Kenny Burrell with Coleman Hawkins – Bluesy Burrell (1963/2014) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Kenny Burrell with Coleman Hawkins – Bluesy Burrell (1963/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:32 minutes | 425 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital booklet | © Prestige Records
Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 14, 1962; #8 – August 15, 1963
Remastered: 2008, Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Kenny Burrell performs with Coleman Hawkins and his rhythm section. Burrell is in optimum form on all the numbers and in their varied expressions. The leading neo-bop guitarist, he is capable of a far reaching range of expression. His chords can be as lush as, say Johnny Smith’s can, but his lines are always rhythmically spirited by a very powerful jazz energy and blues-in-formed charge that I think no contemporary guitarist can equal.

“… (Hawkins) clearly enjoys playing with Burrell, as much as you’ll enjoy playing the record.””
—All About Jazz

Features the BONUS TRACK “I Never Knew.”

This session is valuable for the majestic playing of tenor great Coleman Hawkins, who performs on half of the eight tracks. Released on the Prestige subsidiary Moodsville — a label that specialized in recordings with an intimate, reflective atmosphere — the Moodsville sound doesn’t sit comfortably on Hawkins. His playing is brilliantly relaxed, but it’s not mood music. Leader Kenny Burrell’s playing is much more in line with the Moodsville groove. The guitarist is not amplified as much as he is on his Prestige dates from this time. In fact, he performs on a nylon-string instrument almost as much as he does on his hollow-body electric. Unlike Hawkins, Burrell’s subdued contribution is made to measure for this date. Listeners expecting to hear Burrell the hard bopper won’t. The key moments come during the interaction between the guitarist and tenor player, especially during their exchanges on Burrell’s “Montono Blues.” The rhythm section, Hawkins’ working band from this period (pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Major Holley, and drummer Eddie Locke) provides impeccable, sublime support. ~~AllMusic Review by Jim Todd

1 Tres Palabras 06:46
2 No More 01:54
3 Guilty 04:19
4 Montono Blues 04:46
5 I Thought About You 04:40
6 Out Of This World 04:55
7 It’s Getting Dark 06:53
8 I Never Knew 05:19

Kenny Burrell – guitar
Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone (#1,4,5,7)
Tommy Flanagan – piano
Major Holley – bass
Eddie Locke – drums
Ray Barretto – congas (#1,4,6,7)
On #8 only:
Gildo Mahones – piano (Leader)
Leo Wright – alto saxophone
Kenny Burrell – guitar
George Tucker – bass
Jimmie Smith – drums

A Note From Rudy Van Gelder:
“I was the engineer on the recording sessions and I also made the masters for the original LP issues of these albums. Since the advent of the CD, other people have been making the masters. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating the sound of the finished product. Now, thanks to the folks at the Concord Music Group who have given me the opportunity to remaster these albums, I can present my versions of the music on CD using modern technology. I remember the sessions well, I remember how the musicians wanted to sound, and I remember their reactions to the playbacks. Today, I feel strongly that I am their messenger.”