It's No Time To Be Blue – Kenny Burrell & Larry Jackstien
An appealing lyric to the jazz standard Blue Bossa by guitarist Kenny Burrell.
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- Recording: Kenny Burrell - Blue Muse
- Recorded on: December, 2002
- Label: Concord (CCD 2191-2)
- Concert Key: D minor
- Vocal Range: Tenor, A3 to A4 written 8va
- Style: Latin (Samba)
- Vocal, Guitar - Kenny Burrell
- Piano - Tom Ranier
- Bass - Roberto Miranda
- Drums - Sherman Ferguson
Lyric Description: As the title says, no matter what time it is in your life, "It's no time to be blue." Love may come at any moment, and it'll change everything. When it does, pay attention. Love is what makes life worth living.
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born on July 31, 1931
Duke Ellington's favorite guitar player, Kenny Burrell has influenced musicians worldwide. His career spans decades, from his first recording session with Dizzy Gillespie at the age of twenty to his current job as head of the jazz program at UCLA. Read more...
born on August 17, 1942
Larry Jackstien is a Salt Lake City-based marketer, jazz promoter and pianist as well as co-lyricist with Kenny Burrell for the lyric version of Kenny Dorham's Blue Bossa, It's No Time To Be Blue. He describes himself as a "jazzy businessman" and a "jazz fanatic" who first fell in love with the genre in junior high school. Although he considered a professional career, he instead pursued an MBA in marketing. He has used his positions as a marketer in the hotel industry as a means to produce jazz concerts and festivals. Read more...
August 30, 1924 – December 15, 1972
Trumpeter/composer Kenny Dorham was very much on the jazz scene from the mid-1940s through most of the 1960s. He worked and recorded with all the major figures in the modern jazz movement, which includes the legendary Billy Eckstine big band, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Max Roach as well as Kenny Clarke, Sonny Stitt, Fats Navarro, J.J. Johnson and many other giants of that period. Read more...