The Complete 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
During the spring and summer of 1956, trumpeter Kenny Dorham recorded two studio albums with his Jazz Prophets, a small hard bop band involving tenor saxophonist J.R. Monterose and a rhythm section of pianist Dick Katz, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Arthur Edgehill. On May 31 of that year, Dorham's group performed live at the Café Bohemia with Bobby Timmons at the piano and guitarist Kenny Burrell sitting in on all but the first of four sets. Originally engineered by Rudy Van Gelder and remastered by him in 2001, Blue Note's 2002 double-disc "Complete" Dorham Café Bohemia edition combines every usable track taped during this exceptionally fine evening of live jazz. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
During the spring and summer of 1956, trumpeter Kenny Dorham recorded two studio albums with his Jazz Prophets, a small hard bop band involving tenor saxophonist J.R. Monterose and a rhythm section of pianist Dick Katz, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Arthur Edgehill. On May 31 of that year, Dorham's group performed live at the Café Bohemia with Bobby Timmons at the piano and guitarist Kenny Burrell sitting in on all but the first of four sets. Originally engineered by Rudy Van Gelder and remastered by him in 2001, Blue Note's 2002 double-disc "Complete" Dorham Café Bohemia edition combines every usable track taped during this exceptionally fine evening of live jazz. The word "understated" has sometimes been used to describe the music played by Dorham's band on this night in 1956; this is only appropriate if Dorham is compared with intense individuals like Fats Navarro or Dizzy Gillespie. Dorham's jazz was perhaps more intimate and accessible precisely because his horn had an earthier tone, almost like that of a cornet. Sometimes compared with Ted Curson, Richard Williams or Freddie Hubbard, Dorham sounded a lot like the profoundly gifted and vastly underappreciated Johnny Coles, particularly during ballads like "Autumn in New York" and "Round Midnight." There are also intimations of Miles Davis, Nat Adderley and even young Don Cherry. 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2002
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724353377526
  • Catalog Number: 33775

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 K.D.'s Blues (10:41)
  2. 2 Autumn in New York (4:38)
  3. 3 Monaco (5:33)
  4. 4 N.Y. Theme (5:39)
  5. 5 K.D.'s Blues (9:30)
  6. 6 Hill's Edge (8:16)
  7. 7 A Night in Tunisia (9:31)
  8. 8 Who Cares? (4:59)
  9. 9 Royal Roost (8:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mexico City (6:02)
  2. 2 'Round About Midnight (7:44)
  3. 3 Monaco (6:37)
  4. 4 Who Cares? (6:21)
  5. 5 My Heart Stood Still (7:49)
  6. 6 Riffin' (7:50)
  7. 7 Mexico City (6:33)
  8. 8 The Prophet (6:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Dorham Primary Artist, Trumpet
Sam Jones Bass
Bobby Timmons Piano
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Arthur Edgehill Drums
J.R. Monterose Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Horace Henderson Composer
Micaela Boland Art Direction
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Remastering, Engineering
Alfred Lion Producer
Francis Wolff Cover Photo
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes
Reid Miles Cover Design
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