Detroit, Michigan. 31/7/1931.

Chitarrista autodidatta ha debuttato con Candy Johnson, e poi ha suonato con Count Belcher nel 1949, con Tommy Barnett nel 1950 e con Dizzy Gillespie nel 1951. Dopo le prime esperienze ha approfondito lo studio della chitarra classica alla Wayne University, ed in seguito ha ripreso l’attività con un proprio gruppo e, nel 1955, ha suonato con Oscar Peterson. Trasferitosi a New York, ha avuto modo di suonare con Hampton Hawes, Billy Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Benny Goodman, Milton Jackson, Jimmy Smith, Gil Evans, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, e si è esibito anche in show a Broadway. E’ considerato il miglior chitarrista hard bop, anche se negli anni si è espresso anche in altri stili. Egli è riuscito a sostituire mirabilmente il grande Wes Montgomery nel gruppo dell’organista Jimmy Smith. Il suo è un chitarrismo da blues rilassato, da after hours, che nel corso degli anni è stato più vicino al vero spirito del jazz, pieno di misticismo, anche in contesti diversi dalla grande orchestra. Uno dei suoi massimi estimatori è stato Duke Ellington. Nel 1999 ha ricevuto il premio alla carriera assegnatoli dalla Los Angeles Jazz Society. Musicista che ha percorso quasi tutta la storia del jazz moderno collaborando con i musicisti di jazz più illustri, conferendo sempre qualità a queste partecipazioni..


Asphalt canyon blues – Be yourself – Bluebird after dark – Chittlins con carne – Listen to the dawn – Midnight blue – Mule – Papa – Romance dance – Saturday night blue – Soul lament – Togethering – Wavy gravy.


Kenny Burrell And The Four Sharps.

Yusef Lateef (fl,st) Tommy Flanagan (p,vib) Kenny Burrell (g) Billy Burrell, Al Jackson (b) Elvin Jones, Hindel Butts (dr)

Kenny’s sound / My funny valentine

Detroit, 1950.

Kenny Burrell, Vol.2.56volume2

Frank Foster (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Shadow Wilson (dr)

All The Things You Are / But Not For Me / Mexico City / Phinus / How About You / Now See How You Are / My heart Stood Still / Cheetah / Moten Swing.

(Blue Note BLP 1543)

New York, 12-3-56.


Jazzmen Detroit.56jazzmendetroit

Pepper Adams (sb) Kenny Burrell (g) Tommy Flanagan (p) Paul Chambers (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Cottontail. / But Not For Me / your Host / Tricotism / Tom’s Thumb / You Turned The Tables On Me / Afetrnoon In Paris / Apothegm.

(Fresh Sound 645)

Hackensack, 30-4-56.


Introducing Kenny Burrell.56introducing

Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Paul Chambers (b) Kenny Clarke (dr) Candido (conga)

Takeela / Fugue’n’Blues / Delilah / Get Happy / This Time The Dreams On Me / Blues For Skeeter / Weaver Of Dreams / Rhythmorama / But Not For Me.

(Blue Note BLP 1543)

Hackensack, New Jersey, 29-30 Maggio 1956.


All Night Long.56allnightlong

Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (st) Jerome Richardson (fl-st) Mal Waldron (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

All Night Long / Boo-Lu / Lil’Hankie / Flickers.

(Prestige 7289)

Hackensack, NJ, 28-12-56.

The Best Of Kenny Burrell.

Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (st) Jerome Richardson (fl-st) Mal Waldron (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Body And Soul / Tune Up.

(Prestige 7448) Hackensack, NJ, 28-12-56.

All Day Long.57alldaylong

Donald Byrd (tp) Frank Foster (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

All Day Long / Say Listen / Slim Jim / A.T.

(Prestige LP 7081)

Hackensack, NJ., 4-1-57.


Monday Stroll.57mondaystroll

Frank Wess (fl) Kenny Burrell (g) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Gus Johnson (dr) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Monday Stroll / East Wind / Wess Side / Southern Exposure / Woolafunt’s Lament / Over The Raimbow / Kansas City Side.

(Savoy Jazz 246)

5 Gennaio 1957.


Blue Moods.57bluemoods

Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Dough Watkins (b) Elvin Jones (dr) Cecil Payne (sb)

Don’t Cry Baby / Drum Boogie / Strictly Confidential / Perception / All Of You.

(Prestige OJC 019)

Hackensack, NJ. 1-2-57.



Art Farmer (tp) Hal McKusick (sa) Al Cohn (st) Mal Waldrom (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Teddy Kotich (b) Ed Thigpen (dr)

Earty / What’s Not / I Wouldn’t / The Front Line / Dayee.


25 Gennaio 1957.


K.B. Blues.57kbbluenote

Hank Mobley (st) Horace Silver (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Louis Hayes (dr)

Nica’s Dream / Out For Blood / K.B.Blues (2 takes) / D.B.Blues.

(Blue Note GXF 3052)

Hackensack, New Jersey, 10-2-57.


Two Guitars.57twoguitars

Donald Byrd (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Mal Waldron (p) Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney (g) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Dead Heat / Blue Duke / Pivot / This Way / Little Melonae / Close To You / Out Of Nowhere.

(Prestige LP 7119)

Hackensack, New Jersey, 5-3-57.


The Cats.57thecats

John Coltrane (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Louis Hayes (dr)

Minor Mishap / How Long Has This Been Going On / Edypso / Solacium / Tommy’s Time.

(Fantasy 079)

18 Aprile 1957.


The Best Of Kenny Burrell.57knnyburrellprestige

Kenny Burrell, Barry Galbraith (g) Leonard Gaskin (b) Bobby Donaldson (dr)

Billie’s Bounce / Prelude To A Kiss / It Don’t Mean A Thing.

(Prestige 7448)

Hackensack, NJ, 10-5-57.



Thad Jones (tp) Frank Wess (st) Mal Waldron (p) Kenny Burell (g) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Count One / Empty Street / Blue Jelly / Steamin’.

(Prestige 7278) Hackensack, NJ, 21-6-57.

Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane.57andjohncoltrane

John Coltrane (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Dough Watkins (b) Louis Hayes (dr)

Lyresto / Freight Trane / I never Knew / Big Paul.

John Coltrane (st) Kenny Burrell (g)

Why Was I Born.

(New Jazz LP 8276) Hackensack, New Jersey, 7-3-58.

On View At The Five Spot Café.59atthefivespots

Tine Brooks (st) Bobby Timmons (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ben Tucker (b) Art Blakey (dr)

Birk’s Works/ Halleluyah/ Lady Be Good/ Lover Man/ 36 23 36.

(Blue Note B21Y-46583)

Live At Five Spot, New York, 25 Agosto 1958.


