Friday, April 22, 2016

Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights, vol. 2

Some of Kenny Burrell's best early work ! The album catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s — one used also with Jimmy Smith, and which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings.
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Kenny Burrell
Blue Lights
vol. 2


1 Rock Salt (Burrell)  11:20
2 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)  6:44
3 Chuckin' (Jones)  12:10
4 Phinupi (Burrell)  9:47


Louis Smith - tp
Junior Cook & Tina Brooks [# 1 & 3] - ts [both out on # 2]
Kenny Burrell - g
Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons [# 1 & 3] - p
Sam Jones - b
Art Blakey - dr

Recorded at Manhattan Towers, New York City ; May 14, 1958

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Melanchthon said...

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi Mel,

Thank you very much for accepting me in your blog.
My best greetings


Historicus said...

Thanks a lot dear friend!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi again
Thanks for this album!
Thanks for everything!

musician3 said...

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

deGallo said...

Thank you.

The Jackal said...


All pro, all taste outing with KB. Tina brooks and Junior Cook solid but more obscure Tenor men.
Thanks again

Pee said...

These two are nice albums...thank you for sharing.

Fred Archtop said...

Great album. Thanks Mel.

Comment Blue said...

Thanks Mel, great stuff! Blue lights Vols 1 and 2, both excellent.

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice post, Melanchthon.

Kovina Kris said...

Super happy to get Vol 2 to go with the Vol 1 I have. Thank you Mel!