Kenny Dorham, "Kenny Dorham/59", Prestige Stereo LP, PR 7754, Prestige Jazz Classics Series, [Fantasy], 1969, SIGNED By Kenny Dorham [SOLD]
Kenny Dorham, "Kenny Dorham/59", Prestige Stereo LP, PR 7754, Prestige Jazz Classics Series, [Fantasy], 1969, SIGNED By Kenny Dorham [SOLD]
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Kenny Dorham, "Kenny Dorham/59", Prestige Stereo LP, PR 7754, Prestige Jazz Classics Series, [Fantasy], 1969, Green Prestige Label with blue logo; essentially a stereo rerelease of Dorham's classic recording "Quite Kenny" first issued in 1959 by Prestige; SIGNED and inscribed on the rear panel "X, Thank you & the Bostonians for a great tribute of my career, Kenny Dorham, 12-3-72". The inscription suggests that Dorham was in attendance at an event or concert given in his honour and the date of December 3 (if read conventionally), is significant because it precedes his death on, Dec. 5 1972, by just two days. The album cover is very good, rubbing and ring wear to front panel, light damp stain to lower left of rear panel, wear to edges, the signature and inscription are about fine in blue ink, with slight brushing to several letters. The playing surfaces, in the original inner sleeve, are visually near fine, with high luster and appear to have been played lightly. Kenny Dorham (1924-1972) was one of the great bebop trumpeter pioneers to come of age in the 40's and yet remains still, in Gary Giddins phrase, "virtually synonymous with underrated"; which may be due in part to the long shadows cast by his contemporaries, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Clifford Brown. But Dorham possessed a remarkably lyrical, understated style, harmonically sophisticated, with a beautiful clear, piercing, tone particularly evident in his mastery of ballads. In the 40's he came to prominence in Charlie Parker's Quintet, was a founding member of the Jazz Messengers, and replaced Clifford Brown in the Max Roach Quintet, after Brown's tragic death in 1956. During the 60's in the hay-day of Blue Note Records, often in collaboration with his closed friend saxophonist Joe Henderson, he participated as a leader and sidemen in some of the landmark recordings produced for the label. He was also a gifted film composer and his many jazz compositions, including Una Mas, Blue Bossa, Lotus Blossom and The Fox are now standards of the repertoire. In his last years Dorham suffered from kidney disease, as early as 1964 had begun to withdraw from a regular performance schedule, and died far too young at 48 in 1972. We have handled no other stand - along signatures of Kenny Dorham, a very scare jazz autograph . J1944

Kenny Dorham, "Kenny Dorham/59", Prestige Stereo LP, PR 7754, Prestige Jazz Classics Series, [Fantasy], 1969, SIGNED By Kenny Dorham [SOLD]
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Kenny Dorham, "Kenny Dorham/59", Prestige Stereo LP, PR 7754, Prestige Jazz Classics Series, [Fantasy], 1969, SIGNED By Kenny Dorham [SOLD]
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Kenny Dorham, "Kenny Dorham/59", Prestige Stereo LP, PR 7754, Prestige Jazz Classics Series, [Fantasy], 1969, SIGNED By Kenny Dorham [SOLD]
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Kenny Dorham, "Kenny Dorham/59", Prestige Stereo LP, PR 7754, Prestige Jazz Classics Series, [Fantasy], 1969, SIGNED By Kenny Dorham [SOLD]
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Kenny Dorham, "Kenny Dorham/59", Prestige Stereo LP, PR 7754, Prestige Jazz Classics Series, [Fantasy], 1969, SIGNED By Kenny Dorham [SOLD]
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