Kenny Burrell – Kenny Burrell (1957)

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Kenny Burrell (also reissued as Blue Moods) is an album by guitarist Kenny Burrell recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Guitarist Kenny Burrell, 25 at the time, is heard during one of his earlier sessions playing in his already recognizable straight-ahead style with a quintet that also features the underrated baritonist Cecil Payne, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Elvin Jones. This album is a bit brief in time (just over 36 minutes) but contains plenty of fine swinging on tunes such as “Don’t Cry Baby,” “Drum Boogie,” “All of You” and Bud Powell’s “Strictly Confidential.” It’s enjoyable music (

Track listing:
All compositions by Kenny Burrell except as indicated

“Don’t Cry Baby” (Saul Bernie, James P. Johnson, Stella Unger) – 8:20
“Drum Boogie” (Roy Eldridge, Gene Krupa) – 9:14
“Strictly Confidential” (Bud Powell) – 6:25
“All of You” (Cole Porter) – 6:17
“Perception” – 6:05

Kenny Burrell – guitar
Cecil Payne – baritone saxophone (tracks 1-3 & 5)
Tommy Flanagan – piano
Doug Watkins – bass
Elvin Jones – drums

Released: 1957
Recorded: February 1, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Length: 36:21
Label: Prestige
PRLP 7088
Producer: Bob Weinstock