Kenny Burrell - On View at the Five Spot Cafe


Analogue Productions (Blue Note)



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ABNJ 84021
UPC: 753088402173
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No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

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A 1959 live date at the legendary club, with Art Blakey driving a band that includes Tina Brooks and alternating pianists, Bobby Timmons and Roland Hanna. Recorded live on August 25, 1959 at the Five Spot Café, New York.

Kenny Burrell, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
Tina Brooks, guitar, tenor saxophone
Roland Hanna, piano
Bobby Timmons, piano
Ben Tucker, bass


1. Birk's Works
2. Hallelujah
3. Lady Be Good
4. Lover Man
5. 36-23-36

Customer Reviews (4.67 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

very nice recording

posted on 01/18/2011
4 Stars
Considering this was live the sound quality is very good. I have never been a big fan of KB, but he does lay down some nice licks. Some of it is not very inventive. Blakey is phenomenal though, as always.

Mastering is good.

Excellent live set. Beautiful sound.

posted on 11/21/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: dmeeker
I was pleasantly surprised by the superb sound quality of this release. I think my initial hesitation may have arisen because the set was recorded live at the Five Spot, but in fact it seems that Gray and Hoffman were able to capture more aural dimension than usual here, at least to my ears. In any case, I was pleased to hear Burrell with this fine cast of characters, who all seem to bring out the best in each other. There is some nice experimentation going on here, too, a slight pushing of boundaries, which I particularly like, especially in the long-ish "Hallelujah" on side 2 (perhaps the best example of this, and simply a masterpiece) with one of the most thrilling drum solos (Blakey on mallets) I've heard on record. I think the mastering by Gray and Hoffman is mind-boggling in general, but as I've mentioned before it really showcases the muscle-y sound of authoritative drummers in particular, especially Blakey and Higgins. I'll be listening to this one over and over. Thanks, guys.

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