Kenny Dorham Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Oct 01, 2011


Date: October 21, 1953
Location: Nola Studios, New York City
Label: Debut

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Kenny Dorham (t, v), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Percy Heath (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a.     Chicago Blues - 2:50  (James Altiere, Paul Biese) / arr: Kenny Dorham
b.     Lonesome Lover Blues - 3:05  (Jean Lenoir, George Jackson) / arr: Kenny Dorham
Both titles on:      Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 113-2 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   (1993)

Above date and location from tape box. Possible that this was instead recorded at December 15, 1953 session.


Date: December 15, 1953
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Debut

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts, bar), Kenny Dorham (t), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Percy Heath (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a. tk 1    An Oscar For Oscar - 2:46  (Kenny Dorham) / arr: Kenny Dorham
     Debut EP 7": DEP 42 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   
     Debut LP 10": DLP 9 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 113 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   (1984)
b. tk 1    Ruby, My Dear - 3:04  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Kenny Dorham
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 113 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   (1984)
c. tk 2    Ruby, My Dear - 3:02  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Kenny Dorham
     Debut EP 7": DEP 42 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   
     Debut LP 10": DLP 9 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 113 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   (1984)
d. tk 2    Be My Love - 3:32  (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Kenny Dorham
     Debut EP 7": DEP 42 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   
     Debut LP 10": DLP 9 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 113 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   (1984)
e.     Osmosis - 2:40  (Osie Johnson) / arr: Kenny Dorham
     Debut EP 7": DEP 42 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   
     Debut LP 10": DLP 9 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 113 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   (1984)
f. tk 1    I Love You - 3:53  (Cole Porter) / arr: Kenny Dorham
g. tk 2    I Love You - 3:51  (Cole Porter) / arr: Kenny Dorham
     Debut LP 10": DLP 9 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 113 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   (1984)
h. tk 1    Darn That Dream - 4:47  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange) / arr: Kenny Dorham
     Debut LP 10": DLP 9 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 113 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   (1984)
i. tk 2    Darn That Dream - 4:51  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar DeLange) / arr: Kenny Dorham
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 113 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   (1984)
All titles on:      Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 113-2 — Kenny Dorham Quintet   (1993)

Jimmy Heath (ts) on a, e; (bar) on b-d, f-g.


Date: January 30, 1955
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Hank Mobley (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Kenny Dorham (t), Horace Silver (p), Percy Heath (b), Art Blakey (d)

a. tk 2    Venita's Dance - 5:18  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1535 — Afro-Cuban   
b. tk 6    K. D.'s Motion - 5:25  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1535 — Afro-Cuban   
c. tk 9    Echo Of Spring [aka K. D.'s Cab Ride] - 6:06  (Kenny Dorham)
d. tk 12    La Villa - 5:20  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1535 — Afro-Cuban   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46815 2 — Afro-Cuban   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 00946 392744 2 0 — Afro-Cuban   (2007)

c. listed as "K. D.'s Cab Ride", an invented title.

a. listed as "Venetia's Dance" in Cuscuna/Ruppli 2 - confirmation needed.


Date: March 29, 1955
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Hank Mobley (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Kenny Dorham (t), J. J. Johnson (tb), Horace Silver (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Art Blakey (d), Carlos 'Patato' Valdés (cga), Richie Goldberg (cwb)

a. tk 2   alt Minor's Holiday - 4:21  (Kenny Dorham)
b. tk 3    Minor's Holiday - 4:25  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 10": BLP 5065 — Afro-Cuban   
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1535 — Afro-Cuban   
c. tk 5    Basheer's Dream - 5:00  (Gigi Gryce)
     Blue Note LP 10": BLP 5065 — Afro-Cuban   
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1535 — Afro-Cuban   
d. tk 7    Afrodisia - 5:02  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 10": BLP 5065 — Afro-Cuban   
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1535 — Afro-Cuban   
e. tk 8    Lotus Flower - 4:15  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 10": BLP 5065 — Afro-Cuban   
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1535 — Afro-Cuban   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46815 2 — Afro-Cuban   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 00946 392744 2 0 — Afro-Cuban   (2007)

Richie Goldberg (cwb) on a-b, d.

It is assumed that Goldberg is the claves player on c. although he is not listed as such.


