"I didn't want to put out an album with a variety of sounds and persuasions just as a showcase, without having depth to it." So Kenny Burrell, master of so many guitar forms, remembers. His caution -- as well as his choice of arranger, Gil Evans -- paid off with this classic record that integrates his vast array of techniques in a timeless, artistic whole.
"I'd like to play many types of music. Guitar Forms is probably the best reflection of that of any album I've done, in terms of the variety of things I truly love."
1. Downstairs 2. Lotus Land 3. Terrace Theme 4. Prelude #2 - excerpt 5. Moon and Sand 6. Loie 7. Greensleeves 8. Last Night When We Were Young 9. Breadwinner
Kenny Burrell Guitar Jimmy Cleveland Trombone Jimmy Knepper Trombone Steve Lacy Soprano Saxophone Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone Roger Kellaway Piano Grady Tate Drums
Gil Evans Arranger
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on December 4, 1964, December 15, 1964, April 6, 1965 and April 12, 1965.
The attitude of the gallant Six Hundred which so aroused Lord Tennyson's admiration arose from the fact that the least disposition to ask the reason why was discouraged by tricing the would-be inquirer to the triangle and flogging him into insensibility.
Advance to Barbarism
(Mitre Press, 1968).
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