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The Career of Kenny Burrell

May 3, 2014

Please join me Sunday night on Jazz Unlimited from nine to midnight for  “The Career of Kenny Burrell.”  Detroit born guitarist and teacher Kenny Burrell has had a 64 year as a performer and teacher.  An active studio musician, he performed in over 600 record sessions.  Burrell has 70 albums as a leader.  In 1996, he became a professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.  He teaches an annual course on Duke Ellington called “Ellingtonia.”  Kenny Burrell will be heard with Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Hank Jones, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Milt Jackson, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Donald Byrd, Gene Harris and the Phillip Morris All-Stars, Jimmy Smith, Red Garland, Aretha Franklin, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Clark and his own groups on this show.

The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

The Archive for this show will be available until the Morning og May 12, 2014.

Here is a video of Jimmy Smith (org) Stanley Turrentine (ts) Kenny Burrell (g) and Grady Tate (d) playing "The Jumpin' Blues" at Town Hall in New York in 1985.