'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia

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'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia
Live album by Kenny Dorham
Released 1956
Recorded May 31, 1956 (1956-05-31)
Genre Jazz
Length 122:44
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Kenny Dorham chronology
Afro-Cuban
(1955)
 '​Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia
(1956)
Jazz Contrasts
(1957)

 '​Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia is a live album by American jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham featuring performances recorded in 1956 at the Café Bohemia and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The album was originally released in 1956 in two volumes with a third volume released later on the Japanese Blue Note label. A Complete edition was released as a double CD set in 2002.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 4/4 stars
(Core Collection)[3]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "This music is designed for relaxing and grooving out. It will greatly assist anyone who is traveling by night or trying to make it through to the end of another day".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz has selected this album as part of its suggested Core Collection, and gives the album a four-star rating (of a possible four).[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kenny Dorham, except where indicated. 

No. Title Originally released on... Length
1. "K.D.'s Blues"   Volume 3 10:41
2. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) Volume 1 4:38
3. "Monaco"   Volume 3 5:33
4. "N.Y. Theme"   Volume 3 5:39
5. "K.D.'s Blues"   Volume 2 9:30
6. "Hill's Edge"   Volume 1 8:16
7. "A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie) Volume 1 9:31
8. "Who Cares?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) Volume 3 4:59
9. "Royal Roost" (Kenny Clarke, Dorham) Volume 2 8:41
10. "Mexico City"   Volume 1 6:02
11. "'Round About Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) Volume 1 7:44
12. "Monaco"   Volume 1 6:37
13. "Who Cares?" (Gershwin, Gershwin) Volume 2 6:21
14. "My Heart Stood Still" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) Volume 2 7:49
15. "Riffin'" (Dorham, Horace Henderson) Volume 3 7:50
16. "Mexico City"   Volume 2 6:33
17. "The Prophet"   Volume 2 6:20

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Dorham discography". Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b arwulf, arwulf. 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia at AllMusic. Retrieved October 6, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. pp. 392–393. ISBN 9780141034010.