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Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane [Original recording remastered, Import]

John Coltrane, john Coltrane Kenny Burrell Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 Mar 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Prestige
  • ASIN: B000EMGIG4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,872 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  5. Big Paul14:04Album Only

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent all star jam session... 20 May 2012
Format:Audio CD
I put this CD in player recently having neglected it for a while. What a lovely surprise! This album is the living embodiment of critics like to call 'straight ahead' jazz. In other words, a no frills, swinging, accent on solos, affair. That sounds all a bit demeaning. The playing of course is top of the line,not only because of the leaders efforts but also the presence of the stellar backing band in the form of Jimmy Cobb,Paul Chambers and Tommy Flannagan.The tunes are memorable even if they fall short of classic status. This session was recorded in 1958 and still sounds alive, warm and vibrant.

Burrell is a brilliant guitarist- ever tasteful, always ready with a swinging idea or two but never guilty of overplaying or dependence on signature licks. He has taken the jazz -blues style of Charlie Christian and added his own indefinable but instantly recognizable 'thing'. In a way, he is the reason why this session works so well, simply because on tracks like the perky album opener 'Freight Trane' he more keeps up with Coltrane in the solo stakes but also has sense to lay back when required. John Coltrane plays with his usual combination of great tone,passion and technical facility.He responds beautifully to Burrell's sense of restraint and economy,so that he too remains disciplined and focused on the overall group sound.Proof of this comes in the ballad 'Why Was I Born',an outstanding example of how well the pair work together. Coltrane plays the melody with all the feeling he has at his command, whilst Kenny plays tasteful little fills to support his co-principle. Absolutely stunning!

O.K , it is not by any means the most essential disc in either man's output, but it is very nice to get it the CD player on occasion. Friends who have heard this set, often comment on just what a great listen it is, I think you'll find likewise!
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5.0 out of 5 stars happy 5 Feb 2014
By cpv
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
this was exactly what I had hoped for, very satisfied customer will be coming back.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fine '50's session, great guitarist 24 Feb 2007
By Avid - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I have to say, I love this recording partly because it was one of the first jazz LP's I ever bought. As a teenage guitarist, bored with rock players, I went looking for some jazz guitar. When I saw the original cover, with Burrell holding a big fat D'Angelico archtop guitar, I snatched it up. Jazz aficionados will recognize the Prestige records sound from the period - kind of a jam session, the players probably had minimal rehearsal time, very bluesy, very comfortable with the music - just as they'd recognize the Blue Note sound of the same period. The playing is excellent on all counts. There's a beautiful duet - Coltrane/Burrell - that's worth the price of the CD by itself. Coltrane fans probably don't need this CD if they have other Prestige Coltrane, unless they want to hear him sharing the spotlight with a guitarplayer. Flanagan is good but maybe takes up too much solo time. Guitar players though, definitely should check this out. Burrell was consistently Downbeat guitar player of the year back in this era, and this recording contains some of his nicest, extended soloing I've heard. In subsequent years, Burrell's playing lost its teeth (for me at least), in favor of elegance, though he still remained a great player.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars no eye popping blowing session 24 Jan 2008
By jimmy Y. - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Coltrane played with Mile, the Duke, Monk, and Saunders, and some time was spent with Shepp and Dolphy for sure. With each, Coltrane modified his sound to remain distinct yet give a more full experience when accompanying, or in duet with, these other musicians. That's why on this album you get Coltrane playing mainsteam swinging jazz: he's playing alongside Burrell, not Jimi Hendrix or Sonny Sharrock. One reviewer stated that this is the Coltrane album to buy last, only after you own all of his others (or sometime like that). Not true. The ballads are sensitive, just as Coltrane was sensitive to the art of Johnny Hartman. But if you want Coltrane blowing a lot of 1/32th notes at full volume, this isn't it. Who is the leader here? I don't know, but Burrell is on top of his game, and Coltrane has yet to throw conventional song structures out the window. I like all the numbers, although Big Paul is a bit long. Nice to play in the car, in bed, or when I don't have the chance to give my full attention the way later albums would demand for full comprehension. Freight Trane is a five star number, and is faster than a freight train and just as heavy. Enjoy.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 - Some Of The Best Jazz Guitar 3 Mar 2012
By Misterian - Published on
Format:Audio CD
If you love jazz guitar, you can't do much better than this CD. Kenny Burrell is masterful in this session, and when you pair him with the galaxy's most inventive tenor player, John Coltrane, the results are going to be good. Their chemistry is remarkable. The sound quality is substantially better than my old LP, but it's still only something like 38 minutes long. Bonus tracks would have taken this CD to 5 stars, and beyond!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite collaborations between Trane and Burrell 2 Jan 2014
By Mike Tarrani - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This album and Cats are two outstanding collaborations between John Coltrane and Kenny Burrell. Of the two I would have to toss a coin to pick a favorite. You can let the sound samples on this page help you decide about this album. Compare it to Cats that I mentioned and you will hear a striking similarity in how musically on the same page Trane and Burrell were.

I love this particular album because it allows Coltrane to stretch a bit, and it scales down on 'Why Was I Born?' to a duet between Coltrane and Burrell, which is further evidence of the synergy between the two during this period. Of course, the core rhythm section on the remaining tracks - Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy cobb on drums - are perfect for both Coltrans and Burrell.

Another thing I love is this is from one of my favorite periods in US jazz. It has that vibe that clearly shows the Prestige imprint on the music. Oc course this album also has the Rudy van Gelder touch since it was recorded in his Hackensack, NJ studio on March 7, 1958.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fine addition to my jazz collection 28 Dec 2006
By Matthew Hanley - Published on
Format:Audio CD
"Why Was I Born?" - a great example of electric guitar meets saxophone. Great stuff.
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