Quiet Kenny (1959). Dorham was a famously underrated trumpet player. He has been described as "an eloquent, soulful player with a beautifully understated tone," and Quiet Kenny is Dorham at his best. The album, with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums, is a great set of standards and original compositions. It starts off with Dorham's great bop composition Lotus Blossom and ends with a swinging version of Mack the Knife, with some great ballads and blues in between. For a less quiet, more swinging set, try his 1961 album, Whistle Stop, with the great Hank Mobley on saxophone.
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