Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue

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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.”

Tracklist

01. Chitlins Con Carne
02. Mule
03. Soul Lament
04. Midnight Blue
05. Wavy Gravy
06. Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
07. Saturday Night Blues
08. Kenny’s Sound
09. K Twist

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2 Responses to “Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue”

  1. JazzyPier says:

    Bellissimo post! Questi ultimi 3 sono direi fantastici! Grazie!

  2. Reiss says:

    Thank you for the download, this album is everything I imagined Jazz to be.

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