Kenny Burrell

The Concord Jazz Heritage Series

  • AllMusic Rating
    5
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

On this 1998 sampler CD, guitarist Kenny Burrell is heard during two periods, 1977-79 and 1995-97. His sound was largely developed in the 1950s and remained unchanged during his Concord years. The majority of the ten selections feature him as the lead voice in a pianoless trio or quartet. The only exceptions are an unaccompanied version of "Lotus Blossom," and a sextet jam on "Birk's Works," and two selections in which his quartet (with pianist James Williams) is joined by the Boys Choir of Harlem. This is a mixed bag and not too essential overall, although listeners will want to explore some of the individual sessions.

blue highlight denotes track pick