Kenny Dorham Gets A Plaque

Dorham Plaque

In notes for the 1998 issue of Kenny Dorham: Blues in Bebop, I wrote: More than a quarter-century after his death, Kenny Dorham is a beacon of encouragement shining across the landscape populated by young jazz musicians. In a generation of imitators, a few perceptive players have discovered Dorham’s lyricism, his magic with harmony, the wistfulness of his tone, and his articulation, which is like intimate speech. Dorham’s compositions increasingly make their way into repertoires and his … [Read more...]