Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kenny Burrell - Guitar Forms (1964)

"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."

Track listing:

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.

Original recordings produced by Creed Taylor

(flac with scans)


Anonymous said...

Thank you, superb album. Cooljazz

yewsta said...

Thank you.

Melanchthon said...

Beautiful post. Thank You.

OldHippieRick said...

Simple great stuff Thank You very much

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

great blog!! thanx for your efforts

tommythomaso said...

Jimmy Smith's "Sermon" got me acquainted with Kenny Burrell during those lush years when "funk" was thing and what happened in the late 60's was another funk thing. Great lineup, great post, thanx, d3lta. Another treat from "Sermon" the introduction to the great Tina Brooks.

Anonymous said...

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