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Kenny Burrell

g, *1931 US, Detroit
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Kenneth Earl Burrell K.B. Groovington

Kenneth Earl "Kenny" Burrell (born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist known for his collaborations with Jimmy Smith, including 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 musicians T-Bone Walker and Muddy Waters. Burrell also serves as a professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Midnight Blue - Remastered on Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
Chitlins Con Carne on Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
Merry Christmas Baby on Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas by Kenny Burrell
Mule - Remastered on Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You - Remastered on Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
Soul Lament - Remastered 1999/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas on Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas by Kenny Burrell
Asphalt Canyon Blues on Togethering by Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington, Jr.
The Christmas Song on Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas by Kenny Burrell
Saturday Night Blues - Remastered on Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The Complete Albums Collection 1956-1957Kenny Burrell2016Compil.
Unlimited 1 (Live At Catalina's)Kenny Burrell And The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra2016Album
The Complete Albums Collection 1957-1962Kenny Burrell2016Compil.
5 Original AlbumsKenny Burrell2016Album
Complete 1957-59 SessionsJimmy Smith Trio With Kenny Burrell2016Compil.
Bluesey BurrellKenny Burrell With Coleman Hawkins2016Album
11 Greatest Jazz HitsKenny Burrell2015Album
The Road To LoveKenny Burrell2015Album
Seven Classic Albums Vol. 2Kenny Burrell2014Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsKenny Burrell2013Compil.
Desafinado + Bluesy BurrellColeman Hawkins, Kenny Burrell2013Compil.
Special Requests (And Other Favorites) Live At Catalina'sKenny Burrell2013Album
The Bluesin' Around SessionsKenny Burrell2013Album
On View At The Five Spot CafeKenny Burrell with Art Blakey2011Album
TenderlyKenny Burrell2011Album
Guitar FormsKenny Burrell2011Album
StandardsKenny Burrell2010Compil.
Be YourselfKenny Burrell2010Album
All Day Long / All Night LongKenny Burrell2010Compil.
Prime Live At The Downtown RoomKenny Burrell2009Album
Milt Jackson & The Jazz Giants, Bean Bags plus Bag´s OpusMilt Jackson, Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Art Farmer, Paul Chambers2009Compil.
Midnight In DetroitKenny Burrell2008Compil.
75th Birthday Bash Live!Kenny Burrell2007Album
DelilahKenny Burrell2007Compil.
Prestige ProfilesKenny Burrell2006Compil.
'Round MidnightKenny Burrell2006Album
In A Mellow ToneKenny Burrell2006Compil.
The Best OfKenny Burrell2005Compil.
Ballad EssentialsKenny Burrell2005Compil.
The Artist SelectsKenny Burrell2005Compil.
Blue MuseKenny Burrell2003Album
Stolen MomentsKenny Burrell2002Compil.
Moten Swing!Kenny Burrell2002Compil.
Lucky So And SoKenny Burrell2001Album
Stormy Monday BluesKenny Burrell2001Compil.
HandcraftedKenny Burrell2000Album
Stolen MomentsKenny Burrell2000Compil.
Introducing Kenny Burrell The First Blue Note SessionsKenny Burrell2000Compil.
HandcraftedKenny Burrell2000Album
At The Village VanguardKenny Burrell1999Compil.
12-15-78Kenny Burrell1999Compil.
The Gold CollectionKenny Burrell1999Album
The Concord Jazz Heritage SeriesKenny Burrell1998Compil.
Laid BackKenny Burrell1998Compil.
Love Is The AnswerKenny Burrell Featuring The Boys Choir Of Harlem1998Album
Kenny Burrell and the Jazz GiantsKenny Burrell1998Compil.
Blue Lights Volumes 1&2Kenny Burrell1997Compil.
Blue Lights Volume TwoKenny Burrell1997Album
Live At The Blue NoteKenny Burrell1996Album
Kenny Burrell, Vol. 3Kenny Burrell1996Compil.
Then Along Came KennyKenny Burrell1996Album
Blues FuseKenny Burrell1995Compil.
The Best Of Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell1995Compil.
SouleroKenny Burrell1995Compil.
SouleroKenny Burrell1995Compil.
Verve Jazz Masters 45Kenny Burrell1995Compil.
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Kenny BurrellMarian McPartland / Kenny Burrell1995Album
Lotus BlossomKenny Burrell1995Album
Crash!Brother Jack McDuff Featuring Kenny Burrell1994Compil.
