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Prestige Profiles (Limited Edition)

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Prestige Profiles, Vol. 7 collects tracks guitarist Kenny Burrell recorded for Prestige from the late '50s to the early '60s. It was during this time, just after Burrell had moved to New York City from Detroit, that the young melodist built his reputation as one of the most sophisticated and gifted guitarists of his generation. Included are such tracks as the softly funky "Montono Blues" off 1962's Bluesy Burrell, the jauntily modernist "I Never Knew" featuring saxophonist John Coltrane and the cool "Minor Mishap" off 1957's "The Cats" with fellow Detroiter pianist Tommy Flanagan. This is a solid introduction to Burrell's early work. [Also included is a bonus disc featuring work by other Prestige guitarists including Pat Martino, Tal Farlow and others.]

Biography

Born: 31 July 1931 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the leading exponents of straight-ahead jazz guitar, Kenny Burrell is a highly influential artist whose understated and melodic style, grounded in bebop and blues, made him in an in-demand sideman from the mid-'50s onward and a standard by which many jazz guitarists gauge themselves to this day. Born in Detroit in 1931, Burrell grew up in a musical family in which his mother played piano and sang in the Second Baptist Church choir and his father favored the banjo and ukulele. Burrell began...
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  • 15,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop, Bop
  • Released: 01 January 2004

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