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May 30, 1952

THELONIOUS MONK
GENIUS OF MODERN MUSIC VOL. 2 (Blue Note)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Thelonious Monk, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Max Roach, drums.

1. Skippy (Monk)
2. Hornin' In (Monk)
3. Sixteen (Monk)
4. Carolina Moon (Davis-Burke)
5. Let's Cool One (Monk)
6. I'll Follow You (Turk-Ahlert)
      Genius of Modern Music Vol. 2


New York City       October 31, 1953

RADIO BROADCAST FROM BIRDLAND
KENNY DORHAM, NY 53-56 & OSLO 1960 (Landscape)
HURRAY FOR ART BLAKEY & KENNY DORHAM* (Sessions)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Horace Silver, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

1. An Oscar For Oscar (Kenny Dorham)
2. If I Love Again* (Murray-Oakland)
3. Split Kick (Horace Silver)
4. Get Happy (Koehler-Arlen)
5. Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing)


December 15, 1953

THE KENNY DORHAM QUINTET (Debut)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor, bari sax; Walter Bishop, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

1. An Oscar For Oscar (Dorham)
2. Ruby, My Dear (Monk)
3. Be My Love (Brodsky-Cahn)
4. Osmosis (Johnson)
5. I Love You (Porter)
6. Darn That Dream (DeLange-Van Heusen)
7. Chicago Blues (Biese-Altieri)
8. Lonesome Lover Blues (Lenoir-Jackson)
      Kenny Dorham Quintet


Moving Out       August 18, 1954

SONNY ROLLINS
MOVING OUT (Prestige)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

1. Movin' Out (Rollins)
2. Swingin' For Bumsy (Rollins)
3. Silk N' Satin (Rollins)
4. Solid (Rollins)


August 21, 1954

LOU DONALDSON
QUARTET/QUINTET/SEXTET (Blue Note)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Matthew Gee, trombone; Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

1. Caracas (Donaldson)
2. The Stroller (Donaldson)
3. Moe's Bluff (Hope)
4. After You've Gone (Creamer-Layton)
      Quartet/Quintet/Sextet


The Jazz Messengers       December 13, 1954 -- February 6, 1955

HORACE SILVER
THE JAZZ MESSENGERS (Blue Note)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

1. Room 608 (Silver)                                 5. Hippy (Silver)
2. Creepin' In (Silver)                               6. The Preacher (Silver)
3. Stop Time (Silver)                                7. Hankerin' (Mobley)
4. To Whom It May Concern (Silver)   8. Doodlin' (Silver)


January 30, 1955 -- March 29, 1955

KENNY DORHAM -- AFRO-CUBAN (Blue Note)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, bari sax; Horace Silver, piano; Percy Heath, Oscar Pettiford, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

1. Afrodisia (Dorham)                       5. K.D.'s Motion (Dorham)
2. Lotus Flower (Dorham)                6. La Villa (Dorham)
3. Minor's Holiday (Dorham)           7. Venita's Dance (Dorham)
4. Basheer's Dream (Gryce)              8. Echo Of Spring (Dorham)
    
Afro-Cuban


Cafe Bohemia Vol. 1       November 23, 1955

THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
AT THE CAFE BOHEMIA VOLUME 1 (Blue Note)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

1. Soft Winds (Goodman)               6. Lady Bird (Dameron)
2. The Theme (Traditional)             7. What's New (Haggart-Burke)
3. Minor's Holiday (Dorham)          8. Decifering The Message
4. Alone Together (Dietz-Schwartz)                                    (Mobley)
5. Prince Albert (Dorham)


November 23, 1955

THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
AT THE CAFE BOHEMIA VOLUME 2 (Blue Note)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

1. Sportin' Crowd (Mobley)
2. Like Someone In Love (VanHeusen-Burke)
3. Yesterdays (Kern-Harbach)
4. Just One Of Those Things (Porter)
5. Hank's Symphony (Mobley)
6. Gone With The Wind (Magidson-Wrubel)
7. Avila & Tequila (Mobley)
8. I Waited For You (Fuller-Gillespie)
      Cafe Bohemia Vol. 2


Birdland Stars BIRDLAND STARS 1956 (Bluebird)

Kenny Dorham, Conte Candoli, trumpet; Al Cohn, tenor sax; Phil Woods, alto sax; Hank Jones, piano; John Simmons, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

1. Bit of the Blues (Albam)
2. Two Pairs of Aces (Albam)
3. Minorin' Blues (Wilkins)
4. Phil 'er Up (Albam)
5. Roulette (Wilkins)
6. Last Lap (Alban)
7. Hip Boots (Wilkins)
8. For Kicks Only (Wilkins)
9. Funky New Baby (Albam)
10. Birdland Fantasy (Wilkins)
11. Playboy (Wilkins)
12. Conte's Condolences (Albam)


January 1956

MILT JACKSON
ROLL 'EM BAGS (Savoy)

Milt Jackson, vibes; Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Julius Watkins, french horn; Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Wade Legge, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

1. Conglaomeration (Jackson)               6. Hey, Frenchy (Jackson)
2. Bruz (Jackson)       7. Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen-Mercer)
3. You Got To My Head (Jackson)       8. Fred's Mood (Jackson)
4. Roll 'em Bags (Jackson)                      9. Wild Man (Jackson)
5. Faultless (Jackson)
      Roll 'em Bags


Fontainebleau       March 9, 1956

TADD DAMERON -- FONTAINEBLEAU (Prestige)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sahib Shihab, alto sax; Joe Alexander, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, bari sax; Henry Coker, trombone; Tadd Dameron, piano; John Simmons, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.

1. Fontainebleau (Dameron)
2. Delirium (Dameron)
3. Flossie Lou (Dameron)
4. The Scene Is Clean (Dameron)
5. Bula-Beige (Dameron)



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