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Kenny Dorham

First Name: 
Kenny
Last Name: 
Dorham
Alternate Name(s): 
Mckinley Howard Dorham, Abdul Hamid
Skills/Instrument: 
Gender: 
m
Date of Birth: 
August 30, 1924
Birthplace: 
Fairfield, TX

It seems he converted to Islam, as many other musicians did, but there isn't as much documentation on it. For example, his wikipedia page has no mention of his muslim name. But I found it here: http://www.muslimworldmusicday.com/highlights.html

-JS

Ethnicity:
African/African Descent
Region of Origin:
South USA

It seems he converted to Islam, as many other musicians did, but there isn't as much documentation on it. For example, his wikipedia page has no mention of his muslim name. But I found it here: http://www.muslimworldmusicday.com/highlights.html

-JS

Activities

sessions

Mercer Ellington May 17, 1945 - Session
05/17/1945
Kenny Dorham, Frank Humphries Fall 1945 - Session
09/01/1945 - 11/01/1945
Billy Eckstine January 3, 1946 - Session
01/03/1946
Dizzy Gillespie June 26-27, 1946 - Session
06/01/1946 - 06/27/1946
Dizzy Gillespie July 6, 1946 - Session
07/06/1946
Dizzy Gillespie July 9, 1946 - Session
07/09/1946
Dizzy Gillespie Late 1946 - Session
09/01/1946 - 12/31/1946
Sonny Stitt September 4, 1946 - Session
09/04/1946
Kenny Clarke September 5, 1946 - Session
09/05/1946
Mary Lou Williams 1947 (II) - Session
01/01/1947
Lionel Hampton July 18-September 7, 1947 - Session
07/18/1947 - 09/07/1947
Lionel Hampton July 20, 1947 - Session
07/20/1947
Lionel Hampton August 6, 1947 - Session
08/06/1947
Charlie Parker December 25, 1948 - Session
12/25/1948
Charlie Parker January 1, 1949 - Session
01/01/1949
Charlie Parker January 15, 1949 - Session
01/15/1949
Charlie Parker January 22, 1949 - Session
01/22/1949
Kenny Clarke January 25, 1949 - Session
01/25/1949
Charlie Parker January 29, 1949 - Session
01/29/1949
Charlie Parker February 5, 1949 - Session
02/05/1949
Charlie Parker February 12, 1949 - Session
02/12/1949
Charlie Parker February 19, 1949 - Session
02/19/1949
Charlie Parker February 26, 1949 - Session
02/26/1949
Charlie Parker March 1949 - Session
03/01/1949 - 03/31/1949
Charlie Parker March 5, 1949 (Day) - Session
03/05/1949
Charlie Parker March 12, 1949 - Session
03/12/1949
Charlie Parker March 28, 1949-April 10, 1949 - Session
03/28/1949 - 04/10/1949
Charlie Parker May 5, 1949 - Session
05/05/1949
Charlie Parker May 8-15, 1949 - Session
05/08/1949 - 05/15/1949
Charlie Parker May 12, 1949 - Session
05/12/1949
Charlie Parker May 15, 1949 - Session
05/15/1949
Max Roach May 15, 1949 - Session
05/15/1949
Miles Davis May 15, 1949 - Session
05/15/1949
J.J. Johnson May 26, 1949 - Session
05/26/1949
Charlie Parker June-July 1950 - Session
06/01/1950 - 07/31/1950
Thelonious Monk May 30, 1952 - Session
05/30/1952
Kenny Dorham October 21, 1953 - Session
10/21/1953
Horace Silver October 31, 1953 - Session
10/31/1953
Kenny Dorham December 15, 1953 - Session
12/15/1953
Sonny Rollins August 18, 1954 - Session
08/18/1954
Lou Donaldson August 22, 1954 - Session
08/22/1954
Horace Silver November 13, 1954 - Session
11/13/1954
Kenny Dorham January 30, 1955 - Session
01/30/1955
Horace Silver February 6, 1955 - Session
02/06/1955
Kenny Dorham March 29, 1955 - Session
03/29/1955
Al Cohn February 27, 1956 - Session
02/27/1956
Tadd Dameron March 9, 1956 - Session
03/09/1956
Kenny Dorham April 4, 1956 - Session
04/04/1956
Cecil Payne May 22, 1956 - Session
05/22/1956
Kenny Dorham May 31, 1956 - Session
05/31/1956
Phil Woods June 15, 1956 - Session
06/15/1956
Kenny Dorham July 19, 1956 - Session
07/19/1956
Matthew Gee July 19, 1956 - Session
07/19/1956
Hank Mobley July 27, 1956 - Session
07/27/1956
Ernie Henry August 23, 1956 - Session
08/23/1956
Gil Mellé August 24, 1956 - Session
08/24/1956
Ernie Henry August 30, 1956 - Session
08/30/1956
Max Roach September 17, 1956 - Session
09/17/1956
Max Roach September 19, 1956 - Session
09/19/1956
Sonny Rollins October 5, 1956 - Session
10/05/1956
Max Roach October 10, 1956 - Session
10/10/1956
Herb Geller March 1957 - Session