Midnight At The Village VanguardKenny Burrell1994Album
No ProblemRay Bryant, Kenny Burrell1994Album
Ellington A La CarteKenny Burrell1993Album
So Easy To RememberStéphane Grappelli, Kenny Burrell, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ron Carter, Grady Tate1993Album
On Chess Volume 1 - A Night At The VanguardKenny Burrell1991Album
Sunup To SundownKenny Burrell1991Album
Beyond The BluebirdTommy Flanagan Trio, Kenny Burrell1991Album
On Chess Volume 2 - A Night At The VanguardKenny Burrell1991Album
Riding High Plus Jazz Symphonies Solo Brothers & Professor JiveFreddie Hubbard And Friends: Clark Terry, Jon Hendricks, Jon Faddis, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Fortune, Joe Beck1989Album
A La CarteKenny Burrell With Rufus Reid1985Album
TogetheringKenny Burrell & Grover Washington, Jr.1985Album
Groovin' HighKenny Burrell1984Album
Bluesin' AroundKenny Burrell1983Album
Listen To The DawnKenny Burrell, Rufus Reid, Ben Riley1983Album
Kenny Burrell And Grant GreenKenny Burrell & Grant Green1983Compil.
In New YorkKenny Burrell1983Album
All NIght Long / All Day Long / After HoursKenny Burrell1983Album
For DukeKenny Burrell1982Compil.
Newport Jazz Festival 1972 Volume IB.B. King Special Guest Artists Kenny Burrell, Roy Haynes, Joe Newman, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Smith, Clark Terry1982Compil.
After HoursThad Jones, Kenny Burrell, Frank Wess, Mal Waldron, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Teddy Charles, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones1982Compil.
Second ComingJimmy Smith ,With Kenny Burrell, Grady Tate1981Album
In New YorkKenny Burrell1981Album
MoonglowKenny Burrell And Coleman Hawkins1981Compil.
Swingin'Kenny Burrell1980Album
For DukeKenny Burrell1980Compil.
Live At The Village VanguardKenny Burrell1980Album
Moon And SandKenny Burrell1980Album
HeritageKenny Burrell1980Album
FreedomKenny Burrell1979Album
K.B.BluesKenny Burrell1979Album
When Lights Are LowKenny Burrell1979Album
Stormy MondayKenny Burrell1978Album
Monday StrollKenny Burrell With Frank Wess1978Album
The Artistry Of Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell1978Compil.
HandcraftedKenny Burrell1978Album
CTI POWERFreddie Hubbard, Bill Evans, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws, Kenny Burrell1977Album
Ellington Is Forever, Volume TwoKenny Burrell1977Album
Tin Tin DeoKenny Burrell1977Album
Kenny Burrell / John ColtraneKenny Burrell / John Coltrane1976Compil.
RecapitulationKenny Burrell1976Compil.
Sky StreetKenny Burrell1976Album
Ellington Is ForeverKenny Burrell1975Album
Screaming MothersErnie Wilkins Featuring: Joe Newman, Snooky Young, David Spinozza, Grady Tate, Chuck Rainey, Hubert Laws, Woody Shaw, Kenny Burrell1974Album
Newport Jazz Festival JapanJoe Newman, Art Farmer, Illinois Jacquet, James Moody, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, Jack Six, Roy Haynes1974Album
Up The Street, 'Round The Corner, Down The BlockKenny Burrell1974Album
All Day Long & All Night LongKenny Burrell1973Compil.
Previously Unreleased RecordingsGil Evans And His Orchestra, Kenny Burrell & Phil Woods1973Album
Both Feet On The GroundKenny Burrell1973Album
Previously Unreleased RecordingsGil Evans And His Orchestra, Kenny Burrell & Phil Woods1973Album
Cool Cookin'Kenny Burrell1972Compil.
'Round MidnightKenny Burrell1972Album
God Bless The ChildKenny Burrell1971Album
Guitar Genius In JapanKenny Burrell, Attila Zoller, Jim Hall1970Album
Night SongKenny Burrell1969Album
Asphalt Canyon SuiteKenny Burrell1969Album
The Preacher / Burning SpearKenny Burrell1968Single
Blues - The Common GroundKenny Burrell1968Album
Blues Fuse / RecapitualtionKenny Burrell1968Single
SouleroKenny Burrell1967Single
Ode To 52nd StreetKenny Burrell1967Album
A Generation Ago TodayKenny Burrell1967Album
Have Yourself A Soulful Little ChristmasKenny Burrell1966Album
Hot BossaKenny Burrell1966Single
Have Yourself A Soulful Little ChristmasKenny Burrell1966Album
The Best Of Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell1966Compil.
The Little Drummer BoyKenny Burrell1966Single
Body & SoulDonald Byrd · Kenny Burrell · Frank Foster · Hank Mobley · Mal Waldron · Curtis Fuller · Paul Quinichette · Hank Jones, The Prestige All Stars1965Album
Loie / DownstairsKenny Burrell1965Single
Guitar SoulKenny Burrell / Bill Jennings / Tiny Grimes1965Album
GuitarKenny Burrell1965Compil.