Blue Lights.57bluelights

Louis Smith (tp) Junior Cook, Tina Brooks (st) Duke Jordan, Bobby Timmons (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Sam Jones (b) Art Blakey (dr)

Yes Baby / Phinupi / Chukin’/ Rock Salt / I Never Knew / Scotch Blues/ Caravan / The Man I Love / Autumn In New York  / The Man I Love / Phinupi / Rock Salt / Chuchin’.

(Blue Note B21Y 81596/7)

New York, 14-15 Maggio 1958.


Roland Hanna (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ben Tucker (b) Art Blakey (dr)

If You Could See Me Now / My Heart Stood Still / Beef Stew Blues.

Tina Brooks (st) Bobby Timmons (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ben Tucker (b) Art Balkey (dr)

Swingin’ / I Never Knew.

(Blue Note GXF 30370) Five Spot Café, New York, 25-8-59.

On View At The Spot Cafe.

Tina Brooks (st) Bobby Timmons (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ben Tucker (b) Art Balkey (dr)

Birks Works / Lady Be Good / Lover Man.

Roland Hanna (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ben Tucker (b) Art Balkey (dr)

Hallelujah / 36-26-36.

(Blue Note 4021) Five Spot Cafe, New York, 26-8-59.

Weaver Of Dreams.58weaver

Bobby Jaspar (fl) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g,vc) Wendell Marshall (b) Bobby Donaldson (d)

Until the real thing comes along / A fine romance / That old feeling / My funny valentine

New York, 18 Ottobre 1960.

The blues is awful mean / Like someone in love / The more I see you / I’m just a lucky so and so

New York, 1 Novembre 1960.

I’ll buy you a star / Weaver of dreams / If I had you / Someday

New York, 1 Marzo 1961.

Hootchie koo / Afternoon in Paris / Slow blues

(Columbia CL1703) New York, 11 Aprile 1961.

The Golden Eight.

Kenny Burrell (g) Kenny Clarke (dr) Francy Boland (p) altri da identificare.

La Campimania / Gloria / High Notes / Softly As In A Morning Sunrise / The Golden Eight / Strange Meeting / You’de Be So Nice To Come Home To / Dorian / Poor Butterfly / Basse Cuite.

New York,1961.

Bluesy Burrell.63bluesyburrell

Leo Wright (sa) Coleman Hawkins (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Major Holley (b) George Tucker (b) Jimmie Smith (dr) Eddie Locke (dr) Ray Barretto (perc)

Tres Palabras / No More / Guilty / Montono Blues / I Thought About You / Out Of This World / It’s Getting Dark / I Never Knew.

(Moodsville 29)


Bluesey Burrell / Out Of This World.62outofthisworld

Coleman Hawkins (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Major Holley (b) Eddie Locke (dr) Ray Barretto (perc)

Montana Blues / It’s Getting Dark / Tres Tablas / No More / I Thought About You.

Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Major Holley (b) Eddie Locke (dr) Ray Barretto (perc)

Out Of This World / Guilty.

(Moodsville LP 29 / Prestige LP 7578) Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 14-9-62.

Bluesin’ Around.61bluesinaround

Eddie Bert (tb) Leo Wright (sa) Illinois Jacquet (st) Hank Jones (p) Jack McDuff (org) Kenny Burrell (g) George Duvivier (b) Jimmy Crawford, Osie Johnson (dr)

Mambo Twist / The Switch / The Squeeze / Bluesin’Around / Bye And Bye / Moten Swing / People Will Say We’re In Love / One Mint Julep / Mood Indigo.


21-28 Novembre 1962.

Midnight Blue.63midnightblue

Stanley Turrentine (st) Kenny Burrell (g) Major Holley Jr (b) Bill English (dr) Ray Barreto (conga)

Chittlins Con Carne/ Mule/ Wavy Gravy/ Saturday Night Blues / Midnight Blue/ Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You / Soul Lament.

(Blue Note 46339)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 7-1-63.


Lotsa Bossa Nova.63lotsabossa

Clark Terry (tp) Kenny Burrell, Bucky Pizzarelli, Barry Galbraith (g) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr) Willie Rodriguez, Tommy Lopez (perc) Jerome Richardson (fl,st)

Star eyes / Tin tin deo / A string of pearls / On Green Dolphin Street / Close your eyes / The sweetest sounds / Song of Delilah / If I should loose you

(Kapp KL1326) New York, 25 e 27 Febbraio 1963.

Invitation / The lamp is low / One mint julep / Two different worlds

(Kapp KL1326) New York, 1 Marzo 1963.


Harold Vick (st) Jack McDuff (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Joe Dukes (dr) Ray Barretto (conga)

Grease Monkey / The Breeze And I / We’ll Be Together Again / Nica’s Dream / Call It Stormy Monday.

(Prestige 7347)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 26-2-63.



Seldon Powell (st-sb-fl) Hank Jones (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr)

The Good Life / Stairway To The Stars / Loie.

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 27-3-63.

I Hadn’t Anyone Till You.

(Blue Note GXF 3057) Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2-4-63.

Blu Bash.63bluebash

Kenny Burrell (g) Jimmy Smith (org)

Blue Bash / Travelin’ / Fever / Blues For Del / Easy Living / Soft Winds / Kenny’s Sound / Travelin’ / Soft Winds / Kenny’s Sound / Easy Living (alt.take) / Travelin’ (alt.take) / Kenny’s Sound.

(PolyGram 557453)

16 e 26 Luglio 1963.


Soul Call.64soulcall

Kenny Burrell (g) Will Davis (p) Martin Rivera (b) Bill English (dr) Ray Barretto (perc)

I’m Just Lucky So And So / Mark One / A Sleepin’Bee / Soul Call / Jenny’s Theme / Here’s That Rainy Day / Oh Henry.

(Prestige OJCCD 846)

Englewood Cliffs, 7-4-64.


Stanley Turrentine (st) Herbie Hancock (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ben Tucker (b) (b) Bill English (dr) Ray Barreto (conga)

G Minor Bash / Freedom / Lonesome Road / K Twist / Love Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere.

(Blue Note GXF 3057) Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 22-10-64.

Guitar Forms.65guitarforms

Louis Mucci, Johnny Coles (tp) Julius Watkins, Ray Along (fh) Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Knepper (tb) Billy Barber (tuba) Lee Konitz (sa) Steve Lacy (ss) Raymond Beckenstein (sa-fl) Richie Kamuca (st) Bob Tricarico (bassoom) George Marge, Andy Fitzgerald (fl-eng/h) Ron Carter (b) Elvin Jones, Charlie Persip (dr) Gil Evand (arr-dir)

Louts Land / Moon And Sands / Loie / Grensleeves / Last Night When We Were Young.

(Verve LC 0383) New York, 4-12-64.

Kenny Burrell (g) Roger Kellaway (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Grady Tate (dr) Willie Rodriguez (conga)

Downstairs / Terrace Theme / Breadwinner / Excerpt From Prelude n.2.

(Verve LC 0383) New York, 12-4-65.

