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Kenneth Earl Burrell (born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist known for his work on the Blue Note label. His collaborations with Jimmy Smith produced the 1965 Billboard Top Twenty hit album Organ Grinder Swing. He has cited jazz guitarists Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt as influences, along with blues guitarists T-Bone Walker and Muddy Waters.

Burrell is a professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Introducing Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell 2
1956 Jazzmen: Detroit Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke 1
1956 Kenny Burrell (recorded for Blue Note) Kenny Burrell 1
1956 Opus in Swing Kenny Burrell 2
1957 2 Guitars Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Raney 2
1957 After Hours Kenny Burrell / Thad Jones 2
1957 All Day Long Kenny Burrell 2
1957 All Night Long Kenny Burrell 5
1957 Earthy Kenny Burrell, Art Farmer, Hal McKusick, Mal Waldron, Teddy Kotick, Ed Thigpen 1
1957 Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors Idrees Sulieman, Webster Young, John Coltrane & Bobby Jaspar with Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers & Art Taylor 3
1957 John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell 3
1957 Kenny Burrell (recorded for Prestige) Kenny Burrell 4
1958 Blue Lights, Volume 1 Kenny Burrell 2
1958 Blue Lights, Volume 2 Kenny Burrell 2
1959 The Cats Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell & Idrees Sulieman 5
1961 Weaver Of Dreams Kenny Burrell 1
1962 Bluesy Burrell Kenny Burrell with Coleman Hawkins 5
1962 Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane 6
1963 Blue Bash! Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith 2
1963 Crash! Kenny Burrell with The Brother Jack McDuff Quartet 1
1963 Midnight Blue Kenny Burrell 8
1964 Desert Winds Illinois Jacquet with Kenny Burrell 3
1964 On the Trail Jimmy Heath Quintet featuring Kenny Burrell and Wynton Kelly 3
1964 Soul Call Kenny Burrell 2
1965 Body & Soul Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Frank Foster, Hank Mobley, Mal Waldron, Curtis Fuller, Paul Quinichette, Hank Jones 1
1965 Guitar Forms Kenny Burrell 3
1966 Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas Kenny Burrell 2
1966 The Tender Gender Kenny Burrell 2
1967 A Generation Ago Today Kenny Burrell 2
1967 Ode to 52nd Street Kenny Burrell 2
1968 Blues – The Common Ground Kenny Burrell 2
1968 Night Song Kenny Burrell 1
1969 Asphalt Canyon Suite Kenny Burrell 1
1971 God Bless the Child Kenny Burrell 4
1972 ’Round Midnight Kenny Burrell 3
1973 Both Feet on the Ground Kenny Burrell 1
1975 Ellington Is Forever Kenny Burrell 2
1977 Tin Tin Deo Kenny Burrell 1
1977 Ellington Is Forever, Volume 2 Kenny Burrell 2
1977 Quintessence Bill Evans, Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown & Philly Joe Jones 5
1978 Handcrafted Kenny Burrell 1
1979 K. B. Blues (1957 recording) Kenny Burrell 1
1979 When Lights Are Low Kenny Burrell 1
1980 Heritage Kenny Burrell 2
1980 Moon and Sand Kenny Burrell 2
1984 Groovin’ High Kenny Burrell 1
1985 Togethering Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington, Jr. 2
1991 Sunup to Sundown Kenny Burrell 1
1995 Lotus Blossom Kenny Burrell 1
1996 Confessin' The Blues Billie Poole With The Junior Mance Trio And Kenny Burrell 1
1997 Blue Lights, Volumes 1 & 2 Kenny Burrell 1
1998 Collaboration Kenny Burrell & LaMont Johnson 1
2001 Lucky So And So Kenny Burrell 1
2003 Blue Muse Kenny Burrell 1
Blue Lights Volume 2 Kenny Burrell 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Bluesin' Around Kenny Burrell 1
1994 Crash! Jack McDuff feat. Kenny Burrell 1
1995 The Best of Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell 1
1995 Verve Jazz Masters 45 Kenny Burrell 1
1995 Soulero Kenny Burrell 1
1996 Jazz Guitar Django Reinhardt, Kenny Burrell, Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery & George Benson 1
1998 Guitare / Autour de Minuit Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass, Jimmy Raney, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Elek Bacsik, Jim Hall, René Thomas, Johnny Smith, Tal Farlow & Kenny Burrell 1
1998 Laid Back Kenny Burrell 2
2002 Moten Swing! Kenny Burrell 2
2002 Stolen Moments Kenny Burrell 1
2003 Warner Jazz- les incontournables Kenny Burrell 1
2005 The Artist Selects Kenny Burrell 1
2005 Prestige Profiles: Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell 2
2006 Stormy Monday Blues Kenny Burrell 1
2007 All Day Long & All Night Long Kenny Burrell 1
2010 Standards: Great Songs/Great Performances Kenny Burrell 1
2014 Kenny Burrell 7 Classic Albums Vol.2 Kenny Burrell 1
Ballad Essentials Kenny Burrell 1
The Concord Jazz Heritage Series Kenny Burrell 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 On View at the Five Spot Cafe Kenny Burrell 4
1972 Newport in New York '72 - The Jam Sessions, Volume 2 Big Black, John Blair, Kenny Burrell, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Bennie Green, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, Max Roach, Mary Lou Williams 1
1988 Pieces of Blue and the Blues Kenny Burrell 1
1994 The Master Jimmy Smith Trio featuring Kenny Burrell 1
1994 Midnight at the Village Vanguard (1993-08-28) Kenny Burrell 1
1997 The Master II Jimmy Smith Trio featuring Kenny Burrell 1
2007 75th Birthday Bash Live! Kenny Burrell 1
2009 Live At The Downtown Room Kenny Burrell 1
2011 Tenderly Kenny Burrell 1
2013 Special Requests (& Other Favorites) Kenny Burrell 1
From Vanguard with Love Kenny Burrell 1
Live at the Village Vanguard (1978-12-15) Kenny Burrell 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 5 Original Albums Kenny Burrell 1

Broadcast

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Kenny Burrell 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Kenny Burrell And The Jazz Giants Kenny Burrell 1
Love Is the Answer Kenny Burrell 1

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