From the very start of his career Kenny Burrell has been described as a bop and hard bop player. Some of his early recordings supported this description, but like all the great players, Burrell brings his own unique style and sound to his playing. The bop elements are there, to be sure, along with blues and a great blend of the two styles. And Burrell consistently proves himself to be an exceptional soloist. But, Kenny Burrell also exhibits a much gentler, more melodic and expressive style of play. The diversity and elegance of Burrell's playing is evident throughout this exceptionally fine performance, the latest in HighNote's on-going series captured live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center.
With: Kenny Burrell, guitar; Tivon Pennicott, tenor sax and flute; Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Clayton Cameron, drums
Tracks: Spoken Introduction; Tin Tin Deo; Raincheck; Listen to the Dawn; Blue Bossa; Be Yourself; Bass Face; In a Sentimental Mood; Mark I; Bag's Groove
Tin Tin Deo
In a Sentimental Mood