The Tender Gender.66thetendergender

Richard Waynds (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Martin Rivera (b) Oliver Jackson (dr)

Mother-In-Law / Hot Bossa / People / Isabella / Girl Talk / Suzy / The Tender Gender / La Petite Mambo / If Someone Had Told Me / I’m Confessin’.

(Cadet VG 405 515001)

New York, Aprile 1966.


Man At Work.65manatwork

Kenny Burrell (g) Richard Davis (b) Louis Hayes (dr)

All Night Long / Will You Still Be Mine / I’m A Fool To Want You / Trio / Broadway / Soft Winds / Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin‘ / Well You Nee.

New York, 1966.



Have Yourself A Soulful Little.66haveyourself

Kenny Burrell (g)

The Little Drumme Boy / Have Yourself mA Merry Little Christmas / My Favorite Things / Away In A Manger / Mary’s Little Boy Chile / White Christmas / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / The Christmas Song / Children Go Where I Send Thee / Silent Night / The Twelve Days Of Christmas / Merry Christmas Baby.

(Verve 000076402)

Chicago, Ottobre 1966.

A Generation Ago Today.66ageneration

Phil Woods (sa,cl) Mike Manieri (vib) Richard Wyands (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ron Carter (b) Grady Tate (dr)

Wholly cats / A smooth one / Seven come eleven / Flying home / Medley: Moonglow, Theme from Picnic / As long as I live / I surrender dear

(Verve 831087-2 ) New York, 16 e 20 Dicembre 1966.

Phil Woods (sa) Kenny Burrell (g) Ron Carter (b) Grady Tate (dr)

If I had you / Poor butterfly / Stompin’ at the Savoy / Rose room

New York, 31 Gennaio e 28 Marzo 1967.

Ode To 52 nd Street.67odeto52ndstreet

Kenny Burrell (g) Richard Evans (dir) Orchestra.

Suite For Guitar And Orchestra : So Little Time (Theme 1) / Suite For Guitar And Orchestra : Growin (Theme2) / Suite For Guitar And Orchestra : Round And Round We Go (Theme 3) / Suite For Guitar And Orchestra : Recapitulation (Theme 4) / I Want My Baby Back / Con Alma / Soulero / Wind Is The Wind / Blues Fuse.

(GRP 824)

Settembre 1967.

Blues, The Common Ground.68bluesthecommonground

Thad Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (tp) Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, Tony Studd, Bill Watrous (tb) Don Butterfield (tuba) Jerom Richardson (ance) Herbie Hancosk (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ron Carter (b) Donald McDonald (dr) Tony Pacheco (perc) Don Sebesky (arr-dir)

The Common Ground / The Preacher / Angel Eyes / Bourning Spear.

New York, Dicembre 1967.

Bernie Glow, Jimmy Owens, Snooky Young (tp) Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Bill Watrous (tb) Don Butterfield (tuba) Jerom Richardson (ance) Grady Tate (dr) Tony Pacheco (perc) Don Sebesky (arr-dir)

Everyday / Everyday I Have The Blues / Wonder Why / See See Rider.

Herbie Hancosk (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ron Carter (b) Grady Tate (dr)

Sausalito Night / Soulful Brothers / Were You There.

(Verve 8746) New York, Febbraio 1968.


Kenny Burrell (g) altri da identificare.

Soul Bossa / Mother-In-Law / People / Isabella / Girl Talk / Suzy / The Tender Gender / la Petit Mambo / If Someone Had Told Me / I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You) / My Favorite Things / I Want My Baby Back / Con Alma / Soulero 1 / Wild Is The Wind 1 / Blue Fuse 1.

(Chess Original GRP 18082)


Night Song.68nightsong

Marvin Stamm, Joe Shepley, Bernie Glow (tp) Jay Sherman, Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Alan Ralph, J.J.Johnson, Tommy MItchell, Wayne Andre (tb) Jerome Richardson, Phil Bodner (fl) Don Butterfiled (tuba) Warren Bernhardt (p) Hank Jones (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ron Carter (b) Donald McDonald (dr) Billy Cobham (dr) Johnny Pacheco, Jack Jennings (perc)

Night Song / Blues For Wes / Namely You / Love You Madly / Just A-SIttin’And A Rockin’ / The Shadow Of Your Smile / Brother Where Are You Now / Night Hawk / Teach Me Tonight.

(Verve) 14 Aprile 1968 e Febbraio 1969.

Asphalt Canyon Suite.69asphaltcanyon

Roland Hann (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Johnny Pate (dir) Orchestra.

Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Please Send Me Someone To Love / Asphalt Canyon Suite 1 & 2 / Going To Jim’s And Andy’s / Alone In The City / Sugar Hill / Put A Little Love In Your Heart.

(Verve 8773)

New York, 8-16 Ottobre 1969.


Guitar Genius In Japan.70injapan

Kenny Burrell (g) Jim Hall (g) Attila Zoller (g) Larry Ridley (b) Lenny McBrowne (dr)

Just Friends / Secret Love / All The Things You Are / On Green Dolphin Street / When Sunny Gets Blue / Watch What Happens.

(Overses LP UPS 81V)

Giappone, Giugno 1970.


God Bless The Child.71godblessthechild

Freddie Hubbard (tp) Richard Wyands, Hugh Lawson (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ron Carter (b) Billy Cobham (dr) Hubert Laws (fl)

Be Yourself / Ballad Of The Sad Young Men / A Child Is Born / God Bless The Child / Lost In The Stars / Do What You Gotta Do / Love Is The Answer Only.

(Epic EPC 450 893-2)

New York, 28 Aprile, 11 e 25 Maggio 1971.

Round Midnight.72roundmidnight

Joe Sample, Richard Wyands (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Reggie Johnson (b) Paul Abraham, Paul Heumphrey (dr)

A Streetcar Named Desire / Make Someone Happy / ‘Round Midnight / I Think It’s Going To Rain Today / Since I Fell For You / I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life / Blues In The Night.

(Fantasy 9902)


Both Feet On The Ground.72bothfeet

Al Aarons (tp) Maurice Spearsd (tb) Jerome Richardson (cl-fl-sa-st) Jack Nimitz (cl-fl-sb) Mike Wofford (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Reggie Johnson (b) Lenny McBrowne (dr) Moacir Santos (perc)

Nana / All Mine / Tomorrow / Spin / Good Morning Heartache / Listen To The Dawn / Both Feet On The Ground.

(Fantasy 9427)

15 e 19-2-73.


Ellington Is Forever Vol.1.75ellingtonisforever1

Snooky Young, Jon Faddis (tp) Thad Jones (cor-flic) Joe Henderson (st) Jerome Richardson (ss-st) Jimmy Jones (p) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Stanley Gilbert (b) Jimmie Smith (dr) Mel Lewis, Rixchie Goldberg (perc)

Jump For Joy / Caravan / Chelsea Bridge / Mood Indigo / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / c Jam Blues / It Don’t Mean A Thing / I Didn’t Know About You / My Little Brown Book / Blues Medley: Carnegie Blues – Rocks In My Bed – Jeep’s Blues –Creole Love Call) / Do Mothin’Till You Hear From Me / Take The A Train.

