Midnight Blue – Kenny Burrell
A medium groove piece with a classic early '60s mellow sound.
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- Recording: Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue
- Recorded on: January 8, 1963
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4123)
- Concert Key: F minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (groove - medium)
- Guitar - Kenny Burrell
- Bass - Major Holley
- Drums - Bill English
- Conga - Ray Barretto
At the jazzleadsheets.com studio, engineer Rudy Van Gelder recalls the "Midnight Blue" session: "The studio was just the way it was when it was built, before the days of isolation booths. A big space with nice natural sound. Kenny's groovy music and his sound happened to fit very well with that room. When I go back to the atmosphere of that session, I remember that they wanted to get a good feeling. It was a performance of the moment."
From scintilating bursts of double-time bebop, to filthy, blues-drenched double stops, to sophisticated chord-soloing, Burrell covers the entire continuum of the guitar vocabulary with supreme taste and musicality to spare.
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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...