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Kenny Dorham

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by Kenny Dorham

Biography

McKinley Howard Dorham, 30 August 1924, Fairfield, Texas, USA, d. 5 December 1972, New York City, New York, USA. After learning to play trumpet while at high school, Dorham played in several late 40s big bands, including Lionel Hampton’s and, more significantly given his musical leanings, the bop-orientated outfits of Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Eckstine. He was originally known as Kinny (a diminutive for McKinley) and this was how his name appeared on record labels. He was persistently... Read more

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jazz
trumpet
bebop
hard bop
swing
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