Kenny Burrell

Ellington a La Carte

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This quiet live set features duets from guitarist Kenny Burrell and bassist Rufus Reid. The emphasis (as is often the case on Burrell's recordings) is on material from the Duke Ellington songbook. In fact, except for "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" and Burrell's "Blues for Duke," all of the music (including a four-song 11 1/2 minute medley) are from Ellington's repertoire. The playing is excellent and the interplay creative in a subtle way, but nothing out of the ordinary or particularly memorable occurs. However Kenny Burrell fans will enjoy this.

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