Lotus Blossom – Kenny Dorham

An important Kenny Dorham work that he revisited quite a few times, performing it and recording it in many different settings and arrangements. This may be overwhelming, but we feel it's necessary to show you seven different recordings. Two of them were recorded under the title Asiatic Raes. These different treatments show Kenny's inexhaustible inventiveness. We suggest that you first click on each record jacket and listen to each audio clip. You'll hear why we've had to hit you with all of them at once! We also have Minus You editions from our "K.D. Challenge" version to help you get inside this masterpiece.

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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