Date: April 4, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: ABC-Paramount

Kenny Dorham (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Dick Katz (p), Sam Jones (b), Arthur Edgehill (d)

a. 5171    Tahitian Suite - 7:33  (Kenny Dorham)
b. 5172    DX - 5:19  (Kenny Dorham)
c. 5173    The Prophet - 9:59  (Kenny Dorham)
d. 5174    Blues Elegante - 8:41  (Kenny Dorham)
e. 5175    Don't Explain - 7:11  (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday)
All titles on:      ABC-Paramount LP 12": ABC 122 — Kenny Dorham And The Jazz Prophets, Vol. 1   
     GRP/Chess CD: GRD-820 — Kenny Dorham And The Jazz Prophets, Vol. 1   (1998)

Date: May 31, 1956
Location: Cafe Bohemia, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Kenny Dorham (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Kenny Burrell (g), Bobby Timmons (p), Sam Jones (b), Arthur Edgehill (d)

a. I - tk 1   alt Hill's Edge  (Kenny Dorham)
b. I - tk 2   alt K. D.'s Blues - 9:50  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
c. I - tk 3   alt My Heart Stood Still  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d. I - tk 4   alt Mexico City  (Kenny Dorham)
e. I - tk 5    Autumn In New York - 4:33  (Vernon Duke)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
f. I - tk 6   alt Monaco - 5:38  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
g. I - tk 7    The Theme - 5:30  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
h. II - tk 8    K. D.'s Blues - 9:27  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
i. II - tk 9    Hill's Edge - 8:15  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
j. II - tk 10   alt My Heart Stood Still  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
k. II -    alt A Night In Tunisia - 9:22  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
l. II - tk 11   alt Who Cares - 4:55  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
m. II - tk 12    Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd] - 8:39  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
n. II - tk 13   alt The Theme  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
o. III - tk 14    Mexico City - 5:50  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
p. III - tk 15    'Round Midnight - 7:40  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
q. III - tk 16    Monaco - 6:30  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BLP 1524 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
r. III - tk 17    Who Cares - 6:19  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
s. III - tk 18    My Heart Stood Still - 7:50  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
t. III - tk 19   alt The Theme  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)
u. IV - tk 20    Riffin' - 7:42  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
v. IV - tk 21   alt Mexico City - 6:44  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)
w. IV - tk 22    The Prophet - 6:18  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 33576 2 8 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (1995)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 33775 2 6 — 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia   (2002)

J.R. Monterose (ts) on a-d, f-k, m-q, s-w; Kenny Burrell (g) on h-k, m-o, q-w.

g. listed as N. Y. Theme. m. listed as Royal Roost.


Date: July 19, 1956
Label: ABC-Paramount

Kenny Dorham (ldr), J.R. Monterose (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Dolo Coker (p), Edgar Willis (b), Arthur Edgehill (d)

a. 5276    411 West  (Benny Golson)
b. 5277    Gone With The Wind  (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson)
c. 5278    Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You  (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal)
d. 5279    Yardbird Suite  (Charlie Parker)

All tapes of this session reportedly lost. Personnel supplied by J.R. Monterose in Coda 1/75.

ABC Ledger lists c. as Nothing Ever Changes. Confirmation needed that this is the same composition.


Date: May 21, 1957
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Sonny Rollins (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Hank Jones (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Max Roach (d)

a. a-01    Falling In Love With Love - 9:13  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. a-02    I'll Remember April - 12:05  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
c. b-03    La Villa - 7:01  (Kenny Dorham)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-239 — Jazz Contrasts   
     Riverside CD: RCD 30132-2 — Jazz Contrasts   (2007)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 028-2 — Jazz Contrasts   

Date: May 27, 1957
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Sonny Rollins (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Hank Jones (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Max Roach (d), Betty Glamann (hrp)

a. b-01    LaRue [aka Tribute To Brownie] - 4:31  (Clifford Brown, Nat Adderley, Duke Pearson) / arr: Gigi Gryce
b. b-02    My Old Flame - 5:25  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow) / arr: Gigi Gryce
c. b-03    But Beautiful - 2:44  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-239 — Jazz Contrasts   
     Riverside CD: RCD 30132-2 — Jazz Contrasts   (2007)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 028-2 — Jazz Contrasts   

Sonny Rollins (ts) on b.


