Ballad Essentials

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Ballad Essentials compiles 12 remastered tracks recorded by jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell between 1958 and 2002, encompassing his tenure with Prestige, Fantasy, Contemporary, and Concord Jazz. The romantic themes include four Duke Ellington compositions, the Miles Davis-penned "Blue in Green," and Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight." The bop-based Detroit guitarist is backed up on these dates by various all-star ensembles that feature John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Coleman Hawkins, Joe Sample, Jimmy Smith, and numerous others. This is another well-chosen set in the Concord Jazz Ballad Essentials series.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Ballad Essentials compiles 12 remastered tracks recorded by jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell between 1958 and 2002, encompassing his tenure with Prestige, Fantasy, Contemporary, and Concord Jazz. The romantic themes include four Duke Ellington compositions, the Miles Davis-penned "Blue in Green," and Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight." The bop-based Detroit guitarist is backed up on these dates by various all-star ensembles that feature John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Coleman Hawkins, Joe Sample, Jimmy Smith, and numerous others. This is another well-chosen set in the Concord Jazz Ballad Essentials series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431227823
  • Catalog Number: 2278
  • Sales rank: 140,702

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Burrell Primary Artist, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Joe Sample Piano
Billy Gene English Drums
John Heard Bass
Major Holley Bass
Reggie Johnson Bass
Richard Wyands Piano
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Locke Drums
Lenny McBrowne Drums
Tom Ranier Piano
Martin Rivera Bass
Jimmy Smith Organ
Will Davis Piano
Jimmie Smith Drums
Paul Humphrey & the Cool Aid Chemists Drums
Carl Burnett Drums
Larry Gates Bass
Technical Credits
Tadd Dameron Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Cootie Williams Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Paul Webster Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Truman Capote Composer
Maxwell Anderson Composer
Robert Sour Composer
Frank Eyton Composer
Seth Presant Mastering
Sid Kuller Composer
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