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Fascinatin' Rhythm

Leg­endary Gui­tarist Ken­ny Bur­rell turns 85 on the 31st of this month;; and is still teach­ing at UCLA in Los Ange­les; and in par­tic­u­lar, a curse he cre­at­ed called Dukol­o­gy’ i believe…In his ear­ly years in the 50’s, he received some valu­able lessons from the likes of Oscar Peter­son and Ben­ny Good­man; but it was not until he bond­ed with organ­ist Jim­my Smith that he began to achieve some notariety..Also, an album for which he arrange with Gil Evans, Gui­tar forms’, also helped to enhance his career. Oth­er cohorts in his record­ing endeav­ours includ­ed Don Elliott, Stan­ly Tur­ren­tine, Gil Evans, and John Coltrane to name a few amognst his 100’s of recordings..Long Live Ken­ny Burrell!.

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Guido Basso/Peter Appleyard C Fascinating Rhythm Jazz Canadiana
Mark Murphy/Metropole Orch. The Dream The Dream
Jimmy Smith Trio, feat. Kenny Burrell Sometimes I'm Happy Softly As A Summer Breeze
Kinga with Bill King Octet C Ain't No Sunshine Guess Who I Saw Today?
Kenny Burrell/Don Elliott Quintet Poll Tax 50 Years of Jazz Guitar

Set #2

Artist Song Album
All Muirhead Trio, feat. Tommy Banks C I Can't Get Started Oop!
Tim Tamashiro/Cory Weeds Sextet C What A WOnderful World Drinky!
Stanley Turrentine with K. Burrell River's Invitation Joy Ride
Kenny Burrell Trio Satin Doll Lotus Blossom
Patricia Vlieg Romance Salinew Cabanga

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith Soft WInds Blue Bash
Freddy Cole Blame It On My Youth Sings Tony Bennett--Because Of You
The COncord Allstars, feat. Ernestine ANderson I Love Being Here With You Jazz Festival In Japan-'87
Kenny Burrell Septet, Feat. Nat Adderley In A Mellow Tone Ellington Is Forever-Vol. 2

Set #4

Artist Song Album
Kenny Burrell My favourite Things Have Yourself A Soulful Little Chrismas
Kate McCarry with Kurt Elling O Cantador Girl Talk
Miles Davis Summertime The Essential Miles Davis
Mark Murphy/Netherlands Metropole Orchestra Estate The Dream
Kenny Burrell Sunset & The Mockingbird Live At Catalina's