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Hard Bop: The 1950's




April 4, 1956

KENNY DORHAM
THE JAZZ PROPHETS (Chess)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; J.R. Montrose, tenor sax; Dick Katz, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Arthur Edgehill, drums.

1. The Prophet (Dorham)
2. Blues Elegante (Dorham)
3. DX (Dorham)
4. Don't Explain (Holiday-Herzog)
5. Tahitian Suite (Dorham)
      The Jazz Prophets


Patterns Of Jazz       May 22, 1956

CECIL PAYNE
PATTERNS OF JAZZ (Savoy)

Cecil Payne, bari sax; Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Duke Jordan, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

1. Saucer Eyes (Weston)
2. Man Of Moods (Payne-Jordan)
3. Bringing Up Father (Payne)
4. Groovin' High (Gillespie)


May 31, 1956

KENNY DORHAM -- 'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT
AT THE CAFE BOHEMIA VOL. 1 (Blue Note)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Bobby Timmons, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Arthur Edgehill, drums.
Round About Midnight

1. Monaco (Dorham)
2. 'Round About Midnight (Monk)
3. Mexico City (Dorham)
4. A Night In Tunisia (Gillespie)
5. Autumn In New York (Gillespie)
6. Hill's Edge (Dorham)
7. K.D.'s Blues (Dorham)
8. Who Cares (Gershwin)
9. Mexico City (Dorham)


Round About Midnight May 31, 1956

KENNY DORHAM -- 'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT
AT THE CAFE BOHEMIA VOL. 2 (Blue Note)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; J.R. Monterose, tenor sax; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Bobby Timmons, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Arthur Edgehill, drums.
1. Royal Roost (Clarke-Dorham)
2. My Heart Stood Still (Rogers-Hart)
3. The Prophet (Dorham)
4. K.D.'s Blues (Dorham)
5. Riffin' (Dorham)
6. Who Cares (Gershwin)
7. Monaco (Dorham)
8. N.Y. Theme (Dorham)


June 15, 1956

PHIL WOODS
PAIRING OFF (Prestige)

Kenny Dorham, Donald Byrd, trumpet; Phil Woods, Gene Quill, alto sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

1. Stanley Stomper (Woods)
2. Cool Aid (Woods)
3. Pairing Off (Woods)
4. Suddenly It's Spring (Burke/VanHeusen)
      Pairing Off


Mobley's Second Message       July 27, 1956

HANK MOBLEY
HANK MOBLEY'S SECOND MESSAGE (Prestige)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Walter Bishop, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

1. Message From The Border (Mobley)
2. Xlento (Mobley)
3. The Latest (Mobley)
4. I Should Care (Cahn-Weston)
5. Crazeology (Harris)
6. Alternating Current (Mobley)


August 23, 1956

ERNIE HENRY
PRESENTING ERNIE HENRY (Riverside)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Ernie Henry, alto sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Wilbur Ware, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

1. Gone With The Wind
2. Orient
3. Free Flight
4. Checkmate
5. Active Ingredients
6. I Should Care
7. Cleo's Chant
      Presenting Ernie Henry


Gil's Guests August 24, 1956

GIL MELLE
GIL'S GUESTS (Prestige)

Kenny Dorham, Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, trumpet; Gil Melle, bari sax; Phil Woods; alto sax; Hal McKusick, alto sax, flute; Don Butterfield, trombone, tuba; Julius Watkins, french horn; Joe Cinderella, guitar; Vinnie Burke, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

1. Soudan (Melle)
2. Tomorrow (Melle)
3. Block Island (Melle)
4. Sixpence (Melle)
5. Still Life (Melle)
6. Ghengis (Melle)
7. Funk for Star People (Melle)
8. Golden Age (Melle)
9. Herbie (Melle)


September 17-20, 1956 -- March 18-20, 1957

MAX ROACH -- PLUS 4 (EmArcy)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Ray Bryant, Billy Wallace, piano; George Morrow, bass; Max Roach, drums.
Max Roach Plus 4

1. Ezz-Thetic (Russell)
2. Dr. Free-Zee (Roach)
3. Just One Of Those Things
4. Mr. X (Roach)
5. Body And Soul
6. Woody 'N' You (Gillespie)
7. It Don't Mean A Thing
8. Love Letters
9. Minor Trouble (Bryant)


Rollins Plays For Bird October 5, 1956

SONNY ROLLINS -- PLAYS FOR BIRD (Prestige)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Wade Legge, piano; George Morrow, bass; Max Roach, drums.

1. Bird Medley:
    I Remember You / Star Eyes /
    My Melancholy Baby /
    They Can't Take That Away /
    Old Folks / Just Friends /
    My Little Suede Shoe
2. I've Grown Accustomed
    To Her Face
3. Kids Know
4. The House I Live In


October 10, 1956

KENNY DORHAM
NEW YORK 1953-1956, OSLO 1960 (Landscape)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor sax; Ray Bryant, piano; George Morrow, bass; Max Roach, drums.

Valse Hot (Sonny Rollins)
I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter)
      New York City



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