03/01/1957
Max Roach March 18, 1957 - Session
03/18/1957
Max Roach March 20, 1957 - Session
03/20/1957
Max Roach March 21, 1957 - Session
03/21/1957
Kenny Dorham May 21, 1957 - Session
05/21/1957
Kenny Dorham May 27, 1957 - Session
05/27/1957
Hank Mobley August 18, 1957 - Session
08/18/1957
Oscar Pettiford Fall 1957 - Session
09/01/1957 - 11/01/1957
Oscar Pettiford September 6, 1957 - Session
09/06/1957
A.K. Salim September 17, 1957 - Session
09/17/1957
Abbey Lincoln October 28, 1957 - Session
10/28/1957
Kenny Dorham November 13, 1957 - Session
11/13/1957
Kenny Dorham December 2, 1957 - Session
12/02/1957
Benny Golson December 19, 1957 - Session
12/19/1957
Max Roach December 20, 1957 - Session
12/20/1957
Benny Golson December 23, 1957 - Session
12/23/1957
Max Roach December 23, 1957 - Session
12/23/1957
Max Roach January 4, 1958 - Session
01/04/1958
Betty Carter February 1958 - Session
02/01/1958
Max Roach April 11, 1958 - Session
04/11/1958
Kenny Dorham July 7, 1958 - Session
07/07/1958
Kenny Dorham August 15, 1958 - Session
08/15/1958
Cecil Taylor October 13, 1958 - Session
10/13/1958
Quincy Jones, Helen Merrill 1959 - Session
01/01/1959
Kenny Dorham January 20, 1959 - Session
01/20/1959
Kenny Dorham February 18, 1959 - Session
02/18/1959
Kenny Dorham Spring 1959 - Session
03/01/1959 - 06/01/1959
Abbey Lincoln March 25, 1959 - Session
03/25/1959
Abbey Lincoln March 26, 1959 - Session
03/26/1959
Barney Wilen April 1959 - Session
04/01/1959
Barney Wilen April 24 & 25, 1959 - Session
04/24/1959 - 04/25/1959
John Mehegan May 28, 1959 & June 2, 1959 - Session
05/28/1959 - 06/02/1959
Kenny Dorham August 29, 1959 - Session
08/29/1959
Randy Weston October 26, 1959 - Session
10/26/1959
Oliver Nelson October 30, 1959 - Session
10/30/1959
Kenny Dorham November 13, 1959 - Session
11/13/1959
Kenny Dorham January 10, 1960 - Session
01/10/1960
Kenny Dorham February 11, 1960 - Session
02/11/1960
Kenny Dorham February 12, 1960 - Session
02/12/1960
Harold Land July 5, 1960 - Session
07/05/1960
Harold Land July 8, 1960 - Session
07/08/1960
Kenny Dorham December 9, 1960 - Session
12/09/1960
Kenny Dorham January 15, 1961 - Session
01/15/1961
Kenny Dorham March 19, 1961 - Session
03/19/1961
Clifford Jordan June 14 & 15, 1961 - Session
06/14/1961 - 06/15/1961
Kenny Dorham July 16, 1961 - Session
07/16/1961
Jackie McLean October 1961 - Session
11/01/1961 - 11/30/1961
Kenny Dorham November 13, 1961 - Session
11/13/1961
Kenny Dorham April 15, 1962 - Session
04/15/1962
Jackie McLean June 14, 1962 - Session
06/14/1962
Milt Jackson August 30, 1962 - Session
08/30/1962
Milt Jackson October 31, 1962 - Session
10/31/1962
Milt Jackson November 7, 1962 - Session
11/07/1962
Kenny Dorham December 1963 - Session
01/01/1963
Kenny Dorham January 15, 1963 - Session
01/15/1963
Kenny Dorham April 1, 1963 - Session
04/01/1963
Horace Silver April 11, 1963 - Session
04/11/1963
Horace Silver April 12, 1963 - Session
04/12/1963
Joe Henderson June 3, 1963 - Session
06/03/1963
Joe Henderson September 9, 1963 - Session
09/09/1963
Kenny Dorham December 5, 1963 - Session
12/05/1963
Kenny Dorham December 8, 1963 - Session
12/08/1963
Kenny Dorham December 19, 1963 - Session
12/19/1963
Kenny Dorham January 1964 - Session
01/01/1964
Andrew Hill March 21, 1964 - Session
03/21/1964
Kenny Dorham March 26, 1964 - Session
03/26/1964
Joe Henderson April 7, 1964 - Session
04/07/1964
Joe Henderson April 10, 1964 - Session
04/10/1964
Kenny Dorham August 21, 1964 - Session
08/21/1964
Kenny Dorham September 14, 1964 - Session
09/14/1964
Kenny Dorham 1965 - Session
01/01/1965
Billy Taylor March 27, 1965 - Session
03/27/1965
Kenny Dorham February 25, 1966 - Session
02/25/1966
Kenny Dorham April 10, 1967 - Session
04/10/1967
Kenny Dorham May 8, 1967 - Session
05/08/1967
Cedar Walton July 10, 1967 - Session
07/10/1967
Barry Harris June 4, 1968 - Session
06/04/1968
Toshiko Akiyoshi July 30, 1968 - Session
07/30/1968
Cecil Payne December 16, 1968 - Session
12/16/1968
Clifford Jordan March 1969 - Session
03/01/1969
Kenny Dorham August 2, 1970 - Session
08/02/1970

