Monday, October 8, 2012

Kenny Burrell - God Bless The Child

Year : 1971
Label : CTI
Genre : Jazz
Style : Fusion, Jazz Guitar

The unique album for CTI by american guitarist Kenny Burrell. He was influenced by the most famous jazz guitarists as Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery. He started in the fifties with Oscar Peterson, was sideman for Dizzie Gillepsie, Paul Chambers, Milt Jackson or Jimmy Smith. His line-up features incredible players as Ron Carter, Ray Barretto, Richard Wyands, Hubert Laws, Freddie Hubbard, Billy Cobham plus guests, on Love Is The Answer Airto Moreira (percussion) and Hugh Lawson (piano & electric piano). This magnificent crossover jazz album is served by a string orchestra with the beautiful arrangements and the direction of Don Sebesky. Recorded at studio Rudy Van Gelder and produced by Creed Taylor.

Kenny Burrell_guitar
Ron Carter_bass
Richard Wyands_electric piano
Billy Cobham_drums
Hubert Laws_flute
Freddie Hubbard_trumpet
Ray Barretto_percussion

01. Be Yourself
02. Love Is The Answer
03. Do What You Gotta Do
04. A Child Is Born (T.Jones)
05. God Bless The Child (B.Holiday/A.Herzog Jr)
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