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Sunday, August 25, 2013
Kenny Burrell, Jazz Guitar Two Mid 1960's Classics
I found a nice little group of jazz cds
the other day when I was out and about. Two of them were so
outstanding that I would pass along a recommendation that they are
well worth checking out. Both are mid sixties releases by jazz
guitarist Kenny Burrell.
First up is the 1967 classic Blue Note
recording “Midnight Blue” where he plays with; Stanley
Turrentine, Major Holley, Bill English and Ray Barretto. It's a
winner from start to finish all killer and no filler. As the name
would imply it's a laid back set that finds a nice groove and works
it. This disc is a 1999 Rudy Van Gelder edition that reproduces the
original Leonard Feather liner notes. There are also two bonus tracks
not on the original LP.
The other one is the 1966 Verve release
“Guitar Forms”. Which is a collaboration with Gil Evans. This
made me a little leery because I'm not much for heavily orchestrated
jazz but this one is really good and with the exception of a version
of Greensleeves not to cornball. It also has a bonus track not on the
original release as well as multiple takes of three of the tracks
making it twenty cuts.
Part of Verve's 1997 Master Edition
series there is a really nice booklet that you may need a magnifying
glass to read. Still a nice listen. Below are a couple of sample
tracks to give you the flavor of these discs.