(Fantasy FCD 79005) Berkeley, 4-5 Febbraio 1975.

Ellington Forever Vol.2.75ellingtonisforever2

Snooky Young, Jon Faddis (tp) Thad Jones (cor-flic) Joe Henderson (st) Jerome Richardson (ss-st) Jimmy Jones (p) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Stanley Gilbert (b) Jimmie Smith (dr) Mel Lewis, Rixchie Goldberg (perc)

Azure / Take The A Train / In A Sentimental Mood / I’m Beginning To See The Light / Satin Doll / I’m Just A Lucky So And So / In A Mellow Tone / Solitude / Jeep Is Jumpin’ / I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Prelude To A kiss / Satin Doll / Come Sunday / Just Squeeze Me / I Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues / Orson.

(Fantasy) Berkeley, California, Febbraio 1975.


Kenny Burrell (g) Richard Wiands (p) Lisle Atkinson (b) Lennie McBrowne (dr)

Isabella / Will You Still Be Mine / A Child Is Born / Common Ground / God Bless The Child / Do What You Gotta Do.

(High Note HCD 7193)

The Downtown Room of The Statler Hotel, Buffalo, 6-1-76.


Tin Tin Deo.75tintindeo

Kenny Burrell (g) Reggie Johnson (b) Carl Burnette (dr)

Tin Tin Deo / Old Folks / Have You Met Miss Jones / I Remember You / Common Ground / If You Could See Me Now / I Hadn’t Anyone Till You / La Petite Mambo.

(Concord Jazz 4045)

San Francisco, 23 Marzo 1977.


Hand Crafted.78handcrafted

Kenny Burrell (g) Reggie Johnson (b) Sherman Ferguson (dr)

You And The Night And The Music / So Little Time / I’m Glad There Is You / All Blues / It Gould Happen To You.

(Muse MR 5144)

New York, 28 Febbraio e 1 Marzo 1978.


When Lights Are Low.78whenlightsarelow

Kenny Burrell (g) Larry Gales (b) Carl Burnette (dr)

When Lights Are Low / Body And Soul / Lil’Darlin’ / Blue Muse / Ain’t Misbehavin’ / It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream / Blues For Basie.

(Concord Jazz CJ-83)

San Francisco, Settembre 1978.


Live At The Village Vanguard.77villagevanguard

Kenny Burrell (g) Larry Gales (b) Sherman Ferguson (dr)

Second Balcony Jump/ Willow Weep For Me/ Work Song/ Woodyn’You/ In The Still Of The Night/ Medley: Don’t You Know I Care/ Love You Madly/It’s Getting Dark.

(Muse MR 5216)

New York, 11-12-78.


Kenny Burrell In New York / Live In New York.78innewyork

Kenny Burrell (g) Larry Gales (b) Sherman Ferguson (dr)

Pent Up House / Bag’s Groove / But Beautiful / Makin’Whoopee/ Come Rain Or Come Shine/ Love Your Magic Spell is Everywhere.

(Muse MR 5241)

New York, 15-12-78.


Moon And Sand.78moon

Kenny Burrell (g) John Heard (b) Roy McCurdy (dr) Kenneth Nash (perc)

Moon And Sand / My Ship / For Once In My Life / U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) / Blue Bossa / Stollen Moment / Love For Sale / Lost In The Stars.

(Concord Jazz CCD 4121)

Holywood, Dicembre 1979.


Snooky Young, Oscar Brashear (tp) Jerome Richardson, Don Menza, Marshall Royal, Matt Cantigub (reeds) Patrice Rushen, Pete Jolly (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Andy Simpkins (b) Shelly Manne (dr) Moacir Santos (perc)

A Night In Tunisia / Mood Indigo / St.Louis Blues / ‘Round Midnight / Whyen The Saints Go Marching In / Naima / Struttin’With Some Barbecue / A Child Is Born / Lush Life.

(Concord) 27-28 Maggio 1980.


Listen To The Dawn.80listentothedawn

Kenny Burrell (g) Larry Ridley (b) Ben Riley (dr)

Yours My heart Alone / My One And Only Love / You’re My Everything / Listen To The Dawn / Isabella / It Amazes Me / Never Let Me Go / Papa Joe.

(Muse MR 5264)

New York, 9-10 Dicembre 1980.



Kenny Burrell (g) Larry Ridley (b) Ben Riley (dr)

Groovin’High / Lament / If I Love Again / Sprng Can Really Hang You Up The Most / Secret Love / Peace / Someone To Light Up My Life.

(Muse MR 5281)

New York, 14-15 Luglio 1981.


A La Carte.80alacarte

Kenny Burrell (g) Rufus Reid (b)

I’ve Never Been In Love Before / Dreamy / Our Love / St.Thomas / Tenderly / I Thought About You / A La Carte.

(Muse MR 5317)

New York, 23-8-83.


Ellington A La Carte.80ellingtonalacarte

Kenny Burrell (g) Rufus Reid (b)

Take The A Train / Sultry Serenade / Flamingo / In A Mellow Tone / Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me / Medley: Do Nothing Till You hear From me – I Ain’t Got Nothing – Azure – Mood Indigo / Blues For Duke.

(Muse 5435)

New York, Agosto 1983.



Grover Washington Jr. (ss-st) Kenny Burrell (g) Ron Carter (b) Jack deJohnette (dr) Ralph McDonald (perc)

Soulero / Sails Of Your Soul / Daydream / Beautiful Friendship / Togethering / Romance Dance / Asphalt Canyon Blues / What Am I Here For.

(Blue Note 85106)

New York, 5-6 Aprile 1984.

One Night With Blue Note.

Grover Washington Jr. (ss-st) Kenny Burrell (g) Reggie Workman (b) Grady Tate (dr)

Summertime / I’m Glad There Is You.

(Blue Note BT 85115) Town Hall, New York, 22-2-85.


Bobby Broom, Kenny Burrell, Rodney Jones (g) Dave Jackson (b) Kenny Washington (dr)

Generation / High Fly / Jumpin’The Blues / Lover Man / Mark I / So Little Time / Fungi Mama.

(Blue Note 85137)

Village Vanguard, New York, 1986.


Piece Of Blue And The Blues.Piece Of Blue And The Blues.

Nettie Goldberg (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Harvey Mandell (g) Rodeny Jones, Bobby Broom (g/el) Skippy Diamond (vib) Charlie Musselshite (arpa) Don MacCallister (b) Fast Eddie Hoh (dr)

Confessin’The Blues / Rain Check / Blue Days, Blue Dreams / Salty Papa / Jeannine / ‘Round Midnight / No Hype Blues.

