Thin Man – Kenny Dorham
This early bebop song by Kenny Dorham comes from drummer Art Blakey's very first recording as a leader.
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- Recording: Art Blakey - New Sounds
- Recorded on: December 22, 1947
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 5010)
- Concert Key: A-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Kenny Dorham
- Trombone - Howard Bowe
- Alto Sax - Sahib Shihab
- Tenor Sax - Musa Kaleem
- Bari Sax - Ernest Thompson
- Piano - Walter Bishop, Jr.
- Bass - LaVerne Barker
- Drums - Art Blakey
Solos are on "rhythm changes" with a variation of the head's bridge; the second half of this bridge consists of chromatically descending II-V7s as in The Eternal Triangle.
In this five-horn arrangement, the trumpet and alto sax play the A section melody in unison while the other horns have rhythmic hits together. These hits are indicated below the staff of the C lead sheet.
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...