Kenny Burrell

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HighNote CD 7193
Kenny Burrell
Prime: Live at the Downtown Room

"Kenny Burrell is overall the greatest guitarist in the world and he's my favorite." - B.B. King

As Charlie Christian defined the sound of jazz guitar for the 'Forties, Kenny Burrell did it for our own time. His hallmark sound, slightly softened over time, consists of firmly struck notes, played in gentle progressions with almost no distortion. His delicate approach might be considered the middle-step between the percussive attack of Christian and the lyrical inventions of Wes Montgomery, who called Kenny an influence. The consummate sideman, Burrell has played for a multitude of jazz giants; his own albums approach the blues from a mellow perspective, quiet yet strong. A favorite musician for decades, he shows no signs of slowing down.

With: Kenny Burrell, guitar; Richard Wyands, piano; Lisle Atkinson, bass; Lennie McBrowne, drums

Tracks: Isabella; Will You Still be Mine?; A Child Is Born; The Common Ground; God Bless the Child; Do What You Gotta Do; Single Petal of a Rose (solo guitar)


Will You Still be Mine?

Common Ground

Do What You Gotta Do

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