Kenny Dorham 'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT Blue Note 1529 (Lexington Ave.)
April 21, 2017
April 28, 2017
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The full title is 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia. The record has the address of 767 Lexington Ave. N.Y.C. The same address is at the bottom of the back cover. The record has "RVG" and the "ear" inscribed in the dead wax. Flat edge, mono, deep groove on both sides of the record. There is no registration symbol on the bottom section of the blue "note" area near the bottom of the label. Leader, Kenny Dorham, trumpet; J.R.Montrose, tenor sax; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Arthur Edgehill, drums. Recorded "live" at the Cafe Bohemia in NYC on May 23, 1956. 6 tracks with an introduction by Dorham before "Autumn In New York".
Cover: VG to VG+ Clean with a 1/2" split on the bottom edge at the insert edge. 2" split on the bottom edge. Some edge and corner wear. Ordinary wear from handling on the front cover. Very light aging on the back cover. Small white spot near the center of the cover is from the camera flash.
Record: VG++ to Mint(-) The record surface is clean with only a very few, short, light, surface rub marks which are barely visible. Side 1, Track 1, 3 or 4 light clicks at the beginning of the Track followed by 1 click. On Track 2, 3 or 4 light clicks near the end of the Track, barely audible. On Side 2, Track 1, faint groove noise on the first 1 or 2 revolutions followed by 2 isolated, extremely light clicks. On Track 3 there are about 25 faint clicks that occur during Montrose solo. These are very light but audible. There is no indication on the record surface of a scratch mark that may have affected the condition. Fine overall quality with the grading adjusted for the light noise detailed. Audibly checked.