The Best of Kenny Burrell
Kenny Burrell (g), Donald Byrd, Idrees Sulieman (tp), Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Frank Foster (ts), Jerome Richardson (fl), Mal Waldron, Tommy Flanagan (p), Jack McDuff (org), Doug Watkins, Major Holley, Paul Chambers (b), Arthur Taylor,
One of the more low-profile offerings in Prestige's best-of introductory series, this 8-track roundup of guitarist Kenny Burrell's work for the label still provides a fine overview of the jazz veteran's long career. Covering a stretch from his 1956 label debut ("Boo-Lu") to a 1963 soul jazz session along with B3 master Brother Jack McDuff ("It's a Wonderful World"), the disc nicely spotlights Burrell's chunky, blues-tinged playing in the company of the best hard bop players of the day. Perfect for Burrell newcomers.
01. Close Your Eyes (4:46)
02. Montono Blues (4:44)
03. All Of You (6:17)
04. It's A Wonderful World (5:23)
05. I Never Knew (7:04)
06. Boo-Lu (6:44)
07. Minor Mishap (7:24)
08. All Day Long (18:18)
Original recordings produced by Bob Winstrock and recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, NJ between 1956 and 1963.