(Blue Note B2-90260)

24-25 Ottobre 1986.

Pescara Jazz – Guitar Summit.

Chuck Wayne, Kenny Burrell, Philippe Catherine (g) Niels H.O.Pedersen (b) Ben Riley (g)

Scrapple From The Apple.

Le Najadi, Pescara, 23-7-88.

Guiding Spirit.Guiding Spirit.

Kenny Burrell (g) Jay Hoggard (vib) Marcus MacLaurine (b) Yoron Isreal (dr)

Calling You / Main Stem / In A Sentimental Mood / Moment’s Notice / Guiding Spirit / Soul Eyes / Midnight Blue / In Walked Bud.

(Contemporary C 14058)

New York, 4-5 Agosto 1989.



Kenny Burrell (g)

Mother In Law / Hot Bossa / Isabella / People / Tender Gender, The / I0m A Fool To Want You / Broadway / Afeternoon In Paris / Tricotism / Just A Sittin’ And A Rockin’ / Well Youy Needn’t / Suite For Guitar And Orchestra / So Little Time / Growing / Round And Round We Go / Recapitulation I Want The Baby Back / Blues Fuse / Wild Man / My State, My Kansas, My Home / Pine Cones Anmd Holly Berries / My Favoryte Things / Suzy / Wild Is The Wind.

(MCA 92509) 17-10-90.

Sunup To Sundown.Sunup To Sundown.

Cedar Walton (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Rufus Reid (b) Lewis Nash (dr) Ray Mantilla (perc)

Out There / Sunup To Sundown / Roni’s Decision / I’m Old Fashioned / Autumn Leaves / Smile / Love Dance / Speack Low / Lucky To Be Me.

(Contemporary CCD 14065)

New York, 10-12-91.


Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz With Guets Kenny Burrell.Marian McPartland’s Piano

Kenny Burrell (g) Marian McPartland (p)

Conversation / Listen To The Dawn / Conversation / ‘Round Modnight / Conversation / I’m Ols Fashioned / Conversation / All Too Soon / Conversation / Don’t Worry About Me / Conversation / Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most / Conversation / I’m Just A Lucky Sp And So / Conversation /Rain Check / Conversation.

(Jazz Alliance 12021)


Then Along Came Kenny.Then Along Came Kenny.

James Williams (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Peter Washington (b) Sherman Ferguson (dr)

Opening Introduction / I You Mean / Maya’s Dance / Yardbird Suite / Manteca / Black And Tan Fantasy / Lament / Then Along Came You / Fungi Mama / Good News Blues.

(Evidence 22160)

Village Vanguard, New York, 26-27 Agosto 1993.


Midnight At The Village Vanguard.Midnight At The Village Vanguard.

Kenny Burrell (g) James Williams (p) Peter Washington (b) Sherman Ferguson (dr)

Bemsha Swing / Little Sunflower / Cup Bearers / Ruby My Dear / Cottontail / My One & Only Love / Come Sunday-David Danced / Parker’s Mood / Do What You Gotta Do / Kenny’s Theme.

(Paddle Wheel KICJ 178)

Village Vanguard, New York, 28-8-93.


Soft Winds.Soft Winds.

Kenny Burrell (g)

All Night Long / Will You Still Be Mine / I’m A Full To Want You / Trio / Broadway / Soft Winds / Just A-Sittin’And A-ROckin’ / Well, You Needn’t.

(Drive 3525)

Svizzera, 7 Dicembre 1993.


The Masters II.

Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Jimmie Smith (dr)

Summertime / Laura / My Romance / Mack The Knife / A Child Is Born / Stormy Monday.

(Blue Note 55466) 24-25 Dicembre 1993.


Oscar Brashear, Snooky Young (tp) Maurice Spears, Garnett Brown (tb) Marshall Royal (sa) Gregory Williams (fh) Kenny Burrell (g) John Heard (b) Paul Humphrey (dr) Mayuto Correa (perc)

Sunset Time / Empty Water / Summer Sunshine Song / Trees / Take The A Train / That Moment On The Terrace / Themes For Raphael : Ode To Segavia – Samba Raffello / Listen To The Dawn / Aidju Dumee / When I Fall In Love.

(Orchard 113)

Hollywood, 17-18 Marzo 1994.

Primal Blue.Primal Blue.

Tim Haggans (tp) Crag Handy (ss-st) Cedar Walton (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ron Carter (b) Lenny White (dr)

Bass Blues / Uno Dos Adios / Primal Blue / Dear Ruth / Stolen Moments / Fro Toddlers Only / You Go To My Head.

(Hip Bop 8006)

Aprile 1995.


Lotus Blossom.Lotus Blossom.

Kenny Burrell (g) Ray Drummond (b) Yoron Israel (dr)

Warm Valley / Lotus Blossom / If You Could See Me Now / Minha / For Once In My Life / Couplet : Once Upon A Summertime – When The World Was Young / There Will Never Be Another You / I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Change / They Can’t Take That Away From Me / Old Folks / Satin Doll / The Night Has A Thousand Eyes / I’m Falling For You.

(Concord Jazz 4668)

New York, 12-15 Giugno 1995.

Live At The Blue Note.Live At The Blue Note.

Jimmy Owens (tp-flic) Bennie Powell, Steve Turre (tb) Jerome Richardson (fl-st) Sir Roland Hanna (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Marcus McLaurine, Ray Drummond (b) Horace Arnold, Sherman Ferguson (dr) Vanessa Rubin, Jeanie Bryson (vc)

Tones For Joan’s Bones / The Entertainer / Medley : Embraceable You – Quasi Modo / Dear Ella / Birk’s Works / I’ve Got A Crush On You / Take The A Train / All Blues / Groove Merchant.

(Concord Jazz 4731)

Hollywood, 17-18 Luglio 1996.

Love Is The Answer.Love Is The Answer.

Kenny Burrell (g) James Williams (p-sint) Ray Drummond (b) Ben Riley (dr) The Boys Choir Of Harlem (vc)

Listen To The Dawn / Be Yourself / Love Suite: Prelude, The Eternal Search, We Must Solve Our Problems, The Only Answer, We Win, Love Is The Answer, We Win, Love Is The Answer / Love Suite: Second Movement: What Happens It Nobody Wins, How Do You Know, It Will Work, It Will Work (Development), Can We Believe It Will Work, We Must All Work Togeteher, Try Each Day, Loving Is A Natural High, We Must Find A Way, I’m Gonna Do.

(Concord CCD 42053) New York, 23-28 Giugno 1997.

Round Midnight.‘Round Midnight.

Joe Sample, Richard Wiands (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Reggie Johnson (b) Lenny McBrowne, Paul Abraham, Paul Humphrey (dr)

A Streetcar Narmed Desire / Make Someone Happy / ‘Round Midnight / I Think It’s Going To Rain Today / Since I Fell For You / I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life / Blues In The Night.

