Special Requests (and Other Favorites). Kenny Burr

Album cover art for upc 632375725228
Label: Highnote
Catalog: HCD 7252
Format: CD

Kenny Burrell

Kenny Burrell has appeared on so many essential jazz recordings that jazz history and his biography seem irretrievably intertwined. Billie Holiday's valedictory rumination Lady Sings the Blues, Jimmy Smith's epochal funk throwdown Back at the Chicken Shack, Tony Bennett's Carnegie Hall debut -- Kenny Burrell played guitar for them all. Even Jimi Hendrix once remarked, "Kenny Burrell - that's the sound I'm looking for." Here is Burrell captured live at the West-Coast jazz Mecca, Catalina's, in an easy-going program of some of his most-requested tunes along with a few of his personal favorites thrown in. Jazz tunes by Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, the Duke and others, standards and even Kenny's classic original “Chitlins Con Carne” are here, all given the ever-tasteful Burrell treatment.