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Bebop: The 1940's




January 3, 1946

BILLY ECKSTINE
MR. B. AND THE BAND

Billy Eckstine, vocals; Kenny Dorham, Shorty McConnell, Boonie Hazel, Raymond Orr, trumpet; Gerald Valentine, Robert Scott, Chippy Outcalt, trombone; Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams, alto sax; Arthur Simmons, Gene Ammons, tenor sax; Tate Houston, bari sax; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Richard "Duke" Ellington, piano; Bill McMahon, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

1. I Only Have Eyes for You
2. You're My Everything
3. The Jitney Man
      Mr. B. & The Band


Groovin' High       July 9, 1946

DIZZY GILLESPIE
GROOVIN' HIGH (Savoy)

Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Burns, Kenny Dorham, John Lynch, trumpets; Leon Comegys, Gordon Thomas, Al Moore, trombones; Howard Johnson, Sonny Stitt, alto sax; Ray Abrams, Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Leo Parker, bari sax; John Lewis, piano; Milt Jackson, vibes; Ray Brown, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

1. One Bass Hit (Gillespie-Brown)
2. Things To Come (Gillespie-Fuller)
3. Ray's Idea (Brown-Fuller)


August 23, 1946 -- September 6, 1946

FATS NAVARRO
MEMORIAL (Savoy)

Fats Navarro, Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sonny Stitt, alto sax; Bud Powell, piano; Curley Russell, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

1. Boppin' a Riff (Stitt)                      5. Everything Cool (Navarro)
2. Fat Boy (Navarro)                         6. Webb City (Powell)
3. Serenade to a Square (Powell)    7. Seven Up (Stitt)
4. Good Kick (Stitt)                           8. Blues in Be Bop (Dorham)
      Fats Navarro Memorial


Midnight Sun       August 6, 1947

LIONEL HAMPTON -- MIDNIGHT SUN (Decca)

Lionel Hampton, vibes; Kenny Dorham, Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Leo Shepherd, trumpet; Bobby Plater, Ben Kynard, Jack Kelson, alto sax; Morris Lane, John Sparrow, tenor sax; Charles Fowlkes, bari sax; Jimmy Wormick, Andrew Penn, Britt Woodman, Sonny Craven, trombone; Milt Buckner, piano; Billy Mackell, guitar; Joe Comfort, bass; Earl Walker, drums.

1. Hamp's Got A Duke (Hampton-Hammer)
2. Three Minutes On 52nd Street (Lionel Hampton)


December 27, 1947

ART BLAKEY'S MESSENGERS
NEW SOUNDS (Blue Note)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Howard Bowe, trombone; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Musa Kaleem, tenor sax; Ernie Thompson, bari sax; Walter Bishop, piano; Laverne Barker, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

1. The Thin Man (Dorham)
2. Bop Alley (Dawud)
3. Groove Street (Kaleem)
4. Musa's Vision (Kaleem)
      New Sounds


The Royal Roost       December 1948 -- February 1949

CHARLIE PARKER
THE ROYAL ROOST SESSIONS (Savoy)

Charlie Parker, alto sax; Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Al Haig, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Max Roach, drums.

Kenny Dorham's Royal Roost Sessions


May 8-15, 1949

CHARLIE PARKER
THE PARIS SESSIONS LIVE (Jazz Archives)

Charlie Parker, alto sax; Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Al Haig, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Max Roach, drums.

Kenny Dorham's Paris Sessions
      Sessions Live


Opus De Bop       1947 -- 1949

STAN GETZ
OPUS DE BOP (Savoy)

Kenny Dorham, trumpt; Sonny Stitt, alto sax; Bud Powell, piano; Al Hall, bass; Wallace Bishop, drums.

1. Fool's Fancy
2. Bebop in Pastel
3. Ray's Idea
4. Bombay


May 5, 1949

CHARLIE PARKER
SWEDISH SCHNAPPS (Verve)

Charlie Parker, alto sax; Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Al Haig, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Max Roach, drums.

1. Segment (Parker)
2. Diverse (Parker)
3. Passport (Parker)
      Swedish Schnapps


Gillespie & Roach in Paris       May 15, 1949

MAX ROACH QUINTET
DIZZY GILLESPIE & MAX ROACH IN PARIS (VOGUE)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; James Moody, tenor sax; Al Haig, piano; Max Roach, drums.

1. Prince Albert (Dorham-Roach)
2. Baby Sis (Dorham)
3. Tomorrow (Dorham-Roach)
4. Maximum (Roach)


May 26, 1949

J.J. JOHNSON
TROMBONE BY THREE (Prestige)

J.J. Johnson, trombone; Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano; Leonard Gaskin, bass; Max Roach, drums.

1. Elysees (Lewis)
2. Hilo (Rollins)
3. Fox Hunt (Johnson)
4. Opus V (Johnson)
      Trombone By Three



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