. Dorham was a gifted all-round trumpeter, but seldom showcased his complete skills, preferring an understated, subtle approach. Unfortunately, he never received much publicity, and though a highly intelligent, thoughtful individual who wrote insightful commentary...
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Keepnews Collection: Jazz Contrasts (Remastered), Kenny Dorham
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: Jan 01, 2007

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