Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kenny Burrell - 'Round Midnight

This is a typically tasteful Kenny Burrell record with the guitarist mostly emphasizing ballads. Five of the seven songs (which include "Make Someone Happy," "Since I Fell for You" and the theme from "A Streetcar Named Desire") find Burrell assisted by pianist Richard Wyands (who also played electric piano), bassist Reggie Johnson and drummer Lenny McBrowne. "'Round Midnight" is played by Burrell with pianist Joe Sample, bassist Johnson and drummer Paul Humphrey while "Blues in the Night" is an unaccompanied guitar solo. Although the music overall is well-played, no real sparks fly and the results often border on being sleepy.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Kenny Burrell
'Round Midnight


1 A Streetcar Named Desire (North)  6:58
2 Make Someone Happy (Comden, Green, Styne)  5:15
3 'Round Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams)  5:09
4 I Think It's Going to Rain Today (Newman)  4:59
5 Since I Fell for You (Johnson)  4:43
6 I'm Gonna Laugh You Right out of My Life (Coleman, McCarthy)  6:40
7 Blues in the Night (Arlen, Mercer)  3:32


Kenny Burrell - g
Richard Wyands, Joe Sample [# 3] - p
Reggie Johnson - b
Lenny McBrowne, Paul Humphrey [# 3] - dr

Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley ; 1972


Scoredaddy said...

thanks you for this nice set

OldHippieRick said...

What makes this album so special for me is Joe Sample there is something about his phrasing and he comp's with every one,guitar, vocals what ever is in the musical landscape he is right there to support it and not over whelm it.Thanks for this little gem Rick :-)

grumpy said...

Many thanks.

Kneigh said...

Many thanx here, Sir!! Brought back some old "Skirt Chasin'" memories!!

deGallo said...

Thanx a lot. The great KB!!

musician3 said...

AMAZING.......................THANK YOU FOR ALL

SW said...

Very good
Many thanks

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Anonymous said...

Links are dead, Mel!
Any chances of re-uploading this? thanks!

Melanchthon said...

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another superb guitar album

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel! Always ready for another Burrell album even if Mr. Yanow thinks it's sleepy!

Geoviki said...

Nice one, and thanks!