Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kenny Burell - Midnight Blue (1963)

Every jazz lover and his dog knows this one, it is easily the most recognizable Blue Note album, and understandably so. The groove is low down (and dirty sometimes), the interplay between these top-notch musicians is exemplary, a perfect companion for those relaxing, late-night sessions with the proverbial scotch at hand. Even the late Stevie Ray Vaughan covered the famous Chitlins con Carne (albeit not very successfully). Here's your chance to taste the real thing the way it was supposed to be heard in its original 1963 monophonic version from my private collection (complete with surface noise here and there, perfect for evoking that all-important time capsule effect)...

Track listing

1. Chitlins con Carne
2. Mule
3. Soul Lament
4. Midnight Blue

5. Wavy Gravy
6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
7. Saturday Night Blues


Kenny Burrell – guitar
Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
Major Holley – bass
Billy Gene English – drums
Ray Barretto – conga

Rudy van Gelder - engineer
Alfred Lion - producer
Reid Miles – cover design, typography
Francis Wolff – photography, cover photo

Recorded on Jan. 7, 1963, Blue Note BLP 4123

*NB - This is an LP rip of the original 47-year old LP in 24bit-96khz high resolution


moremiles said...

many thanks

Anonymous said...

Yup, one of the great classics. I had it on vinyl at least four times, I think but I lost all of them except one. Thanks.

Ulysses Gramophone said...

Can't wait to try it with a scotch and soda!

Paolo said...

I'm new to the magic of Kenny Burrell. Came across him via Marc Ribot who has a couple of albums in a mambo style. I think i'll try it with an Acapulco Gold (closely guarded recipe, but it contains Kahluha and vodka!)