Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kenny Burrell – Soul Call (2001)

Kenny Burrell – Soul Call (2001)
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Genre ~ Hard-Bop, Guitar | Label ~ Prestige/JVC(xrcd)

Guitarist Kenny Burrell alternates blues and ballads on this swinging quintet set with pianist Will Davis, bassist Martin Rivera, drummer Bill English, and Ray Barretto on congas. The music is melodic and boppish, although no real surprises occur. By this time, Burrell was a very respectful player, upholding the tradition rather than offering any real innovations. This CD reissue will still be enjoyed by his fans. ~Allmusic

01. I’m Just a Lucky So and So (5:16)
02. Mark One (7:12)
03. A Sleepin’ Bee (4:26)
04. Soul Call (7:23)
05. Kenny’s Theme (5:01)
06. Here’s that Rainy Day (4:16)
07. Oh Henry (3:04)

Kenny Burrell – guitar
Will Davis – piano
Martin Riviera – bass
Bill English – drums
Ray Barretto – conga

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; April 7, 1964
Produced by Ozzie Cadena
Recording Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
JVC/xrcd2 produced by Akira Taguchi
xrcd2 mastering by Alan Yoshida, at Ocean Way/JVC Mastering; Hollywood, California
xrcd2 series art direction by Peter Grant
Creative Direction: Joe Harley
Project Coordinator: Kevin Berg
Liner notes by Michael Gold