(LP Fantasy F 9417)

New York, 1998.

Stormy Monday Blues.Stormy Monday Blues.

Jerome Richardson (fl-ss-st) Kirk Lightsey, Rìchard Wyands (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Stanley Gilbert, John Heard (b) Richie Goldberg, Lennie McBrowne, Eddie Marshall (dr)

Stormy Mondey Blues / Azure Te (Paris Blues) / One For My Baby / The Masquerade Is Over / Why Do I Choose You / I Got It Bad / Three Thousand Miles Jack Home / Kim-Den Strut / Habiba / Quiet Lady.

(Fantasy 24767)

New York, 28-8-2000.

Lucky So And So.Lucky So And So.

Onaje Allan Gumbs (tast) Kenny Burrell (g) Rufus Reid (b) Akira Tana (dr)

The Feeling Of Jazz / Tenderly / Bluescape / My Ship / Squeeze Me / In A Sentimental Mood / Too Soon / I’n Glad There Is You / Bass Face / Lucky So And So.

(Concord Jazz 4951)

Studio City, California, 18-19 Settembre 2000.


Blue Muse.Blue Muse.

Herman Riley (fl-st) Gerlad Wiggins (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Roberto Miguel Miranda (b) Sherman Ferguson (dr)

Mark I / My Friend Ray / On Wings Of The Spirit / Them I Met You / It’s No Time To Be Blue / Blue In Green / Blue Muse / Solitude / ¾ Of The House / ‘Round Midnight / Habiba / Blue GUItar Blues.

(Concord Jazz 2191)

Dicembre 2002.

Birthday Bash 75 Live.Birthday Bash 75 Live.

Snooky Young, Steve Huffsteter, Ton Barrows (tp) Les Benedict, Garnett Brown, Michael Winberly (tb) Randall Wills (fl-sa) Jeff Clayton (sa) Carl Randall, Herman Riley, Kamasi Washington (st) Louis Taylor, Hubert Laws (fl) Jack Nimitz (sb) Joey DeFrancesco (org) Brian O’Rourke (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Anthony Willson (g) Trey Henry (b) Clayton Cameron, Mel Lee (dr) Robert Miguel Miranda (perc)

Viva Tirado / Stormy Monday – Blues For The Count / Romance / Love You Madly / Sophisticated Lady / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Footprints / Lament / All Blues / A Night In Tunisia / I’ll Close My Eyes / Take The A Train.

(Blue Note 74906) 31-7 e 1-8-2006.


Kenny Burrell (g)

Moten Swing / Weaver Of Dreams / Delilah / Fugue ‘N’Blues / But Not For Me / K.B.Blues / Nica’s Dream / My Heart Stood Still / Blues For Skeeter.

(Kazz Cats Rec.2504)

1 Ottobre 2007.


Be Yourself: Live At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.Be Yourself

Benny Green (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Peter Washington (b) Clayton Cameron (dr)

Spoken Introduction / Tin Tin Deo / Raincheck / Listen To The Dawn / Blue Bossa / Be Yourself / Bass Face / In A Sentimental Mood / Mark I / Bag’s Groove.

(Highnote Rec. 7208)

9 Settembre 2008.


Midnight In Detroit.Midnight In Detroit.

Kenny Burrell (g)

Close Your Eyes / All Of You / Boo-Lu / Don’t Cry Baby / Autumn In New York / Flickers / Body And Soul.

(Jazz Cats Rec.JC 2515CD)




Kenny Burrell (g)

Tenderly / Remembering Wess / Autumn Leaves / Spoken Introduction / Billie Holiday Tribute Medley : No More – Don’t Explain – But Beautiful / A Child Is Born / Spoken Introduction / What A Wonderful World / Spoken Introduction / Ellingtonia Montage : Azure – I Ain’t Got Nothin’But Blues – Do Nothin’Till You Hear From Me / Come On Blues / Spoken Introduction / Reacrdo Bossa Nova / Couplet Romantic : Why Did I Chose You – My Foolish Heart / Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most / Spoken Introduction / Be Yourself / Come Rain Or Come SHIne / Prelude n.3 : Butterflying (Excerpt)

(High Note HCD 7227) 6-7 Novembre 2009.chiusura


Selby, North Carolina. 15/5/1928 – Greensboro, NC, 15/5/1988.

Nipote di Sonny Terry e da lui ha imparato a suonare l’armonica. Nel 1949 si è trasferito a New York dove ha lavorato per le strade, nelle le feste private e nei cafè di Harlem e Brooklyn. Dal 1954 insieme all’armonica si è esibito anche ai bones. Ha registrato con Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee. E’ stato colto da paralisi, quindi costretto a lasciare la musica, solo nel 1974 è riapparso in qualche spettacolo alla TV e l’ultima sua performance al festival folk di Santa Rosa in California nel 1977.chiusura


Jacksonville, Florida.

Cantante e attrice che è stata la creatrice del famoso “Zia Roz Peanut Show”. Ha studiato al Morris Brown College, dove si è diplomata in Scienze e si è specializzata in seguito al Early Childhood Education alla Florida University. Nel 1974 è arrivata a New York ed ha preso parte a 17 musical a Broadway. Nel 1984 il suo primo album. Giovane voce esuberante, con sfumature drammatiche che ricordano molto Abbey Lincoln. La sua predisposizione naturale a declamare il testo ed a interpretarlo in modo accentuato, la pone più tra cantanti da palcoscenico che di jazz. Si esprime meglio in brani che non appartengono strettamente alla sfera jazzistica. Ha ricevuto molti riconoscimenti per il suo impegno come artista ed anche come educatrice.


Love Is Here.

Rosylin Burrogh (vc) Kirk Lightsey, Oanje Allan (p) Warren Smith (vib) Kevin Eubanks (g) Rufus Reid (b) Eddie Gladden (dr) Jerry Gonzales (perc)

Devil My Care / Love Is Here / Song For Jean-Gene / If I Were A Bell / Never Let Me Go / Did He Ever Love Me / All The Things You Are / So Much In Love / I Want To Make You Smile / Young Folks.

(Sunnyside SSC 1009) New York, 20-21 Agosto 1984.chiusura


Mobile, Alabama. 21/11/1911. – Chicago, Illinois. 1/8/1950.

