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  2/13/2018 Kenny Burrell - Wikipedia 1/11 Kenny Burrell Burrell in Buffalo, New York, 1977 Backgr ound informationBirth name Kenneth EarlBurrell Born July 31, 1931 Detroit, Michigan,U.S. Genres Jazz, blues, soul jazz Occupation(s) Musician,educator  Instruments Guitar   Years active 1951–present Labels Blue Note,Prestige, Verve,Fantasy,Fortune, ConcordJazz, Highnote Associated acts Jimmy Smith,StanleyTurrentine K enn y Burrell Kenneth Earl Burrell  ( born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist known for his work on the Blue Note label. His collaborations with Jimmy Smith produced the 1965  Billboard   Top Twenty hit album Organ Grinder Swing . [1]  He has cited jazz guitarists Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt as influences, along with blues guitarists T-Bone Walker andMuddy Waters. [2][3][4] Burrell is a professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb AlpertSchool of Music. [5] BiographyAwardsDiscography  As leader Compilations As sideman ReferencesExternal links Burrell was born in Detroit, Michigan. Both his parents playedinstruments, [6]  and he began playing guitar at the age of 12. He went on to stud y composition and theory with Louis Cabara and classical guitar with Joe Fava. While a student at Wayne State University, he made his recording debut as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's sextet in 1951, followed by the Rose of Tangier/Ground Round single recorded under his own nameat Fortune Records in Detroit. While in college, Burrell founded the New  World Music Society collective with fellow Detroit musicians Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd, Elvin Jones, and Yusef Lateef. [2][3][4][5] Burrell toured with Oscar Peterson after graduating in 1955 [6]  and thenmoved to New York City in 1956 with pianist Tommy Flanagan. Withinmonths, Burrell had recorded his first album as leader for Blue Note and both he and Flanagan were sought-after as sidemen and studio musicians,performing with singers Tony Bennett and Lena Horne and recording withBillie Holiday, Jimmy Smith, Gene Ammons, and Kenny Dorham, amongothers. From 1957 to 1959, Burrell occupied the former chair of CharlieChristian in Benny Goodman's band. Since his New York debut Burrell has had a prolific recording career, and criticshave cited The Cats  with John Coltrane in 1957,  Midnight Blue  with Stanley Turrentine in 1963, and Guitar Forms  with arranger Gil Evans in 1965 as particular highlights. [2][3][4] ContentsBiography   2/13/2018 Kenny Burrell - Wikipedia 2/11 In 1978, he began teaching a course at UCLA called Ellingtonia, examining the life and accomplishments of DukeEllington. Although the two never collaborated directly, Ellington called Burrell his favorite guitarist , and Burrell hasrecorded a number of tributes to and interpretations of Ellington's works. Since 1996, Burrell has served as Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA, mentoring such notable alumni as Gretchen Parlato and Kamasi Washington. [4][5][7][8] Burrell has won several jazz polls in Japan and the United Kingdom as well as in the United States. Burrell wrote,arranged, and performed on the 1998 Grammy Award-winning album  Dear Ella  by Dee Dee Bridgewater, received the2004 Jazz Educator of the Year Award from  Down Beat  , and was named a 2005 NEA Jazz Master. [4] Introducing Kenny Burrell   (Blue Note, 1956) Kenny Burrell Volume 2   (Blue Note, 1956) Swingin'   (Blue Note, 1956 [rel. 1980])  All Night Long   (Prestige, 1956)  All Day Long   (Prestige, 1957) Earthy   (Prestige, 1957) Kenny Burrell   (Prestige, 1957) 2 Guitars  (Prestige, 1957) with Jimmy Raney K. B. Blues  (Blue Note, 1957 [rel. 1979]) Monday Stroll   (Savoy, 1957) with Frank Wess reissue of Opus in Swing Just Wailin'   (New Jazz, 1958) with Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse, Mal Waldron Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane  (Prestige, 1958) with John Coltrane Blue Lights Volume 1  (Blue Note, 1958) Blue Lights Volume 2   (Blue Note, 1958) On View at the Five Spot Cafe  (Blue Note, 1959)  A Night at the Vanguard   (Argo, 1959) Weaver of Dreams  (Columbia, 1960–61) Bluesin' Around   (Columbia, 1961–62 [rel. 1983]) Bluesy Burrell   (Moodsville, 1962) Midnight Blue  (Blue Note, 1963) Crash!   (Prestige, 1963) with Jack McDuff  Lotsa Bossa Nova!   (Kapp, 1963) Blue Bash!   (Verve, 1963) with Jimmy Smith Travelin' Light   (Prestige, 1964) with Shirley Scott Soul Call   (Prestige, 1964) Freedom  (Blue Note, 1963–64 [rel. 1980]) Guitar Forms  (Verve, 1965) The Tender Gender   (Cadet, 1966) Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas  (Cadet, 1966)  A Generation Ago Today   (Verve, 1966–67) Ode to 52nd Street   (Cadet, 1967) Blues – The Common Ground   (Verve, 1967–68) Night Song   (Verve, 1968–69)  Asphalt Canyon Suite  (Verve, 1969) God Bless the Child   (CTI, 1971) 'Round Midnight   (Fantasy, 1972) Both Feet on the Ground   (Fantasy, 1973)  wardsDiscography  As leader   2/13/2018 Kenny Burrell - Wikipedia 3/11 Up the Street, 'Round the Corner, Down the Block   (Fantasy, 1974) Stormy Monday   (Fantasy, 1974 [rel. 1978]) Ellington Is Forever   (Fantasy, 1975) Ellington Is Forever Volume Two  (Fantasy, 1975 [rel. 1977]) Sky Street   (Fantasy, 1976) Prime: Live at the Downtown Room  (HighNote, 1976 [rel. 2009]) Tin Tin Deo  (Concord, 1977) Handcrafted   (Muse, 1978) When Lights Are Low   (Concord, 1978) Live at the Village Vanguard   (Muse, 1978 [rel. 1980]) Kenny Burrell in New York   (Muse, 1978 [rel. 1981]) Moon and Sand   (Concord, 1979) Heritige  (Audio Source/Voss, 1980) Listen to the Dawn  (Muse, 1980 [rel. 1983]) Groovin' High  (Muse, 1981 [rel. 1984])  A la Carte  [live] (Muse, 1983 [rel. 1985]) Ellington a la Carte  (Muse, 1983 [rel. 1991]) Togethering   (Blue Note, 1985) with Grover Washington Jr. Generation  (featuring the Jazz Guitar Band) (Blue Note, 1986) Pieces of Blue and the Blues  (featuring the Jazz Guitar Band) (Blue Note, 1986 [rel. 1988]) Guiding Spirit: Recorded Live at the Village Vanguard   (Contemporary, 1989) Sunup to Sundown  (Contemporary, 1991) Midnight at the Village Vanguard   (Evidence, 1993) Then Along Came Kenny: Live at the Village Vanguard   (Evidence, 1993) Lotus Blossom  (Concord, 1995) Live at the Blue Note  (featuring the Jazz Heritage All Stars) (Concord, 1996) Love is the Answer   (featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem) (Concord Concerto, 1997) Lucky So and So  (Concord, 2000) Blue Muse  (Concord, 2002) The Ralph J. Bunche Suite  (UCLA Ethnomusicology, 2006) 75th Birthday Bash Live!   (Blue Note, 2006) with Gerald Wilson Orchestra Tenderly: Solo Guitar Concert   (HighNote, 2007 [rel. 2011]) Be Yourself: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola  (HighNote, 2008 [rel. 2010]) Special Requests (and Other Favorites): Live at Catalina's  (HighNote, 2013) The Road to Love  (HighNote, 2015) Unlimited 1: Live at Catalina's  (featuring the Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra) (HighNote, 2016) Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Giants  [Prestige/Fantasy/Contemporary/Milestone material] (Fantasy, 1998) Laid Back   [Muse material] (32 Jazz, 1998) 12–15–78   (32 Jazz, 1999) – compiles Live at the Village Vanguard  , and Kenny Burrell in New York  . Introducing Kenny Burrell: The First Blue Note Sessions  (Blue Note, 2000) – compiles Introducing Kenny Burrell  , Kenny Burrell Volume 2  , and K. B. Blues . Jazzmen Detroit   – with Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke (Savoy, 1956) (alsoreleased as Kenny Clarke Meets the Detroit Jazzmen )  With Nat Adderley  Little Big Horn  (Riverside, 1963)  With Mose Allison CompilationsAs sideman  2/13/2018 Kenny Burrell - Wikipedia 4/11 Ever Since the World Ended   (Blue Note, 1987)  With Gene Ammons Funky   (Prestige, 1956) Jammin' in Hi Fi with Gene Ammons  (Prestige, 1957) Bad! Bossa Nova  (Prestige, 1962)  With Ernestine Anderson My Kinda Swing   (Mercury, 1960)  With Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong and His Friends  (Flying Dutchman, 1970)  With Sil Austin and Red Prysock  Battle Royale  (Mercury, 1959)  With Chet Baker Chet   (Riverside, 1959) Baby Breeze  (Limelight, 1965)  With Ray Barretto Portraits in Jazz and Clave  (RCA, 2000)  With Bill Barron West Side Story Bossa Nova  (Dauntless, 1963)  With Tony Bennett Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall   (Columbia, 1962)  With Andy Bey  Now! Hear!   (Prestige, 1964) 'Round Midnight   (Prestige, 1965)  With Betty Blake Betty Blake Sings in a Tender Mood   (Bethlehem, 1960)  With Eddie Bonnemere Jazz Orient Ed   (Prestige, 1964)  With Pat Bowie Out of Sight!   (Prestige, 1965)  With Dee Dee Bridgewater Dear Ella  (Verve, 1997)  With Ronnell Bright Bright's Spot   (Savoy, 1956)  With James Brown Please Please Please  (King, 1959) Try Me!   (King, 1959)  With Ray Brown Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists  (Telarc, 2002)
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