Date: November 13, 1957
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Ernie Henry (as), Kenny Dorham (t, p), Eddie Mathias (b), Granville T. Hogan (d)

a. a-01    Lotus Blossom [aka Asiatic Raes] - 5:24  (Kenny Dorham)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-255 — 2 Horns/2 Rhythm   
b. a-02 - alt.   alt S'posin' - 4:49  (Paul Denniker, Andy Razaf)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-266 — Last Chorus   
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 086 — Last Chorus   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1906-2 — Last Chorus   (1998)
c. a-02    S'posin' - 6:15  (Paul Denniker, Andy Razaf)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-255 — 2 Horns/2 Rhythm   
d. a-03    Soon - 2:58  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-255 — 2 Horns/2 Rhythm   
e. b-01    The End Of A Love Affair - 4:28  (Edward C. Redding)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-255 — 2 Horns/2 Rhythm   
f. b-02    I'll Be Seeing You - 4:24  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-255 — 2 Horns/2 Rhythm   
g. b-03    Noose Bloos - 6:38  (Kenny Dorham)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-255 — 2 Horns/2 Rhythm   
All titles on:      Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-463-2 — 2 Horns/2 Rhythm   (1992)

Kenny Dorham (p) on d.


Date: December 2, 1957
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Ernie Henry (as), Kenny Dorham (t), Wilbur Ware (b), Granville T. Hogan (d)

a. a-04    Is It True What They Say About Dixie? - 4:42  (Irving Caesar, Sammy Lerner, Gerald Marks)
b. b-04    Jazz-Classic - 3:14  (Kenny Dorham)
Both titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-255 — 2 Horns/2 Rhythm   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-463-2 — 2 Horns/2 Rhythm   (1992)

Date: July 7, 1958
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Kenny Dorham (t, v), Curtis Fuller (tb), Cedar Walton (p), Sam Jones (b), Charli Persip (d)

a. a-01    Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes] - 3:09  (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
b. a-03    Since I Fell For You - 4:16  (Buddy Johnson)
c. a-04    I Understand - 4:12  (Kim Gannon, Mabel Wayne)
d. a-05    This Is The Moment - 2:37  (Frederick Hollaender, Leo Robin)
e. b-01    Angel Eyes - 5:26  (Matt Dennis, Earl Brent)
f. b-02    Where Are You? - 4:29  (Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson)
g. b-05    Make Me A Present Of You - 3:07  (Joe Greene)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-275 — This Is The Moment!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 812-2 — This Is The Moment!   (1994)

Date: August 15, 1958
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Kenny Dorham (t, v), Curtis Fuller (tb), Cedar Walton (p), Sam Jones (b), Granville T. Hogan (d)

a. a-02    I Remember Clifford [lyric version] - 2:56  (Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-275 — This Is The Moment!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 812-2 — This Is The Moment!   (1994)
b. a-05    From This Moment On - 4:47  (Cole Porter)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-275 — This Is The Moment!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 812-2 — This Is The Moment!   (1994)
c. b-04    Golden Earrings - 2:41  (Victor Young, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP-12-275 — This Is The Moment!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 812-2 — This Is The Moment!   (1994)
d.     Optional - 7:54  (Kenny Dorham)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 12-294 — New Blue Horns   (1961)
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 256 — New Blue Horns   (1986)
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 1134 — New Blue Horns   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 256-2 — New Blue Horns   

Date: January 20, 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as), Cecil Payne (bar), Kenny Dorham (t), David Amram (frh), Cedar Walton (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. b-02    Spring Cannon - 4:48  (Kenny Dorham) / arr: Kenny Dorham
b. b-03    Passion Spring - 8:27  (Kenny Dorham) / arr: Kenny Dorham
Both titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP 12-297 — Blue Spring   
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 1139 — Blue Spring   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-134-2 — Blue Spring   

Date: February 18, 1959
Location: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley (as), Cecil Payne (bar), Kenny Dorham (t), David Amram (frh), Cedar Walton (p, cel), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)

a. a-01    Blue Spring - 6:08  (Kenny Dorham) / arr: Kenny Dorham
b. a-02    It Might As Well Be Spring - 7:36  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Kenny Dorham
c. a-03    Poetic Spring - 6:43  (Kenny Dorham) / arr: Kenny Dorham
d. b-01    Spring Is Here - 6:32  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Kenny Dorham
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP 12-297 — Blue Spring   
     Riverside LP 12": RLP 1139 — Blue Spring   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-134-2 — Blue Spring   

Cedar Walton (cel) on d.


