Quiet Kenny

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Quiet Kenny
Quiet Kenny.jpg
Studio album by Kenny Dorham
Released February 1960[1]
Recorded November 13, 1959
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 42:13
Label New Jazz
Producer Esmond Edwards
Kenny Dorham chronology
Blue Spring
(1959)Blue Spring1959
Quiet Kenny
The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album
(1960)The Kenny Dorham Memorial Album1960

Quiet Kenny is an album by the American jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham of performances recorded in 1959 and released on the New Jazz label.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: "Cool and understated might be better watchwords for what the ultra-melodic Dorham achieves on this undeniably well crafted set of standards and originals that is close to containing his best work overall during a far too brief career... Never known as a boisterous or brash player, but also not a troubadour of romanticism... Dorham's music is also far from complacent, and this recording established him as a Top Five performer in jazz on his instrument. It comes recommended to all."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lotus Blossom" (Dorham, Coslow, Johnston) - 4:39
  2. "My Ideal" (Newell Chase, Robin, Whiting) - 5:06
  3. "Blue Friday" (Dorham) - 8:46
  4. "Alone Together" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 3:11
  5. "Blue Spring Shuffle" (Dorham) - 7:38
  6. "I Had the Craziest Dream" (Gordon, Warren) - 4:40
  7. "Old Folks" (Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robison) - 5:11
  8. "Mack the Knife" (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) - 3:02 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Billboard Feb 22, 1960
  2. ^ Kenny Dorham discography accessed October 7, 2010
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed October 7, 2010