Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Midnight Blue - Kenny Burrell

Rating: 6.5/10 
Sound Quality: 320 kb/s
Format: Mp3
Record Label: Blue Note
Year Released: 1963
Album Covers: Included
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Note From Dada!
Ένας στάνταρ-classic δίσκος της jazz και ο πιο ολοκληρωμένος κατά τη γνώμη μου (και κάποιων χιλιάδων άλλων ακόμα...) του Kenny Burrell. Προϊόν μιας ιστορικής μουσικής συνεύρεσης (R.Barretto, M.Holley, S.Turrentine, B.English) με σημείο συνάντησης τις εξαιρετικές εμπνεύσεις του Burrell. Δίσκος σε συνθέσεις του ίδιου εκτός από τα: "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You" (D.Redman, A.Razaf) και  "Mule" (M.Holley, K.Burrell). Σε αυτή την ψηφιακή επανέκδοση περιέχονται και δύο ακόμα μουσικά θέματα που δεν υπήρχαν στην αρχική έκδοση του δίσκου, το "Kenny's Sound" και το "K Twist". Εδώ υπάρχει φυσικά το ομώνυμο "στάνταράκι" "Midnight Blue", το πανέμορφο "Soul Lament" και το "Chitlins Con Carne".

Kenny Burrell: Κιθάρα
Stanley Turrentine: Τενόρο Σαξόφωνο
Major Holle: Μπάσο
Bill English: Τύμπανα
Ray Barretto: Κόνγκας

About the Album
Midnight Blue is a 1963 sessions album by Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell. Featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Major Holley on double bass, Bill English on drums and Ray Barretto on conga, is one of Burrell's best-known works for Blue Note. Jazz Improv Magazine lists the album among its top five recommended recordings for Burrell, indicating that "[i]f you need to know 'the Blue Note sound', here it is". In 2005, NPR included the album in its "Basic Jazz Library", describing it as "one of the great jazzy blues records". The album has been multiply re-issued by Blue Note and the French label Classics.

About Kenny Burrell
Kenneth Earl "Kenny" Burrell (born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist. His playing is grounded in bebop and blues; he has performed and recorded with a wide range of jazz musicians.
Burrell was born in Detroit, Michigan to a musical family and began playing guitar at the age of 12. His influences as a guitar player include Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery. While a student at Wayne State University, he made his debut recording as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's sextet in 1951. He toured with Oscar Peterson after graduating in 1955 and then moved to New York City in 1956. A consummate sideman, Burrell recorded with a wide range of prominent musicians, including: John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Bill Evans, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Wes Montgomery, Billie Holiday, Milt Jackson, Thad Jones, Quincy Jones, Melba Liston, Oscar Peterson, Jimmy Raney, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Smith, Art Taylor, Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Witherspoon and Cedar Walton. He also led his own groups since 1951 and recorded many well received albums, most notably Midnight Blue with Stanley Turrentine for Blue Note Records, which is considered a classic of 60s jazz now.


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