Date: November 13, 1959
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Kenny Dorham (t), Tommy Flanagan (p), Paul Chambers (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 1916    Old Folks - 5:12  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
b. 1917    My Ideal - 5:05  (Newell Chase, Leo Robin, Richard Whiting)
c. 1918    Blue Spring - 7:36  (Kenny Dorham)
d. 1919    Mack The Knife [aka Moritat] - 3:01  (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein)
e. 1920    Lotus Blossom [aka Asiatic Raes] - 4:38  (Kenny Dorham)
f. 1921    I Had The Craziest Dream - 4:38  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
g. 1922    Alone Together - 3:11  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
h. 1923-1    Blue Friday - 8:44  (Kenny Dorham)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": PR 7754 — 1959   (1970)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 250-2 — Quiet Kenny   (1992)
     Prestige CD: PRCD 8225-2 — Quiet Kenny   (2001)
     Prestige CD: PRCD 8108-2 — Quiet Kenny   (2006)

Date: January 10, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Jaro

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Charles Davis (bar), Kenny Dorham (t), Tommy Flanagan (p), Butch Warren (b), Arnold 'Buddy' Enlow (d)

a.     Stage West - 8:17  (Kenny Dorham)
b.     I'm An Old Cowhand - 4:07  (Johnny Mercer)
c.     Delilah - 4:23  (Victor Young)
d.     Butch's Blues - 3:41  (Kenny Dorham)
e.     Stella By Starlight - 4:58  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
f.     Lazy Afternoon - 3:07  (Jerome Moross, John Latouche)
g.     Turbo - 3:42  (Charles Davis)
h.     When Sunny Gets Blue - 4:32  (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal)
i.     Six Bits - 4:42  (Manny Albam)
All titles on:      Jaro LP 12": JAM 5007 — The Arrival Of Kenny Dorham   
     Xanadu LP 12": 125 — The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album   
     Xanadu CD: XCD 1235 — The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album   (1995)

Date: February 11, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Time

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Charles Davis (bar), Kenny Dorham (t), Steve Kuhn (p), Butch Warren (b), Arnold 'Buddy' Enlow (d)

a. tk 5   alt A Waltz - 5:36  (Kenny Dorham)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30111 — Jazz Contemporary   (2001)
     Fresh Sound CD: ST 2001 — Jazz Contemporary   (2003)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30299 — Jazz Contemporary   (2005)
b. tk 12    A Waltz - 5:27  (Kenny Dorham)
     Time LP 12": LPM 52004 — Jazz Contemporary   
     Time LP 12": 8 — Vol. 8 Jazz Series   
     Century CD: CECC 00065 — Jazz Contemporary   (1990)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30111 — Jazz Contemporary   (2001)
     Fresh Sound CD: ST 2001 — Jazz Contemporary   (2003)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30299 — Jazz Contemporary   (2005)
     Bainbridge CD: BCD 1048 — Jazz Contemporary   
c.     Horn Salute - 8:24  (Kenny Dorham)
     Time LP 12": LPM 52004 — Jazz Contemporary   
     Century CD: CECC 00065 — Jazz Contemporary   (1990)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30111 — Jazz Contemporary   (2001)
     Fresh Sound CD: ST 2001 — Jazz Contemporary   (2003)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30299 — Jazz Contemporary   (2005)
     Bainbridge CD: BCD 1048 — Jazz Contemporary   
d.     Tonica - 2:54  (Kenny Dorham)
     Time LP 12": LPM 52004 — Jazz Contemporary   
     Century CD: CECC 00065 — Jazz Contemporary   (1990)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30111 — Jazz Contemporary   (2001)
     Fresh Sound CD: ST 2001 — Jazz Contemporary   (2003)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30299 — Jazz Contemporary   (2005)
     Bainbridge CD: BCD 1048 — Jazz Contemporary   
e.    alt This Love Of Mine  (Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra)
f.    alt This Love Of Mine  (Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra)
g.    alt This Love Of Mine - 7:55  (Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30111 — Jazz Contemporary   (2001)
     Fresh Sound CD: ST 2001 — Jazz Contemporary   (2003)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30299 — Jazz Contemporary   (2005)
h.     This Love Of Mine - 6:48  (Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra)
     Time LP 12": LPM 52004 — Jazz Contemporary   
     Century CD: CECC 00065 — Jazz Contemporary   (1990)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30111 — Jazz Contemporary   (2001)
     Fresh Sound CD: ST 2001 — Jazz Contemporary   (2003)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30299 — Jazz Contemporary   (2005)
     Bainbridge CD: BCD 1048 — Jazz Contemporary   
All titles on:      Victor CD: VICJ 61545 — Jazz Contemporary   (2008)

