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Kenny Burrell On Piano Jazz

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Kenny Burrell. (UCLA)

Guitarist Kenny Burrell has been called a "cool, controlled romantic" whose textured playing is "subtle yet sensual, meditative, exultant, wry and intimate." He's one of the most lyrical guitarists on the jazz scene — in fact, he was Duke Ellington's favorite guitar improviser.

Burrell delights on this 1993 episode of Piano Jazz with a solo performance of "Round Midnight," and he joins host Marian McPartland for "Don't Worry 'Bout Me."

Originally broadcast in the spring of 1993.

Set List

  • "Listen To The Dawn" (Burrell)
  • "Round Midnight" (Monk, Hannighen, Williams)
  • "I'm Old Fashioned" (Kern, Mercer)
  • "All Too Soon" (Ellington, Sigman)
  • "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" (Bloom, Koehler)
  • "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" (Landesman, Wolf)
  • "I'm Just A Lucky So And So" (Ellington, Mack)
  • "Rain Check" (Strayhorn)

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