Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kenny Burrell - The 'Bluesin' Around' Sessions

This release contains the complete original Kenny Burrell LP Bluesin' Around (Columbia FC38507), which showcases the guitarist in a quintet format with such stars as Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones, Brother Jack McDuff, Leo Wright, and Eddie Bert. In addition, all existing songs from the same sessions that weren't included on the original LP plus all but one of the existing alternate takes from the dates. The music is presented here chronologically, in order to avoid mixing the personnel from the different sessions.

Source :

Kenny Burrell
The "Bluesin' Around"


1 Mambo Twist (Burrell) [alt. take]  3:50
2 Mambo Twist (Burrell) [master take]  3:06
3 The Switch (Burrell)  5:07
4 Bye And Bye (Trad.)  2:51
5 Funk Junction (Burrell)  3:08
6 Mood Indigo (Ellington, Bigard, Mills)  4:42
7 The Squeeze (Burrell)  4:18
8 How Could You (Do A Thing Like That To Me ?)  3:56
9 Opus 21 (Burrell)  4:46
10 Bluesin' Around (Burrell) [alt. take]  4:03
11 Bluesin' Around (Burrell) [master take]  3:44
12 Gettin' In The Groove (Cooper) [alt. take]  4:43
13 Gettin' In The Groove (Cooper) [master take]  4:24
14 One Mint Julep (Toombs)  3:32
15 People Will Say We're In Love (Rodgers, Hammerstein) [alt. take]  3:30
16 People Will Say We're In Love (Rodgers, Hammerstein) [master take]  3:41
17 Moten Swing (Moten, Moten) [alt. take]  6:19
18 Moten Swing (Moten, Moten) [master take]  6:27


[# 1-3]
Kenny Burrell - g
Illinois Jacquet - ts
Hank Jones - p
Major Holley - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Recorded in New York ; November 21, 1961
[# 4-8]
Same as above except
Jimmie Crawford - dr, replaces Johnson
Recorded in New York ; November 28, 1961
[# 9-13]
Kenny Burrell - g
Eddie Bert - tb
Hank Jones - p
George Duvivier - b
Louis Hayes - dr
Recorded in New York ; March 6, 1962.
[# 14-18]
Kenny Burrell - g
Leo Wright - ts [# 17 & 18]
Brother Jack McDuff - org
Joe Dukes - dr
Recorded in New York ; April 30, 1962


deGallo said...

Great to have these session together and in order. Thank you.

donaoldies said...

hello, pw please. thank you

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fcapeau said...

At last, the complete session ! A Big Thank You, Mel.

Fernando said...

Great post Mel. Thanks for sharing.

glinka21 said...

Thank you indeed, Mel.

Luis said...

For completists, here is the alternate take of The Switch, issued in a Mosaic Box Set.

neil said...

Many thanks, mel,for the continuing enearthing of essential sets; and to you, Luis, for the icing on the cake...

stringbender said...

Fabulous post. Merci, Mel!

Blue Eyes said...

Yeaaah, what a Christmas gift! fantastic post! thanks a lot Melanchthon!...and Luis for the alternate take!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks a lot, Mel.

Jim R said...

Good one, Mel. Had this in various forms over the years, but not the Mosaic- so thanks to Luis for that final alt take.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

pedro gamundi said...


Zape said...

Thank you Mel. What a wonderful post.

klf said...

Thanks for this and for everything, as always.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon as always

Otis Foster said...

Thnx for the extended release. I had only the first 8 tracks.

Rick said...

Thanks Mel. This complete collection has also been released as "Moten Swing!" I think.

jazzcat1228 said...

Very nice! Thank you, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

GuitarGus said...

Thanks Mel
Really nice compilation ...Loving it now

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel1

Anonymous said...

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