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Kenny Burrell

This is particularly fine work by Burrell here, a man who played in the style of and labored somewhat under the shadow of Wes Montgomery. His better records deserve careful attention in their own right, and it doesn’t take more than a single listening to understand that assimilating him to Wes is a mistake. He’s got his very unique style and touch.
With a guitar out front, the 1960s hard bop sound remains something to behold. If you have any doubts still, the opening solo by John Coltrane on the tune “I Never Knew,” tells you everything you need to know about that man’s remarkable prowess, and is worth the price of the disc alone.

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