Confirmation needed that alternative takes are from the same date.

Details needed on these takes (as well as clarification on why some CD reissues include "Sign Off" while others instead have unique takes of "This Love Of Mine").


Date: February 12, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Time

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Charles Davis (bar), Kenny Dorham (t), Steve Kuhn (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Arnold 'Buddy' Enlow (d)

a. tk 2   alt Monk's Mood - 2:53  (Thelonious Monk)
     Victor CD: VICJ 61545 — Jazz Contemporary   (2008)
b.     Monk's Mood - 8:01  (Thelonious Monk)
     Time LP 12": LPM 52004 — Jazz Contemporary   
     Century CD: CECC 00065 — Jazz Contemporary   (1990)
     Victor CD: VICJ 61545 — Jazz Contemporary   (2008)
     Bainbridge CD: BCD 1048 — Jazz Contemporary   
c.     In Your Own Sweet Way - 7:54  (Dave Brubeck)
     Time LP 12": LPM 52004 — Jazz Contemporary   
     Century CD: CECC 00065 — Jazz Contemporary   (1990)
     Victor CD: VICJ 61545 — Jazz Contemporary   (2008)
     Bainbridge CD: BCD 1048 — Jazz Contemporary   
d.     Sign Off - 5:29  (Kenny Dorham)
All titles on:      M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30111 — Jazz Contemporary   (2001)
     Fresh Sound CD: ST 2001 — Jazz Contemporary   (2003)
     M & I Jazz CD: MYCJ 30299 — Jazz Contemporary   (2005)

Clarification needed on why some CD reissues include "Sign Off" while others instead have unique takes of "This Love Of Mine").


Date: December 9, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Time

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Jimmy Heath (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. a-01    Why Do I Love You - 5:59  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Kenny Dorham
b. a-02    Nobody Else But Me - 5:41  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Kenny Dorham
c. a-03    Can't Help Lovin' That Man - 6:35  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Kenny Dorham
d. b-01    Make Believe - 5:49  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Kenny Dorham
e. b-02    Ol' Man River - 4:15  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Kenny Dorham
f. b-03    Bill - 4:15  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, P. G. Wodehouse) / arr: Kenny Dorham
All titles on:      Time LP 12": LPM 52024 — Showboat   
     Bainbridge CD: BCD 1043 — Showboat   

Engineer: John Cue


Date: January 15, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Hank Mobley (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. tk 2    "Philly" Twist - 5:38  (Kenny Dorham)
b. tk 11    Whistle Stop - 5:54  (Kenny Dorham)
c. tk 19    Windmill - 6:16  (Kenny Dorham)
d. tk 20    Sunset - 6:17  (Kenny Dorham)
e. tk 25    Sunrise In Mexico - 5:38  (Kenny Dorham)
f. tk 31    Dorham's Epitaph - 1:09  (Kenny Dorham)
g. tk 34    Buffalo - 7:39  (Kenny Dorham)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84063 — Whistle Stop   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 28978 2 8 — Whistle Stop   (1994)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 25646 2 0 — Whistle Stop   (2000)

Date: March 19, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Charles Davis (bar), Kenny Dorham (t), Grant Green (g), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Wilbur Ware (b), unidentified (d)

a. tk 9    Mason-Dixon Line - 7:22  (Kenny Dorham)
b. tk 20    Blue Lament - 5:26  (Kenny Dorham)
c. tk 24    Cross "D" Tracks - 6:40  (Kenny Dorham)
d. tk 26    Blue Ching - 6:18  (Kenny Dorham)
e. tk 27    Spadesville - 9:16  (Kenny Dorham)
f. tk 31    9 1/2 Street - 5:41  (Kenny Dorham)

Cuscuna/Ruppli (1st edition) lists drummer as "poss. Philly Joe Jones" but Cuscuna/Ruppli (2nd edition) gives drummer as "Kal ?".


