Kenny Burrell- Midnight Blue

Kenny Burrell- Midnight Blue

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Label: DOL

Reissued 2017, Originally released 1963

European Import

Kenny Burrell's music is a wonderful blend of elegance and conviction, musical inventiveness and thoughtful restraint. On this 1967 session, the guitarist is joined by regular associates--tenorist Stanley Turrentine, conga drummer Ray Barretto, bassist Major Holley, and drummer Bill English--and together they concentrate on the subtlest and deepest hues of the blues, combining strong rhythmic grooves with a feeling of late-night reflection. There's never a misstep or a superfluous note, from the funky Latin hit "Chitlins Con Carne" to Burrell's deeply felt solo "Soul Lament" and the concentrated swing of "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You." The result is a masterpiece, and the 24-bit remastering by the original engineer, Rudy Van Gelder, adds to the spaciousness and intimacy that have always been hallmarks of the session.

Track listing:

  1. Chittlins Con Carne
  2. Mule
  3. Soul Lament
  4. Midnight Blue
  5. Wavy Gravy
  6. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
  7. Saturday Night Blues
  8. Kenny's Sound* (bonus track)