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Hard Bop: The 1950's




Max       January 4, 1958

MAX ROACH -- MAX (Argo/Chess)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Ramsey Lewis, piano; George Morrow, bass; Max Roach, drums.

1. Crackle Hut
2. Speculative
3. That Ole Devil Love
4. Audio Blues
5. "C.M."
6. Four-X


February 1958 -- August 1960

BETTY CARTER -- I CAN'T HELP IT (Impulse!)

Kenny Dorham, Ray Copeland, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Gigi Gryce, Jimmy Powell, alto sax; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Jerome Richardson, flute, tenor sax; Sahib Shihab, bari sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Sam Jones, Peck Morrison, bass; Specs Wright, drums.

I Can't Help It
1. I Can't Help It
2. By the Bend of the River
3. Babe's Blues
4. You're Getting to Be a Habit
5. But Beautiful
6. All I've Got
7. You're Driving Me Crazy
8. Foul Play
9. On the Isle of May
10. Make It Last
11. Bluebird of Happiness
12. Something Wonderful


This Is The Moment July/August 1958

KENNY DORHAM
THIS IS THE MOMENT (Riverside)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet, vocals; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.

1. Autumn Leaves
2. I Remember Clifford
3. Since I Fell for You
4. I Understand
5. From This Moment On
6. This Is the Moment
7. Angel Eyes
8. Where Are You?
9. Golden Earrings
10. Make Me a Present of You


August 23, 1958

ABBEY LINCOLN -- IT'S MAGIC (Riverside)

Abbey Lincoln, vocals; Kenny Dorham, Art Farmer, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jerome Richardson, Sahib Shihab, flute, bari sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

It's Magic
1. I Am in Love
2. It's Magic
3. Just for Me
4. Occasional Man
5. Ain't Nobody's Business
6. Out of the Past
7. Music, Maestro, Please!
8. Love
9. Exactly Like You
10. Little Niles


Coltrane Time       October 13, 1958

JOHN COLTRANE [Cecil Taylor]
COLTRANE TIME (Blue Note)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Cecil Taylor, piano; Chuck Isreals, bass; Louis Hayes, drums.

1. Shifting Down (Dorham)
2. Just Friends (Klenner-Lewis)
3. Like Someone in Love (Burke-VanHeusen)
4. Double Clutching (Isreals)


February 18, 1959

KENNY DORHAM
BLUE SPRING (Riverside)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Cannonball Adderley, alto sax; Cecil Payne, bari sax: David Amram, french horn; Cedar Walton, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.

1. Blue Spring
2. It Might as Well Be Spring
3. Poetic Spring
4. Spring Is Here
5. Spring Cannon
6. Passion Spring
      Blue Spring


Abbey Is Blue March 25-26, 1959

ABBEY LINCOLN -- ABBEY IS BLUE (Riverside)

Abbey Lincoln, vocals; Kenny Dorham, Tommy Turrentine, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Les Spann, guitar; Wynton Kelly, Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, Bobby Boswell, bass; Max Roach, Philly Joe Jones, drums.

1. Afro Blue
2. Lonely House
3. Let Up
4. Thrusday's Child
5. Brother Where Are You?
6. Laugh, Clown, Laugh
7. Come Sunday
8. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
9. Lost in the Stars
10. Long as You're Living


October 26, 1959

RANDY WESTON
LIVE AT THE FIVE SPOT [Little Niles] (United Artists)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Randy Weston, piano.

1. High Fly
2. Beef Blues Stew
3. Where
4. Spot Five Blues
5. Star-Crossed Lovers
6. Lisa Lovely
      Little Niles


Meet Oliver Nelson       October 30, 1959

OLIVER NELSON
MEET OLIVER NELSON (Prestige)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Oliver Nelson, tenor sax; Ray Bryant, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

1. Jams and Jellies
2. Passion Flower
3. Don't Stand Up
4. Ostinato
5. What's New?
6. Booze Blues Baby


November 13, 1959

KENNY DORHAM
QUIET KENNY (Prestige)

Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

Quiet Kenny
1. Lotus Blossom
2. My Ideal
3. Blue Friday
4. Alone Together
5. Blue Spring Shuffle
6. I Had the Craziest Dream
7. Old Folks
8. Mack the Knife



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