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Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop (1961) [RVG Edition 2000]

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Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop (1961) [RVG Edition 2000]

Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop (1961) [RVG Edition 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 253 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 25646 2 0)

Kenny Dorham was always underrated throughout his career, not only as a trumpeter but as a composer. Whistle Stop features seven of his compositions, none of which were picked up later by any of the Young Lions of the '90s despite their high quality and many fresh melodies. Dorham teams up with tenor-saxophonist Hank Mobley (who had recorded with him previously, along with Art Blakey and Max Roach), pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones for a set of lively, fresh, and consistently swinging music. This is a generally overlooked near-classic set.

Abbey Lincoln - That's Him! (1957) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

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Abbey Lincoln - That's Him! (1957) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

Abbey Lincoln - That's Him! (1957) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Riverside/Victor | # VICJ-60354 | Time: 00:52:03

Singer Abbey Lincoln's second recording, and her first for Riverside, finds her accompanied by quite an all-star roster: tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Max Roach. Even this early, she was already a major jazz singer with a style of her own. Lincoln was careful from this point on to only interpret lyrics that she believed in. Her repertoire has a few superior standards (including several songs such as "I Must Have That Man!" and "Don't Explain" that are closely associated with Billie Holiday) plus Oscar Brown, Jr.'s "Strong Man" and Phil Moore's "Tender as a Rose"; she takes the latter unaccompanied. "Don't Explain" is slightly unusual in that Paul Chambers is absent and Wynton Kelly makes an extremely rare appearance on bass. All three of Abbey Lincoln's Riverside albums are well worth the listen.

Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) Remastered Reissue 1992

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Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) Remastered Reissue 1992

Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) Remastered Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:29
Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Original Jazz Classics, New Jazz | # OJCCD-250-2, NJ-8225

Quiet Kenny is an album by the American jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham of performances recorded in 1959 and released on the New Jazz label. The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: "Cool and understated might be better watchwords for what the ultra-melodic Dorham achieves on this undeniably well crafted set of standards and originals that is close to containing his best work overall during a far too brief career… Never known as a boisterous or brash player, but also not a troubadour of romanticism… Dorham's music is also far from complacent, and this recording established him as a Top Five performer in jazz on his instrument. It comes recommended to all."

Kenny Dorham - Kenny Dorham Sings and Plays: This Is The Moment! (1958) [Reissue 1994]

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Kenny Dorham - Kenny Dorham Sings and Plays: This Is The Moment! (1958) [Reissue 1994]

Kenny Dorham - Kenny Dorham Sings and Plays: This Is The Moment! (1958) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 164 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside Records (OJCCD-812-2 (RLP-275))

The release of this recording must have surprised most jazz listeners at the time, for trumpeter Kenny Dorham sings on all ten selections. He had never hinted at any desire to sing previously (although he had sung a blues regularly with Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra in the 1940s) and, as it turned out, this was his one and only vocal album; the sales were probably quite a bit less than Chet Baker's records of the period. Dorham had an OK voice, musical if not memorable, but the arrangements for these selections (which utilize his trumpet and Curtis Fuller's trombone, both of which are muted all the time) are inventive and pleasing. The supportive rhythm section is also an asset; pianist Cedar Walton made his recording debut on this album, which is a historical curiosity.

Kenny Dorham - The Remasters (All Tracks Remastered) (2021)

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Kenny Dorham - The Remasters (All Tracks Remastered) (2021)

Kenny Dorham - The Remasters (All Tracks Remastered) (2021)
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 02:27:52 | 934 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Millennium Digital Remaster | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2021

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 on jazz, he's little more than a footnote to many fans.

The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) [Recorded 1956-1957]

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The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) [Recorded 1956-1957]

The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) Recorded 1956-1957
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz | Label: GRP, Impulse! | # GRP 11432 | Time: 01:07:48

Two former LPs by big bands led by bassist Oscar Pettiford (who doubles on cello) are reissued in full on this single CD. The arrangements by Gigi Gryce, Lucky Thompson, and Benny Golson feature a lot of concise solos, an inventive use of the harp (either by Janet Putnam or Betty Glamann), and colorful ensembles. Among the many soloists are trumpeter Art Farmer, trombonists Jimmy Cleveland and Al Grey, the French horn of Julius Watkins, the tenors of Thompson or Golson, and the bassist-leader. This formerly rare music is highly recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans, for it is full of fresh material and subtle surprises.

Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata (Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series) (1964/2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

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Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata (Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series) (1964/2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata (Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series) (1964/2020)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 230 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:17
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note Records

This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180 gram vinyl at Optimal.

