Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue
Guitarist Kenny Burrell debuted on Blue Note Records in 1956 and over the following seven years made a series of excellent albums for the label that culminated with his masterwork Midnight Blue. Recorded in 1963, the album waded deep into the blues, conjuring an alluring late-night vibe with a profoundly soulful cast including tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, bassist Major Holley, Jr., drummer Bill English, and Ray Barretto on congas.
Burrell originals including “Chitlins con Carne,” “Midnight Blue,” “Saturday Night Blues,” and the stunning solo guitar piece “Soul Lament” set the tone for this timeless classic adorned by one of the all-time great Reid Miles cover designs.
BLUE NOTE CLASSIC VINYL EDITION: mono, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal, padded inner sleeves.
A1 Chitlins Con Carne
A3 Soul Lament
B1 Midnight Blue
B2 Wavy Gravy
B3 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
B4 Saturday Night Blues
Guitar: Kenny Burrell, Tenor Saxophone: Stanley Turrentine, Bass: Major Holley, Drums: Bill English, Congas: Ray Barretto