'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia

'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia
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Live album by
ReleasedJanuary 1957[1]
RecordedMay 31, 1956
VenueCafé Bohemia, New York City
LabelBlue Note
BLP 1524
ProducerAlfred Lion
Kenny Dorham chronology
'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia
Jazz Contrasts

'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia is a live album by American jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham. The album was recorded in 1956 at the Café Bohemia and released in 1957 on the Blue Note label.[2] The original release featured 6 tracks; another 11 tracks, including some alternate takes was released in 1984 on the Japanese Blue Note label, as BNJ 61003/61004. A complete ion was released as a double-CD set in 2002.


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz
(Core Collection)[4]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 412 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".[3] 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).[4]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Kenny Dorham, except where indicated.

No.TitleOriginally released on...Length
1."K.D.'s Blues"Volume 310:41
2."Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke)Volume 14:38
3."Monaco"Volume 35:33
4."N.Y. Theme"Volume 35:39
5."K.D.'s Blues"Volume 29:30
6."Hill's Edge"Volume 18:16
7."A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) 9:31
8."Who Cares?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)Volume 34:59
9."Royal Roost" (Kenny Clarke, Dorham)Volume 28:41
10."Mexico City"Volume 16:02
11."'Round About Midnight" (Thelonious Monk)Volume 17:44
12."Monaco"Volume 16:37
13."Who Cares?" (Gershwin, Gershwin)Volume 26:21
14."My Heart Stood Still" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)Volume 27:49
15."Riffin'" (Dorham, Horace Henderson)Volume 37:50
16."Mexico City"Volume 26:33
17."The Prophet"Volume 26:20



  1. ^ Billboard Jan 19, 1957
  2. ^ "Kenny Dorham discography". Retrieved October 6, 2010.
  3. ^ a b arwulf, arwulf. 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia at AllMusic. Retrieved October 6, 2010.
  4. ^ 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.