Blue Spring Shuffle – Kenny Dorham

This is Kenny Dorham's third transformation of his simple seemingly minor riff blues, which was each time recorded under a different title. Here he adds a two-chorus secondary blues line theme which ingeniously sets up then continues after the bass solo. We've expanded Kenny's quartet arrangement to a quintet setting for our "K.D. Challenge" version.

Kenny Dorham

August 30, 1924 – December 15, 1972

Trumpeter/composer Kenny Dorham was very much on the jazz scene from the mid-1940s through most of the 1960s. He worked and recorded with all the major figures in the modern jazz movement, which includes the legendary Billy Eckstine big band, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Max Roach as well as Kenny Clarke, Sonny Stitt, Fats Navarro, J.J. Johnson and many other giants of that period. Read more...

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