sábado, 31 de dezembro de 2011

Kenny Burrell - Jazzmen Detroit (1956)

Kenny Burrell - Jazzmen Detroit (1956) [Remastered 1992]
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Genre ~ Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label ~ Savoy Jazz-Japan/COCB-53953
This Savoy CD lists Kenny Burrell as session leader, but it is clearly a group effort that could easily have been attributed to Pepper Adams or pianist Tommy Flanagan. Burrell has the edge, though, in writing credits with the contribution of two tunes: the quietly assured "Your Host" and the bluesy, hard bop line "Tom's Thumb." Adams offers his leisurely, sophisticated "Apothegm" to the date. Flanagan, for his part, is pure elegance, subtlety, and swing. With the exception of drummer Kenny Clarke, all the players hail from the motor city. Coming up through the same hometown music scene may help account for the fine group interplay. It's also apparent the musicians had the luxury of working through these six tunes before sitting down to record. The result does full justice to the fine writing and arranging and allows for thoughtfully developed improvisations. Ensemble entries are crisp and assured, as are the entrances by all soloists. Burrell favors a dry, clean attack here, while Adams reins in his more full-throated tendencies. Clarke, Flanagan, and bassist Paul Chambers support with consummate taste. The overall mood may be a bit too polite, but this remains a classy, near classic performance. There's no padding, although, at 33 minutes, the running time is brief. The sound recording is excellent. ~ AllMusic
01. Afternoon in Paris (Lewis) - 5:52
02. You Turned the Tables on Me (Alter-Mitchell) - 4:41
03. Apothegm (Adams) - 5:23
04. Your Host (Burrell) - 5:17
05. Cottontail (Ellington) - 5:32
06. Tom's Thumb (Burrell) - 6:37


Kenny Burrell - guitar
Tommy Flanagan - piano
Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone
Paul Chambers - bass
Kenny Clarke - drums

Recorded in April 30 (#4-6) and May 9 (#1-3), 1956.


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