Sylvia Is!Sylvia Syms With Kenny Burrell1965Album
The Organ Grinder's SwingJimmy Smith With Kenny Burrell And Grady Tate1965Single
Guitar FormsKenny Burrell1965Album
Organ Grinder SwingJimmy Smith Featuring Kenny Burrell And Grady Tate1965Album
On The TrailJimmy Heath Quintet Featuring Kenny Burrell And Wynton Kelly1965Album
Soul CallKenny Burrell1964Album
Crash!Kenny Burrell With The Brother Jack McDuff Quartet1964Album
Soul Call / Kenny's ThemeKenny Burrell1964Single
Blue BashKenny Burrell / Jimmy Smith1964Single
Travelin' LightShirley Scott & Kenny Burrell1964Album
Jazz InterplayJohn Coltrane / Kenny Burrell / Jackie McLean / Mal Waldron1964Compil.
I Thought About YouKenny Burrell1963Single
Freight TraneKenny Burrell1963Single
Bluesey BurrellKenny Burrell With Coleman Hawkins1963Album
I Love Paris / Here 'T IsThe Ramsey Lewis Trio1963Single
!!! More !!! (Theme From Mondo Cane)Kai Winding Featuring Kenny Burrell1963Album
Midnight BlueKenny Burrell1963Album
More (Thème Du Film: "Mondo Cane")Kai Winding Avec Kenny Burrell1963Single
Chittlins Con CarneKenny Burrell1963Single
Don't Cry Baby / Drum BoogieKenny Burrell1963Single
Confessin' The BluesBillie Poole With Junior Mance Trio And Kenny Burrell1963Album
Blue Bash!Kenny Burrell / Jimmy Smith1963Album
!!! More !!! (Theme From Mondo Cane)Kai Winding Featuring Kenny Burrell1963Single
Here's LoveHank Jones - Kenny Burrell - Milt Hinton - Elvin Jones1963Album
Wavy GravyKenny Burrell1963Single
Montuno BluesKenny Burrell1962Single
Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane1962Album
Weaver Of DreamsKenny Burrell1961Album
At The Five Spot CafeKenny Burrell with Art Blakey1960Album
Soul BluesColeman Hawkins, Kenny Burrell, Ray Bryant1960Single
Motorin' AlongJimmy Smith - Kenny Burrell1960Single
The CatsTommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman1959Album
The Chant / Here 'TisThe Ramsey Lewis Trio With Kenny Burrell1959Single
At The Five Spot CafeKenny Burrell1959Album
Just Wailin'Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse, Kenny Burrell, Mal Waldron1958Album
All Day LongFrank Foster, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Art Taylor1958Single
Blue Lights, Volume 1Kenny Burrell1958Album
Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell1958Single
2 GuitarsKenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney1958Single
Blue Lights, Vol. 2Kenny Burrell1958Album
D. B. BluesKenny Burrell1957Single
Interplay For 2 Trumpets And 2 TenorsIdrees Sulieman, Webster Young, John Coltrane, Bobby Jaspar With Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor1957Album
Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell1957Album
2 GuitarsKenny Burrell / Jimmy Raney1957Album
After HoursThad Jones / Kenny Burrell / Frank Wess / Mal Waldron / Paul Chambers / Art Taylor1957Album
Jazz For PlayboysFrank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Ed Thigpen, Gus Johnson1957Album
John Jenkins With Kenny BurrellJohn Jenkins / Kenny Burrell1957Album
Bright's SpotRonnell Bright / Kenny Burrell / Leonard Gaskin1957Album
Introducing Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell1956Album
Jazzmen: DetroitKenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke1956Album
North, South, East.....WessFrank Wess, Frank Foster, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Kenny Burrell, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke1956Album
Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell1956Album
This Time The Dream's On MeKenny Burrell1956Single
Opus In SwingFrank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke1956Album
Kenny Burrell & The Tenor-Sax GiantsKenny BurrellCompil.
Jazz GuitarKenny Burrell, Charlie Byrd, Larry Coryell, Pat Martino, Grant GreenCompil.
Kenny Burrell + Swingin'Kenny BurrellCompil.
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 55Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Billy Taylor, Attila ZollerCompil.
Travelin' LightShirley Scott, Kenny BurrellSingle
The Good LifeKenny BurrellSingle
Three Top GuitaristsWes Montgomery - Jim Hall - Kenny BurrellCompil.
The Breeze And I / Nica's DreamKenny Burrell With The Brother Jack McDuff QuartetSingle
Do-It-Yourself Music Of Cole PorterRay Bryant, Kenny Burrell, George Duvivier, Art TaylorAlbum
Soul Surfin'Kai Winding Featuring Kenny BurrellSingle
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