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Kenny Burrell, Midnight Blue

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Kenny Burrell, Midnight Blue

Audio CD

Disk ID: 287859

Disk length: 35m 47s (7 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1963

Label: Unknown

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“Midnight Blue” Tracks & Durations

1. Chitlins Con Carne 5:30
2. Mule 6:57
3. Soul Lament 2:43
4. Midnight Blue 4:02
5. Wavy Gravy 5:49
6. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You 4:26
7. Saturday Night Blues 6:15

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Review

Kenny Burrell's music is a wonderful blend of elegance and conviction, musical inventiveness and thoughtful restraint. On this 1967 session, the guitarist is joined by regular associates--tenorist Stanley Turrentine, conga drummer Ray Barretto, bassist Major Holley, and drummer Bill English--and together they concentrate on the subtlest and deepest hues of the blues, combining strong rhythmic grooves with a feeling of late-night reflection. There's never a misstep or a superfluous note, from the funky Latin hit "Chitlins Con Carne" to Burrell's deeply felt solo "Soul Lament" and the concentrated swing of "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You." The result is a masterpiece, and the 24-bit remastering by the original engineer, Rudy Van Gelder, adds to the spaciousness and intimacy that have always been hallmarks of the session. --Stuart BroomerAlfred Lion considered this his favorite production and well he should have. Without piano, Burrell, Stanley Turrentine and company get a clean open sound and a deep groove on such now classic compositions as the title tune and "Chitlins Con Carne", which has become a blues band staple.

This RVG Series compact disc also includes extra photographs and 2 bonus tracks.

Other Versions

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Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 35m 53s (+0m 6s)

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 35m 54s (+0m 7s)

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

Tracks: 7, Disk length: 35m 36s (-1m 49s)

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

Tracks: 9 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 59s (+8m 12s)

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

Tracks: 9 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 43m 59s (+8m 12s)

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

Tracks: 9 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 44m 4s (+8m 17s)

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

Tracks: 9 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 44m 6s (+8m 19s)

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

Tracks: 9 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 44m 8s (+8m 21s)