The Blues aspect of Kenny Burrell

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  1. LPhound15

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    I have been getting into Kenny Burrell lately, what an incredible musician with beautiful tones.

    Love midnight blue and his album with John coltrane. Does anyone have any other recommendations for albums that showcase the blues aspect of his style, aside from midnight blue.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Kingsley Fats

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    Both Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan have cited that album as essential to their listening & learning process.
     
  3. ibanez_ax

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    Bluesy Burrell.

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  4. LPhound15

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    That's part of how I discovered him, listening to "chitlins con carne" off The Sky is Crying, and wondering who did the original.
     
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  6. poisonedhangman

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    Saw a decently priced collection of some of his 60's works? Is it worth going back and picking up?
     
  7. Kingsley Fats

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    Maybe you should also try Grant Green
     
  8. blutiga

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    If you like Organ try his albums as sideman for Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith and one I really appreciate by Leo Wright called Soul Talk.
    There is also Blues And The Common Ground and Asphalt Canyon on Verve.
    It's probably necessary to acknowledge that with players like Kenny Burrell and Grant Green, early Benson and Pat Martino etc,Blues is part of a whole approach that co-exists within a wider jazz language imo.
     
  9. LPhound15

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    Will do, I'd already discovered Jimmy Smith and his album midnight special through looking at Kenny. (As an aside note, it also made me realize just how influenced Gregg Allman was by Jimmy).
     
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  10. Kingsley Fats

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    Jimmy Smith could well be regarded as the the Jimi Hendrix of the hammond organ. His influence flows through almost everybody that played the instrument.
     
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    You might try this one. Part of this session features Jack McDuff on organ.
     
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    Although this session has mostly standards, it is a live trio session and I have really been digging it lately.
     
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    If you can track down this 2 cd set, it contains much of his early Blue Note material including his complete K.B. Blues album.

    Introducing Kenny Burrell (Disc 1, #1-7)
    Kenny Burrell Volume 2 (Disc 1, #8-9; Disc 2 #1-4 and 6)
    K. B. Blues (Disc 2, #7-11) (1979, Blue Note Japan, GXF-3052)
    The album also features the outtake "My Heart Stood Still", originally appeared on the hard to find Swingin' (GXF-3070)
     
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  14. mwheelerk

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    Kenny Burrell = good ****
     
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    @LPhound15 This a really good sampler of Kenny Burrell's earlier Blue Note material. He returned to the label later in his career but no material from that period is included. He selected his favorites and sequenced this compilation himself. It also includes a couple of Jimmy Smith tracks which feature him. Many of these tracks were played live throughout his career.
     
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  16. scotti

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    Don't forget about Jimmy Smith's "Back At The Chicken Shack", easily my favorite from him.

    Also as a sideman and a bit more Soul, but Stanley Turrentine's "Jubilee Shout!!!" is an excellent listen. And one of my current favorites by Kenny is the MMJ of "Freedom", and amazing record, that is well worth listening to even if the MMJ price is a bit much.
     
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  17. bRETT

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    The late 60s Cadet albums are all over the map but there;s some very nice stuff on them. Despite the title this really falls more into the "mod jazz" spectrum.

     
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    Jimmy Smith's Six Views of the Blues is another blues oriented date with Kenny Burrell.
     
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  19. LPhound15

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    Thank you all, I will check all this out!
     
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