Kenny Dorham – Quiet Kenny (1959/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:16 minutes | 1,52 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Craft Recordings
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.
This Mono edition presents the album true to its original form and intention – expertly mixed and masterfully executed in traditional listening format.
1. Kenny Dorham – Lotus Blossom
2. Kenny Dorham – My Ideal
3. Kenny Dorham – Blue Friday
4. Kenny Dorham – Alone Together
5. Kenny Dorham – Blue Spring Shuffle
6. Kenny Dorham – I Had The Craziest Dream
7. Kenny Dorham – Old Folks