Kenny Dorham : 'Round about Midnight

Kenny Dorham : 'Round about Midnight


Kenny Dorham : 'Round about midnight at the Café Bohemia

Kenny Dorham (trumpet), Lou Donaldson (alto sax), J.R. Monterose (tenor sax), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Bobby Timmons (piano), Sam Jones (bass), Arthur Edgehill (drums)

Blue Note 1524

Music Matters Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

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1 - Monaco
2 - 'Round About Midnight
3 - Mexico City
4 - A Night In Tunisia
5 - Autumn In New York
6 - Hill's Edge

Recorded on May 31, 1956, live at Café Bohemia, New York City, by Rudy Van Gelder.

On a very inspired night at the legendary Café Bohemia, the great trumpeter Kenny Dorham was featured with his working quintet, which included pianist Bobby Timmons (three years before he found fame with Cannonball Adderley), and the unsung but brilliant tenor-saxophonist J.R. Monterose. With guitarist Kenny Burrell being the special guest, the results not only define hard bop of the period but show why both the music and the trumpeter were so special. One of the most important leaders of the second generation of beboppers, Kenny Dorham played with both the Dizzy Gillespie big band and the Charlie Parker Quintet. While he learned directly from the masters, he was never content to merely ride on their coat tails and he developed into one of the pacesetters of hard bop. During 1955-63 Dorham recorded quite a few gems for Blue Note but At The Bohemia is very special. To hear the distinctive trumpeter playing his heart out on his features "Who Cares" and "Autumn In New York" is to eavesdrop on jazz history.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech from the original analogue Van Gelder studio tapes and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.