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Kenny Burrell "My favourite jazz artist teamed with Jimmy Smith a blues dream!" L Cooper

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Kenny Burrell could do pretty much anything on his instrument. In jazz, if you needed a guitarist who could ______, you called Mr. Burrell.

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Kenny Burrell: Blue Lights, vol. 2 Label: Blue Note 1597, 1 9 5 8 Illustration: Andy Warhol Design: Reid Miles

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Kenny Burrell: Blue Lights, vol. 1 Label: Blue Note 1596 12" LP 1958 Illustration: Andy Warhol Design: Reid Miles

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Blue Note's founder was stunned when he first heard organist Jimmy Smith: "A man in convulsions, face contorted, crouched over in apparent agony, his fingers flying, his feet dancing over the pedals. The air was filled with waves of sound I had never heard before." #BlueNote75

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Happy 83rd birthday to guitarist Kenny Burrell! Read the new Blue Note Spotlight feature "Kenny Burrell: Reckoning With The Blues" about his classic 1963 album "Midnight Blue" which was just reissued on vinyl. Read the Spotlight here:

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Kenny Burrell

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MC Hammer | Oaktown 357 - - missed ! Kenny Burrell was a rapper/dancer who made untold millions in the late '80's-early '90's doing both with moves so hard and original he even had commercials. He lost it all trying to take on all of his friends to keep them off the streets and because he thought he could. After the death of Tupac Shakur and finding himself broke, he had to give it all up and is now a minister.

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