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Standards: Great Songs/Great Performances
     

Standards: Great Songs/Great Performances

by Kenny Burrell
 
With his always cool tone, gently swinging bop style, and utter disdain for distortion, delay, or any other sonic tricks, guitarist Kenny Burrell has been a steady -- and steadfast -- figure in modern jazz for decades. He has worked with some of the greatest names ever to grace the genre, including the likes of John Coltrane,

Overview

With his always cool tone, gently swinging bop style, and utter disdain for distortion, delay, or any other sonic tricks, guitarist Kenny Burrell has been a steady -- and steadfast -- figure in modern jazz for decades. He has worked with some of the greatest names ever to grace the genre, including the likes of John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Gil Evans, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Rollins, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few, and his session chart extends to over 200-some albums -- one could argue that he has been the most tasteful and consummate jazz guitar sideman of the past 50 years. He has also released a dozen or so album projects under his own name as a group leader, the best of which were recorded for Verve Records in the mid- to late '60s, the period covered by this brief, concise eight-track compilation. Smooth, gentle, and lightly orchestrated instrumental sides like the versions of standards "Last Night When We Were Young," "Angel Eyes," and "My Favorite Things" presented here showcase Burrell's calm, melodic strengths, making this set a perfect introduction to one of the best and most understated jazz guitarists of his generation.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2010
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602527429298
catalogNumber:
001447802

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Burrell   Primary Artist
Gil Evans   Conductor
Richard Evans   Conductor

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Producer
Gil Evans   Arranger
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Jack Tracy   Producer
Ned Washington   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Jack Wolf   Composer
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Earl Brent   Composer
Doc Daugherty   Composer
Richard Evans   Arranger,Producer
Joel Herron   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer

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