Poor McKinley “Kenny” Dorham was another genius that was taken from us too young in spite of his relatively cool name. I have noticed recently that a lot of jazz men seem to succumb to kidney failure. Gentlemen, that 8-10 glasses a day really does mean WATER.
Random note about me: I actually wish I did know all this stuff about jazz musicians off the top of my head. It would be cool to be an expert at something. All I can do is teach you to say a wide variety of perfectly filthy phrases in American Sign Language. Granted I’m pretty good at that but, oddly enough, practical uses for my specialty are limited.