Monday, February 27, 2017

Kenny Burrell - Soul Call

Coaxing a great tone from an electric guitar is harder than it looks, and on his Prestige records Kenny Burrell consistently plays with both warmth and bite. His combination of deep blues sensibilities and thorough finesse, tempered with a considerable taste for understatement, earned the guitarist a well-deserved reputation for delivering the goods in the late '50s and early '60s.
Soul Call is yet another great Burrell record. On "Here's That Rainy Day," he epitomizes all that is cool in jazz guitar, framing his lush chord-melody statement using a minimum of voicings, and burning up the changes without ever overplaying, sacrificing clarity or compromising his tone, all while infusing an achingly beautiful standard with a graceful blue tinge. He then repeats this achievement in a harder-swinging vein on "Lucky So and So" and on the ballad "A Sleepin' Bee. "Mark One" is an uptempo cooker by pianist Will Davis; Burrell himself contributes two blues, the late-night, conga-fueled slink of the title cut and the relentlessly jumping "Kenny's Theme." "Oh Henry," the bonus track, is the blues again, from a bebop perspective.

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Kenny Burrell
Soul Call


1 I'm Just a Lucky So and So (David, Ellington)  5:15
2 Mark One (Davis)  7:11
3 A Sleepin' Bee (Arlen, Capote)  4:26
4 Soul Call (Burrell)  7:22
5 Kenny's Theme (Burrell)  5:00
6 Here's That Rainy Day (Burke, VanHeusen)  4:16
7 Oh Henry [bonus track] (Fuller, Henry)  3:03


Kenny Burrell - g
Will Davis - p
Martin Rivera - b
Bill English - dr
Ray Barretto - cg

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; April 7, 1964.


rowgatien said...

Merci! There are some cool slow blues in there.

WinterStatic said...

Thanks for the new links and great album.

klf said...

Good morning! Some help, please - I've tried the normal pw, the logical pws to try for the other two contributors - and I can't make things work. Would someone please help and give me a pointer? Thanks!

Blue Eyes said...

A must have! (the guitar tone of Kenny is fantastic in this album) Great post Melanchthon!

deGallo said...

Great Burrell! Thank you.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks for the Digital copy.

AmyBRAINS said...

It's a nice upgrade to me!
Thanks a lot Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Kat Kalo said...
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Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

Melanchthon said...

Jazz Padd said...

Groovy, thanks. :-)

Kovina Kris said...

I've got a lot of KB but not this one! Thank you so much!