MIDNIGHT BLUE (180g BLUE VINYL LP)

Artist: KENNY BURRELL
Format: LP
Bar-code: 5060348583356
Cat No: NOTLP335

£9.99

Inspired by the recordings of Charlie Christian with the Benny Goodman Sextet. Kenny began playing guitar aged 12. Other important influences were Oscar Moore and Django Reinhardt and in 1952, as a university student he made his recording debut with The Dizzy Gillespie Sextet. In 1955 he joined Oscar Peterson’s Trio depping for Herb Ellis and moved from Detroit to New York where he played with Benny Goodman from 1957 to 1959, following in the footsteps of Charlie Christian. Midnight Blue was produced by Alfred Lion and swiftly became one of Burrell’s most popular albums for Blue Note, and was critically acclaimed as a fine example of Soul-Jazz. Such was the impact of Midnight Blue, that Peter Frampton often proclaimed that Burrell was his favourite Guitarist.

SIDE ONE

1. Chittlins Con Carne
2. Mule
3. Soul Lament
4. Midnight Blue

SIDE TWO

1. Wavy Gravy
2. Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
3. Saturday Night Blues