Showboat (Kenny Dorham album)

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Studio album by Kenny Dorham Quintet
Released End of January 1961[1]
Recorded December 9, 1960
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 32:24
Label Time Records
Time 52024
Producer Bob Shad
Kenny Dorham chronology
Jazz Contemporary
(1960)Jazz Contemporary1960
Whistle Stop
(1961)Whistle Stop1961

Showboat is an album by American jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham featuring performances of tunes from the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical Show Boat recorded in 1960 and released on the Time label.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "This is one of Dorham's better sessions from the era and is easily recommended to his fans and collectors of hard bop".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jerome Kern except as indicated

  1. "Why Do I Love You?" - 6:02
  2. "Nobody Else But Me" - 5:41
  3. "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" - 6:37
  4. "Make Believe" - 5:49
  5. "Ol' Man River" - 4:14
  6. "Bill" - 4:01



  1. ^ Billboard Jan 9, 1961
  2. ^ Kenny Dorham discography accessed October 7, 2010
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 7, 2010
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 64. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.