tracks (personnel variances from session for individual track)

Issue Leader

Afro-Cuban - issue-leader
The Boss Man - issue-leader

Lyrics and/or Music

9 1/2 Street - Song
A Waltz - Song
Afrodisia - Song
Baby Sis - Song
Back Road - Song
Blue Bossa - Song
Blue Ching - Song
Blue Friday - Song
Blue Lament - Song
Blue Spring - Song
Bombay - Song
Brown's Town - Song
Buffalo - Song
Butch's Blues - Song
DX - Song
El Matador - Song
Escapade - Song
Extempore - Song
Hill's Edge - Song
Horn Salute - Song
Jazz-Classic - Song
Jung Fu - Song
K. D.'s Blues - Song
K.D.'s Motion - Song
La Mesha - Song
La Villa - Song
Lotus Blossom - Song
Lotus Flower - Song
Mexico City - Song
Monaco - Song
N. Y. Theme - Song
Newport News - Song
Night Watch - Song
Noose Bloos - Song
Optional - Song
Pedro's Time - Song
Philly Twist - Song
Poetic Spring - Song
Prince Albert - Song
Quittin' Time - Song
Riffin' - Song
Royal Roost - Song
Sao Paulo - Song
Scandia Skies - Song
Shifting Down - Song
Short Story - Song
Sign Off - Song
Spadesville - Song
Speculate - Song
Spring Cannon - Song
Stage West - Song
Sunset - Song
The Fox - Song
The Prophet - Song
The Thin Man - Song
Tonica - Song
Una Mas - Song
Whistle Stop - Song
Windmill - Song