Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kenny Dorham on Savoy (1946/49)

The first recordings with small groups made for the Savoy label by one of the most fine trumpeters in moder jazz-wich replaced Miles Davis on Charlie Parker's combo and later became a founding member of The Jazz Messengers and Jazz Prophets.
Only master takes.

Source :

Kenny Dorham
The Complete Savoy

Plus Other Small Group Sessions


1 Be bop in pastel (Powell)  2:51
2 Fool's Fancy (Dorham, Powell)  2:32
3 Bombay (Brown, Dorham, Fuller)  2:52
4 Ray's idea (Brown)  2:43
5 Serenade to a Square (
Powell)  2:33
6 Good Kick (Stitt)  2:36
7 Seven Up (Stitt)  2:27
8 Blues in Be Bop (Dorham)  2:43
9 Conglomeration (Jackson)  2:53
10 Bruz (Jackson)  2:52
11 Roll 'Em Bags (Jackson)  2:44
12 Elysee ( Lewis)  3:11
13 Hilo (Rollins)  2:45
14 Fox Hunt (Johnson)  2:50
15 Opus V (Johnson)  2:43
16 The Thin Man (Dorham)  3:00
17 Bop Alley (Dawud)  3:14
18 Groove Street (Kaleem)  3:02
19 Musa's Vision (Kaleem)  3:10
20 Prince Albert (Dorham, Roach)  5:49
21 Baby Sis (Dorham)  5:30
22 Tomorrow (Dorham, Roach)  6:04
23 Maximum (Roach)  3:30


[# 1-4]

Kenny Dorham - tp
Sonny Stitt - as
Bud Powell - p
Al Hall - b
Wallace Bishop - dr
Recorded in August 23, 1946
[# 5-8]
Same as above, except

Kenny Clarke - dr, replaces Bishop
[# 9-11]
Julius Watkins - fr hrn
Kenny Dorham - tp
Billy Mitchell - ts
Milt Jackson - vb & p
Curley Russell - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded in New York ; January 25, 1949
[# 12-15]

Kenny Dorham - tp
J. J. Johnson - tb
Sonny Rollins - t
John Lewis - p
Leonard Gaskin - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded in New York ; May 26, 1949
[# 16-19]

Kenny Dorham - tp
Howard Bowe - tb
Sahib Shihab - as
Musa Kaleem - ts
Ernie Thompson - bs
Walter Bishop - p
Laverne Barker - b
Art Blakey - dr
Recorded in New York ; December 27, 1947
[# 20-23]

James Moody - ts
Kenny Dorham - tp
Al Haig - p
Tommy Potter - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded in Paris ; May 15, 1949


duck said...

Mel, it is really appreciated, serious listening needed now.
Again Many thsnks

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon, once more.
Dorham - always eager to hear his solos - surounded with excelent guys: Roach, Shihab, Watkins, Powell, Johnson, etc, etc

neil said...

Early stuff; essential listening. Many thanks, mel...

blbs said...

"Only master takes"...Only perfect things...
Thank you Mel...

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

bongo hito said...

Hmmmmm. Early Dorham. Very nice. As usual, a peerless post. Thanks for what you do (and do well).

The Jackal said...

Blown me away with this historical important piece.
Thanks again

zardoz1984 said...

Never enough of Kenny, kind spirit & essential musician for music lovers. Plus a true bop who's who. Just perfect. Thks Mel!

AmyBRAINS said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

rubberduck said...

This seems to me an essential recordings, a Must Have.

Thanks Mel

Bhowani said...

thank you

blissedout said...

A sparkler this. Thanks, mel.

deGallo said...

Thank you!!!!

steve said...

Awesome Mel . . . I really like Kenny and haven't heard this early stuff.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you for re-upping this one Mel. Kenny Dorham is an underrated player in my book. I'm happy to have this set back in my collection.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

rowland said...

Thank you very much.

david said...

Thank you !

Philo said...

I missed this the first time around. I'm very happy to have it now. Thanks Mel.

zero said...

I'm missing the "others" so this is very welcome. Thank you.

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias.

flyingfinger said...

Wonderful - Big Thanks!

FrankDell said...
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FrankDell said...

wonderful. merci, as always.

FrankDell said...

wonderful. merci, as always.

Anonymous said...

Any chance to upload these records again?
Anyway many thanks for all!

Melanchthon said...

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Mike said...

Wow! Never heard any of this material as far as I can tell. Thank you.

Luis Lorenzo said...

Estupendos discos!!
Gracias Mel

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Kovina Kris said...

Nice to have this Mel. Thank you!