The Other Side of Round Midnight

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The Other Side of Round Midnight
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Soundtrack album by Dexter Gordon
Released 1986
Recorded July 1–12 and August 20–23, 1985
Genre Jazz
Length 42:21
Label Blue Note
Producer Herbie Hancock and Michael Cuscuna
Dexter Gordon chronology
Round Midnight
(1986)Round Midnight1986
The Other Side of Round Midnight
Herbie Hancock chronology
Round Midnight
(1986) Round Midnight1986
The Other Side of Round Midnight
(1986) The Other Side of Round Midnight1986
Jazz Africa
(1987) Jazz Africa1987

The Other Side of Round Midnight is an album by American jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1985 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The album was recorded during the making of for Bertrand Tavernier's 1986 film Round Midnight which also produced the Academy Award-winning soundtrack album. The album features the last recordings released under Gordon's name (although he does not appear on all tracks) which were produced and arranged by Herbie Hancock.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and calling it "Not essential but interesting".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) - 7:46
  2. "Berangere's Nightmare" (Herbie Hancock) - 4:35
  3. "Call Sheet Blues" (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins) - 6:05
  4. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter) - 3:35
  5. "Tivoli" (Dexter Gordon) - 4:10
  6. "Society Red" (Dexter Gordon) - 5:30
  7. "As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld) - 4:15
  8. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Billy Rose) - 7:43
  9. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) - 6:28
  • Recorded live at Studio Eclair, Épinay-sur-Seine, France
    Additional recording at Studio Davout and Studio Phillipe Sarde, Paris



  1. ^ Dexter Gordon discography accessed November 1, 2010
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 1, 2010