Personalities | Kenny Dorham | Sixties | Jazz & Blues
The star of fame never shone brightly enough upon trumpeter Kenny Dorham, who too often took a back seat to his peers. He played with Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine and Lionel Hampton before joining Charlie Parker’s bebop band in 1948. Dorham was a founding member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1954, then replaced Clifford Brown in Max Roach’s quartet. He led several fine sessions for Blue Note and Riverside before dying of kidney disease.
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