Ha trascorso l’infanzia a Pittsburgh. Ha esordito a sedici anni insieme a Roy Eldridge in un’orchestra di ragazzi a Sharon in Pennsylvania. Nel 1928 è entrato nei “Blue Evil” di Walter Page, con i quali ha registrato a Kansas City nel 1929. Ha suonato poi con Alphonse Trent. Si è trasferito a Chicago, e nel 1937 è entrato nell’orchestra di Horace Henderson, suonando poi con Earl Hines nel 1938, e nello stesso periodo ha registrato con un gruppo di colleghi dell’orchestra di Hines guidati da Lionel Hampton. Ha suonato con Milton Larkin nel 1941 a Chicago ed in seguito è stato ingaggiato da Benny Carter. Ha diretto anche un suo gruppo, poi ha suonato con Billy Eckstine nel 1942 e con Henry Allen dal 1945 al 1946. Con un vecchio suo collega sempre dell’orchestra di Hines, George Dixon ha suonato nel 1946. E’ stato l’ultimo suo impegno, essendo stato colpito da un disturbo cardiaco, che lo porterà alla morte. Una vita breve che non gli ha permesso di veder ricompensati i suoi meriti. Ottimo batterista senz’altro uno dei migliori degli anni ’30, che va collocato tra i batteristi della scuola di Chick Webb.chiusura


Los Angeles, 30/3/1930.

Cantante che ha fatto parte del gruppo vocale ”HI-LO’S”.


Wouldn’t it be Nice – Jazz Portrait of Brian Wilson.

Clark Burroughs, Shelby Flint, Gene Morford, Michelle Weir, Bob Joyce, Mary Hylan (vc)

Can’t wait too long / I went to sleep / Cabinessence / Surf’s up / ‘Til I die.

(Blue Note CDP7243-8-33092-2-1 CD) New York, 1996.chiusura


Kingston, Jamaica, 18/2/1930. – Londra, Inghilterra. 2/12/1998.

Ha suonato per diverso tempo negli anni ’60 nell’orchestra di Duke Ellington. Ha anche registrato con Miles Davis, con Sonny Rollins, con Archie Shepp, con Abbey Lincoln.


Live At The Dreher.

Roy Burrowes (tp) Richard Raux (sax) Mal Waldron (p) Patrice Caratini (b) George Brown (dr) Roger Raspail (perc)

Old Compton Street / Hard talk / Sometimes / Jamaica / Searching / Sea gulls / Symphony in blues / Going back home

(Marge 151992) Live Dreher, Parigi, 10 Marzo 1980.chiusura


Decatur, AL. 25/8/1901. – Menphis, IN. 20/12/1965.

Personaggio particolare, ha fatto parte saltuariamente del famoso gruppo della Menphis Jug Band nel 1928. Spesso ha collaborato con il famoso polistrumentista di Menphis, Will Shade. Nel 1939 ha organizzato un suo gruppo i Menphis Mudcats. Gruppo dal suono più moderno per l’uso di un basso e di un sassofono. Ha effettuato molte registrazioni ed ha ottenuto successi in molti concerti. Uno dei maggiori rappresentanti del country blues della zona.


Will Shade (arm) Vol Steves (mand) Charlie Burse (vc-g) Jab Jones (jug) Otto Gilmore (dr)

Tappin’Thet Thing/ Come Along Little Childern.

Richmond, 3-8-32.chiusura


New York, 17/3/1971.

Ha studiato dal 1989 al 1993 con Jackie McLean, all’Hartt School in Hartford, nel Connecticut, nella quale ha ricevuto anche un completa educazione musicale da Michael Garvin ed ha iniziato a suonare con il gruppo locale, la “Collective Expression Band”. Ha suonato nel 1991 con Art Taylor, alla sua morte ha continuato a dirigere il suo gruppo sino al 1995. Ha anche suonato con il gruppo di Nat Reeves. Alla fine degli anni ’90 ha condotto i “Rorbidden Fruit”, ha partecipato al Festival Internazionale di Moers del 1997 in duo con Eric McPherson. Ha suonato con il gruppo del batterista Ali Jackson e nel 1998 con Roy Haynes. Musicista completamente votato al moderno mainstream, eloquente e vigoroso. Sassofonista molto influenzato dal suo maestro McLean.


Abraham Burton, Billy Johnson, Mark Johnson.

Abraham Burton (st) Billy Johnson (b) Mark Johnson (dr-tablas)

Seventh cyle / Twice around / Crucial moment / Beam me up / Dedicated to Scot / Energize / Star of hope / Peaceful place / Kali mist / Ten worlds.

(Seat SCATR1 CD) New York, 1993.

Closet To The Sun.

Abraham Burton (sa) Marc Cary (p) Billy Johnson (b) Eric McPherson (dr)

Minor March / Laura / E=MC / Romancing You / So Gracefully / Corrida De Toros / Left Alone / Closet To The Sun / So Gracefully (versione radiofonica)

(CD ENJA 8074) New York, 1994.

Abraham Burton.

Abraham Burton (sa) Marc Cary (p) ”Scat” Johnson (g-vc) Billy Johnson (b) Mark Johnson (dr)

Shadrack / How about that / Body and soul / Hungry man / I covered the waterfront / At the end of the road / Knock me a kiss / I realize now / Black and blue / Symphony Sid.

(Seat SCATR2 CD) Brooklyn, NY, 15-8-94.

The Magician.

Abraham Burton (sa) Marc Cary (p) Billy Johnson (b) Eric McPherson (dr)

I Can’t Get Started / Little Meloane / An Additoon To The Family / It’s To You / Mari’s Soul / Gnossienne n.1 / The Magician.

(ENJA 9037) New York, 17-18 Marzo 1995.

Cause And Effect.

Abraham Burton (st) James Hurt (p) Yosuke Inoue (b) Eric McPherson (dr)

Nebulai / Dad / Cause And Effect / Forbidden Fruit / Punta Lullaby / The Last Laugh.

(Enja ENJ 9377) New York, 21-7-98.chiusura


Amsterdam, Olanda. 4/3/1933. – Amsterdam, Olanda. 29/11/1989.

Cantante autodidatta che ha iniziato la carriera con Johnny Millston, poi ha lavorato con Ted Powder e con Eddie de Haas. Nel 1958 ha collaborato con Pia Beck, poi con Piet Noordjik, con il quale si é recata in Marocco ed in Spagna. Nel 1965 ha lavorato con il pianista Frans Elsen ed ha partecipato a numerose manifestazioni con suoi gruppi. Nel 1968 ha fatto una lunga tournée in Giappone, dove ha registrato molti album. Nel 1979 si è esibita a New York accompagnata dal pianista Mike Renzi, con Buster Williams e Grady Tate. Cantante dalla apprezzabile eleganza cool, caratterizzata anche dalla notevole attenzione e precisione nella dizione dei versi delle ballads.


Ann Burton acc by Frans Elsen Orchestra.

Ann Burton (vc) Frans Elsen (p-dir) Ruud Jacobs (b) Rudy Pronk (dr) sezione di archi ed altri componenti l’orchestra non identificati.

Sing a rainbow / The wildest gal in town / Miss Otis regrets / Kansas City.

(Decca BU70017) Hilversum, 30-11-65.

Blue Burton.Ann Burton Blue Burton.