Date: November 1961
Location: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz

Kenny Dorham, Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Kenny Dorham (t), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. a-01    Una Mas (One More Time) - 7:15  (Kenny Dorham)
b. a-02    It Could Happen To You - 5:57  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. a-03    Let's Face The Music And Dance - 6:09  (Irving Berlin)
d. b-01    No Two People - 6:58  (Frank Loesser)
e. b-02    Lover Man - 4:58  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
f. b-03    San Francisco Beat - 7:14  (Kenny Dorham)
All titles on:      Pacific Jazz LP 12": PJ 41 — Inta Somethin'   (1962)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84460 2 — Matador/Inta Somethin'   (1991)

Date: April 15, 1962
Location: Sound Mixers, New York City
Label: United Artists

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Kenny Dorham (t), Bobby Timmons (p), Teddy Smith (b), J. C. Moses (d)

a. a-01    El Matador - 6:30  (Kenny Dorham)
b. a-02    Melody For Melonae - 11:30  (Jackie McLean)
c. b-01    Smile - 4:57  (Charles Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner)
d. b-02    Beautiful Love - 5:08  (Victor Young, Haven Gillespie, Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne)
e. b-03    There Goes My Heart - 5:11  (Benny Davis, Abner Silver)
f. b-04    Prelude - 4:45  (Heitor Villa-Lobos)
All titles on:      United Artists LP 12": UAS 5631 — Matador   
     United Artists LP 12": UAJ 15007 — Matador   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84460 2 — Matador/Inta Somethin'   (1991)

b listed as "Melanie".


Date: April 1, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Joe Henderson (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Herbie Hancock (p), Butch Warren (b), Tony Williams (d)

a. tk 6    Sao Paulo - 7:15  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84127 — Una Mas   
b. tk 9    Straight Ahead - 8:55  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84127 — Una Mas   
c. tk 13    Una Mas (One More Time) - 15:15  (Kenny Dorham)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84127 — Una Mas   
d. tk 16    If Ever I Should Leave You - 5:05  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46515 2 — Una Mas   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 21228 2 0 — Una Mas   (1999)

Date: December 1963
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Label: [radio broadcast]

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Sahib Shihab (bar), Kenny Dorham, Bertil Lövgren (t), Lars Sjösten (p), Björn Alke (b), Bosse Skoglund (d)

a.     Short Story  (Kenny Dorham)
b.     I Concentrate On You  (Cole Porter)
c.     Not Yet  (Sahib Shihab)

Date: December 5, 1963
Location: Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [radio broadcast]

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Kenny Dorham (t), Rolf Ericson (t, fh), Tete Montoliu (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Alex Riel (d)

a.     Solar [aka Sonny] - 11:17  (Chuck Wayne)
b.     Woody 'n You - 13:53  (Dizzy Gillespie)
c.     Scandia Skies - 8:53  (Kenny Dorham)
d.     Manhã De Carnaval - 8:14  (Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
e.     It Could Happen To You - 5:46  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
All titles on:      SteepleChase LP 12": SCC 6011 — Scandia Skies   (1980)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36011 — Scandia Skies   (1993)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 37047/48 — Scandia Story   (1998)

Kenny Dorham (t) on a-c, e; Rolf Ericson (t) on b, d-e; (fh) on a.


Date: December 8, 1963
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [private recording]

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Dexter Gordon (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Tete Montoliu (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Alex Riel (d)

a.     Love For Sale - 16:26  (Cole Porter)
b.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Århus, Sweden has also been proposed as location.