VA - Jazz Me Tonight (2019)

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VA - Jazz Me Tonight (2019)

VA - Jazz Me Tonight (2019)
WEB Rip | FLAC with auCDtect | scans | 645 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 262 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz

Jazz Me Tonight is a 2019 compilation of soothing jazz to get you to the right place. This is a digital release which doesn't have a label attached to it but it's all the original versions by the original artists.

Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) [XRCD, Reissue 1992]

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Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) [XRCD, Reissue 1992]

Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959) [XRCD, Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 260 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JVC (JVCXR-0049-2)

In the liner notes of Quiet Kenny, former Downbeat magazine publisher Jack Maher states that trumpeter Kenny Dorham's music is not necessarily the demure, balladic, rapturous jazz one might associate as romantic or tranquil. Cool and understated might be better watchwords for what the ultra-melodic Dorham achieves on this undeniably well crafted set of standards and originals that is close to containing his best work overall during a far too brief career. Surrounded by an excellent rhythm team of the equally sensitive pianist Tommy Flanagan, emerging bassist Paul Chambers, and the always-beneficial drummer Art Taylor, Dorham and his mates are not prone to missteps or overt exaggerations…

Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean - Inta Somethin' (1962) [Japanese Edition 2007]

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Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean - Inta Somethin' (1962) [Japanese Edition 2007]

Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean - Inta Somethin' (1962) [Japanese Edition 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 171 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 93 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba EMI (TOCJ-6390)

Originally released in 1962 on the Pacific Jazz label, Inta Somethin' is a wonderful live session from the legendary trumpeter Kenny Dorham and alto sax great Jackie McLean, recorded live at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco in the winter of 1961. Featuring four standards bookended by two Dorham originals, the album also includes contributions from dynamic bassist Leroy Vinnegar amongst others.

Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop (1961) [Analogue Productions, 2008]

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Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop (1961) [Analogue Productions, 2008]

Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop (1961) [Analogue Productions, 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 256 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Analogue Productions (CBNJ 84063 SA)

Kenny Dorham was always underrated throughout his career, not only as a trumpeter but as a composer. Whistle Stop features seven of his compositions, none of which were picked up later by any of the Young Lions of the '90s despite their high quality and many fresh melodies. Dorham teams up with tenor-saxophonist Hank Mobley (who had recorded with him previously, along with Art Blakey and Max Roach), pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones for a set of lively, fresh, and consistently swinging music. This is a generally overlooked near-classic set.

Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban (1955) [Reissue 2007]

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Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban (1955) [Reissue 2007]

Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban (1955) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 281 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0946 3 92744 2 0)

Considered Kenny Dorham's finest recording of his all-too-short career, this re-reissue has been newly remastered and presumably now includes all of the takes from these nonet and sextet sessions of 1955. Considering the time period, this date remains way ahead of the Latin-tinged and hard bop music that would follow. It would be difficult to assess the sextet being a step below the larger group effort, but only because it is much less Afro-Cuban. Nonetheless the unmistakable drumming of Art Blakey powers the combo through the blisteringly swinging "La Villa" with unison horns (Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax)…

Kenny Dorham Septet - Blue Spring (1959) [Reissue 1990]

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Kenny Dorham Septet - Blue Spring (1959) [Reissue 1990]

Kenny Dorham Septet - Blue Spring (1959) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 239 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Riverside (OJCCD-134-2/RLP-1139)

In lieu of picking up one of the trumpeter's fine Blue Note releases (Una Mas, Whistle Stop), listeners new to the work of Kenny Dorham should definitely consider this somewhat overlooked Riverside date from 1959. The set features plenty of Dorham's varied and sophisticated horn work and four of his top-drawer originals. The theme is spring, and Dorham responds with his soon to be jazz standard "Spring Is Here" and three other fine seasonal tributes: the title track, "Poetic Spring," and "Spring Cannon." This last cut is also a tribute to Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, who guests in fine style here with a bevy of fleet and highly melodic solos. Rounding out the group, baritone saxophonist Cecil Payne, French horn player David Amram, and pianist Cedar Walton add very nicely to the album's breezy yet provocative air. Essential listening for Dorham fans.

Kenny Dorham Quintet - Jerome Kern Showboat (1961) [Reissue 2003]

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Kenny Dorham Quintet - Jerome Kern Showboat (1961) [Reissue 2003]

Kenny Dorham Quintet - Jerome Kern Showboat (1961) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 201 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (ST 2005)

This CD reissue of a Kenny Dorham session that was originally on the Time label features the talented trumpeter and an all-star quintet (with Jimmy Heath on tenor, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Art Taylor) playing six famous themes from the Jerome Kern play Show Boat. All of the melodies ("Why Do I Love You?," "Nobody Else but Me," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Make Believe," "Ol' Man River" and "Bill") are heard in likable and swinging versions. This is one of Dorham's better sessions from the era and is easily recommended to his fans and collectors of hard bop.