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San Diego, late-'80s
Kenny Burrell appears live in San Diego as a guest on an episode of the late-80s TV show "Club Date."
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Bob Magnusson, bass
Sherman Ferguson, drums
2 "Listen to the Dawn"
3 "Moon and Sand"
4 "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most"
5 "All Blues"
Kenneth Burrell was born in Detroit, Michigan where he started playing the guitar in his preteens with influences including Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian.
He made his first recordings in 1951 as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's sextet while attending Wayne State University and went on to tour with Oscar Peterson in 1955 before moving to New York the following year.
Burrell's best known recorded works include his 1963 solo LP "Midnight Blue" and the 1965 collaborative album with Jimmy Smith "Organ Grinder Swing."
During the 1970s Kenny Burrell began giving seminars on the music of Duke Ellington and as of 1996 has served as Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA where he currently teaches a course titled "Ellingtonia."
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