Hard Bop Trumpet - Kenny Dorham, Dizzy Reece, Blue Mitchell (1962 - 1964)

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This is the final hour of a four-part sequence featuring important tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will continue with the Trumpet Players, Part 2, featuring lesser-known players—unsung veteran Kenny Dorham who recorded with both Dizzy and Bird in the 1940s, London-based Jamaican trumpet player Dizzy Reece, and Blue Mitchell who got his start with Cannonball Adderley and had a long tenure in the Horace Silver Quintet in the early 1960s.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Kenny Dorham Quintet "Straight Ahead" from Una Mas (Blue Note) 3:33
  • Kenny Dorham Quintet "Sao Paolo" from Una Mas (Blue Note) 12:27
  • Host speaks 19:42
  • Dizzy Reece Sextet "Yamask" from Asia Minor (New Jazz) 22:51
  • Dizzy Reece Sextet "Ackmet" from Asia Minor (New Jazz) 28:27
  • Dizzy Reece Sextet "Spiritus Parkus (Parker's Spiritus)" from Asia Minor (New Jazz) 36:35
  • Host speaks 41:08
  • Blue Mitchell Quintet "Fungii Mama" from The Thing to Do (Blue Note) 43:43
  • Blue Mitchell Quintet "Mona's Mood" from The Thing to Do (Blue Note) 51:27
  • Host Outro 56:39


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