Date: December 19, 1963
Location: Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [radio broadcast]

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Allan Botschinsky (t, fh), Kenny Dorham (t), Tete Montoliu (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Alex Riel (d)

a.     Short Story - 10:08  (Kenny Dorham)
b.     Bye Bye Blackbird - 12:16  (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
c.     Manhã De Carnaval - 9:44  (Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
d.     The Touch Of Your Lips - 10:09  (Ray Noble)
e.     My Funny Valentine - 7:28  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on:      SteepleChase LP 12": SCC 6010 — Short Story   (1979)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36010 — Short Story   (1993)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 37047/48 — Scandia Story   (1998)

Allan Botschinsky (t) on a-b, e; (fh) on d; Kenny Dorham (t) on a-c, e.


Date: January 1964
Location: Metropole Jazz Club, Oslo, Norway
Label: [private recording]

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Kenny Dorham (t), Tore Sannes (p), Björn Pedersen (b), Jon Christensen (d)

a.     Con Alma  (Dizzy Gillespie)
b.     Short Story  (Kenny Dorham)
c.     Lament  (J. J. Johnson)

Additional selection #3 listed as "Sky Blue" - composer unknown.


Date: March 26, 1964
Location: Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [radio broadcast]

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Kenny Dorham (t), Niels Brøndsted (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Omar Clay (d)

a.     Stella By Starlight  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
b.     'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
c.     Bemsha Swing  (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best)
d.     A Night In Tunisia  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)

Date may be January 2, 1964.

Additional selection #3 listed as "Swinging Blues" - composer unknown.


Date: September 14, 1964
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Joe Henderson (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Tommy Flanagan (p), Richard Davis (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. 1434 (tk 4)    The Fox - 7:58  (Kenny Dorham)
b. 1435 (tk 6)    Night Watch - 5:44  (Kenny Dorham)
c. 1436 (tk 10)    Trompeta Toccata - 12:22  (Kenny Dorham)
d. 1437 (tk 11)    Mamacita - 11:03  (Joe Henderson)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84181 — Trompeta Toccata   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84181 2 — Trompeta Toccata   (1988)
     Blue Note CD: 0946 3 62635 2 6 — Trompeta Toccata   (2006)

CD issue gives incorrect date of September 4, 1964.


Date: February 25, 1966
Location: Half Note, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Kenny Dorham (t), Cedar Walton (p), John Ore (b), Hugh Walker (d)

a. 01    Jung Fu - 12:21  (Kenny Dorham)
b. 02    Spring Is Here - 8:12  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. 03    Somewhere In The Night - 6:30  (Joseph Myrow, Mack Gordon)
d. 04    The Shadow Of Your Smile - 7:21  (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
e. 05    Straight Ahead - 8:36  (Kenny Dorham)

Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as) on a-c, e; Kenny Dorham (t) on a-b, d-e.

Broadcast on WABC-FM program "Portraits In Jazz" hosted by Alan Grant.

Spoken comments by Alan Grant and Kenny Dorham precede b (1:17) and c (0:49).

Recording of broadcast ends slightly before end of performance.


Date: April 10, 1967
Location: Minton's Playhouse, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Kenny Dorham (ldr), Sylvester 'Sonny Red' Kyner (as), Kenny Dorham (t), Cedar Walton (p), Paul Chambers (b), Hersh Charles (d), Joe Lee Wilson (v)

a.     Bags' Groove - 14:13  (Milt Jackson)
b.     Blue Bossa - 13:58  (Kenny Dorham)
c.     I'll Remember April - 8:30  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
d.     What's New - 8:40  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
e.     Four - 6:14  (Eddie Vinson, Miles Davis)
f.     The Theme - 4:00  (Traditional, Kenny Dorham)

Joe Lee Wilson (v) on c-d.

Confirmation needed on Joe Lee Wilson's participation specifics.

Drummer has been listed as Russ Charles - confirmation needed.

Location has been listed as Blue Morocco, Bronx, NY - confirmation needed.


Date: May 8, 1967
Location: Blue Morocco, Bronx, NY
Label: [private recording]

Kenny Dorham (ldr), David 'Fathead' Newman (ts), Kenny Dorham (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Paul Chambers (b), Otis 'Candy' Finch (d)

a. 01    I Love You - 16:37  (Cole Porter)
b. 02    Straight Ahead - 7:43  (Kenny Dorham)
c. 03    Walkin' [aka Gravy] - 12:59  (Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter)
d. 04    Blues - 10:30  (Traditional)
e. 05    Manhã De Carnaval - 6:45  (Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)

Sometimes dated as April 1967. Confirmation needed.