Ann Burton (vc) Piet Noordijk (sa) Louis van Dijk (p) Jacques Schols (b) John Engels (dr)

He was too good to me / You’ve changed / In the wee small hours of the morning / What good am I without you?

Amsterdam, 27-7-67.

Stesso gruppo senza Noordijk.

I can’t give you anything but love / Go away little boy / But not for me / It’s easy to remember / The good life / Sunny / Don’t explain (inedito)

(Artone MDJS-3063) Amsterdam, 28-7-67.

Ballads and Burton. Ann Burton Ballads and Burton.

Ann Burton (vc) Rudi Brink (ts) Louis van Dijk (p) Jacques Schols (b) John Engels (dr)

Try a little tenderness / Someone to watch over me / The shadow of your smile / Here’s that rainy day.

Stesso gruppo sneza Brink.

A lovely way to spend an evening / Bang bang / It never entered my mind / That old devil called love.

(Artone XDJS-5020) Nederhorst den Berg, 4-4-69.

Sings For Lovers and Other Strangers. Ann Burton Sings For Lovers and Other Strangers.

Ann Burton (vc) Rob Madna (p-org) Rob Franken (org) Wim Overgaauw (g-arr) Ruud Jacobs (b) Louis Debij o Peter Ypma (dr)

Fire and rain / For all we know / Until it’s time for you to go / A boy named Charlie Brown / Business goes on as usual / Sweet William / For no one / Got to get you into my life / Little man you’ve had a busy day / My ship.

(CBS S64485, S65243) Nederhorst den Berg, 1972.

Ann Burton.

Ann Burton (vc) Ken McCarthy (p) Kunimitsu Inaba (b) Hiroshi Murakami (dr)

Oh babe / Blue turning grey over you / It’s too late / Ain’t misbehavin’ / Simple song / My man / titolo sconosciuto.

(Epic ECPM-20) Live, Tokyo, Giappone, 16-3-73.

By Myself Alone. Ann Burton By Myself Alone.

Ann Burton (vc) Akira Miyazawa (st-fl) Masahiko Satoh (p) Sadanori Nakamure (g) Kunimitsu Inaba (b) Masahiko Ozu (dr-conga)

Let me love you / May I come in? / Love is a necessary evil / By myself alone / Yesterday and yesterdays / Birthday song / Come rain or come shine / Oh my! What a shame / I could have told you so / That old feeling / Trav’lin’ light.

(East Wind EW 7007)

Tokyo, 28-29 Aprile 1974.

Skylark. Ann Burton Skylark.

Ann Burton (vc) Frans Elsen (p) Victor Kainatsu (b)

Skylark / The days of wine and roses / What is there to stay? / Some other spring / The end of a love affair / Dream a little dream of me / The very thought of you / Baubles, bangles, and beads / Thursday’s child / It’s a pity to say good-night.

(TDK ! TDCN-5043E)

Tokyo, 14-5-77.

Burton for Certain. Ann Burton Burton for Certain.

Ann Burton (vc) Ken McCarthy (p) Kunimitsu Inaba (b) Toshio Ohsumi (dr)

I thought about you / If I were a bell / Desperado / You and me against the world / Laughing on the outside / You’d be so nice / I cover the waterfront / Rainy days and Mondays / Still crazy after all these years / I won’t cry anymore / Send in the clowns.

(Trio PAP-9070)

Tokyo, 1-2 Giugno 1977.

He’s Funny That Way. Ann Burton He’s Funny That Way.

Ann Burton (vc) Ken McCarthy (p) Kunimitsu Inaba (b) Tetsujiro Obara (dr)

Exactly like you / You’d be so nice to come home to / He’s funny that way / Lover come back to me / Rainy days and Mondays / Ain’t misbehavin’.

(Lobster LDC-1005)

Tokyo, Giugno 1977.


New York State of Mind. Ann Burton New York State of Mind.

Ann Burton (vc) Mike Renzi (p) Buster Williams (b) Grady Tate (dr)

New York state of mind / You started something / I can dream, can’t I? / All or nothing at all / Come in from the rain / Tell me more and more and then some / The night we called it a day / Something so right / All too soon / Never never land.

(CBS 84281)

New York, 4 e 9 Maggio 1979.

Some Other Spring. Ann Burton Some Other Spring.

Ann Burton (vc) Frans Elsen (p) Victor Kaihatu (b)

Dream a little dream of me / The very thought of you / Baubles, bangles and beads / Thursday’s child / It’ a pity to say goodnight / Skylark / The days of wine and roses / What is there to say? / Some other spring / The end of a love affair.

(Lobster LDC-1023)

Tokyo, 26-4-80.

Ann Burton.

Ann Burton (vc) Ken McCarthy (p) Kunimitsu Inaba (b) Tetsujiro Obara (dr)

Rainy days and Mondays / Ain’t misbehavin’ / Exactly like you / You’d be so nice to come home to / He’s funny that way.

(TDK ! TDCN-5043E) Tokyo, 28-4-80.

Am I Blue: Ann Burton and her Quartet. Ann Burton Am I Blue

Ann Burton (vc) Bob Malach (st) Rob van Kreeveld (p) John Clayton (b) Kim Plainfield (dr-perc)

Can’t face the music / I’ll be around / Did I remember? / Laughing at life / Am I blue? / I wished on the moon / I don’t want to cry anymore / On the sentimental side / I get along without you.

(Keytone KYT711)

Maggio, 1981.

Songbirds. Ann Burton Songbirds.

Ann Burton (vc) Harry Beckett (flic) Nigel Nash (st-fl) Toots Thielemans (arm) Jack Emblow (fis) Stephane Grappelli (viol) Steve Gray, Gordon Beck (p) Phil Lee (g) Hris Lawrence (b) Steve Arguelles, Harold Fisher (dr)

Way back home.

(Bainbridge BT6259)

Londra, inizio anni ’80.

Ann Burton.

Ann Burton (vc) Ack van Rooyen (tp) Rob Agerbeek (p) Harry Emmery (b) Frits Landesbergen (dr-vib)

Time was / Nobody else but me / I didn’t know what time it was / Everything happens / Gentleman friends / Dreamer / It don’t mean a thing, he ain’t got rhythm / Again / Nice and easy / I won’t dance / That’s all / Afterthoughts.

(Burtone BT003) Monster, Olanda, 3-4 Luglio 1988.chiusura


Stati Uniti, 1900 circa.

Musicista poliedrico, attivo nel South Side di Chicago intorno al 1925. La sua prima incisione la ha effettuata con Jelly Roll Morton. In seguito è entrato nei Blue Serenade di Lovie Austin, ha registrato con Jimmy O’Brien, con il pianista Jimmy Blyte, con Baby Dodds, gli State Street Ramblers. Nel 1928 ha inciso come leader e nel 1936 ha registrato in duo con la cantante Irene Sanders.chiusura


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