born on 15/1/1912 in Coffeyville, KS, United States
died on 7/4/1983 in Princeton, NJ, United States
Kenyon Hopkins (January 15, 1912 April 7, 1983) was an American composer who composed many film scores in a jazz idiom. Although he has been neglected in recent years, he was once called "one of jazz's great composers and arrangers".
Hopkins also composed various works, including Symphony Number 1 and Number 2, chamber music and the jazz ballet "Rooms" for Anna Sokolow.
He recorded several albums for ABC Paramount Records, Cadence Records, Capitol Records and Verve Records during the 1960s. Many of his soundtrack recordings were released on LP, including that for the 1956 film Baby Doll, which was re-released on CD.
- "Contrasting Colors," Capitol, 1959
- "The Sound of New York," ABC Paramount, 1960
- Sound Tour: France, Verve (in conjunction with Esquire Magazine) (produced by Creed Taylor) ca. 1965
- 1956: Baby Doll
- 1957: The Strange One
- 1957: 12 Angry Men
- 1959: The Fugitive Kind
- 1961: Wild in the Country
- 1961: The Hustler
- 1964: Lilith
- 1966: Mister Buddwing
- 1966: This Property Is Condemned
- 1967: The Borgia Stick
- [Kenyon Hopkins at All Music Guide Allmusic biography]
- [Kenyon Hopkins at All Music Guide Allmusic discography]