KENNY BURRELL — Midnight Blue

Jazz music community with review and forums

KENNY BURRELL - Midnight Blue cover
4.56 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 1963

Tracklist

A1 Chitlins Con Carne 5:26
A2 Mule 6:55
A3 Soul Lament 2:40
A4 Midnight Blue 4:00
B1 Wavy Gravy 5:45
B2 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You 4:22
B3 Saturday Night Blues 6:15

Line-up/Musicians

- Kenny Burrell / guitar
- Stanley Turrentine / tenor saxophone
- Major Holley / bass
- Billy Gene English / drums
- Ray Barretto / congas

About this release

Blue Note ‎– BLP 4123 (US)

Recorded on January 7, 1963 , Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Thanks to EntertheLemming, snobb, Matt for the updates

Buy KENNY BURRELL - MIDNIGHT BLUE music

Amazon (logo)
Midnight BlueMidnight Blue
Reissued · Remastered
Blue Note 1999
$5.12
$3.64 (used)
Midnight BlueMidnight Blue
Dol 2018
$12.00
$20.75 (used)
Midnight BlueMidnight Blue
Remastered
Universal Japan 2013
$30.69
$16.72 (used)
Midnight BlueMidnight Blue
Imports 2014
$22.04
$19.04 (used)
Showing 4 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Classic Records BN 4123 Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue MONO LP New 200G Audiophile Classic Records BN 4123 Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue MONO LP New 200G Audiophile USD $26.00 (6 bids)
3h
Kenny Burrell-Midnight Blue  (UK IMPORT)  VINYL NEW Kenny Burrell-Midnight Blue (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $25.97 Buy It Now 5h
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue vinyl LP Blue Note Records VG+ BST-84123 Turrentine Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue vinyl LP Blue Note Records VG+ BST-84123 Turrentine USD $65.00 Buy It Now 8h
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Shm CD, Japan - Import Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Shm CD, Japan - Import USD $18.03 Buy It Now 12h
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Shm CD, Japan - Import Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Shm CD, Japan - Import USD $16.85 Buy It Now 13h
KENNY BURRELL-Midnight Blue  (UK IMPORT)  VINYL NEW KENNY BURRELL-Midnight Blue (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $14.91 Buy It Now 18h
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Classic Records  Blue note 200g Sealed Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Classic Records Blue note 200g Sealed USD $69.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Classic Records Blue Note 84123 Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue STEREO LP 200G NEW Classic Records Blue Note 84123 Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue STEREO LP 200G NEW USD $21.50 (3 bids)
1 day
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue LP VG BLP 4123 Mono NYC 1963 USA Van Gelder Record Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue LP VG BLP 4123 Mono NYC 1963 USA Van Gelder Record USD $140.00 Buy It Now 1 day
KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE-JAPAN UHQCD Ltd/Ed G88 KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE-JAPAN UHQCD Ltd/Ed G88 USD $32.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue: Limited [New CD] Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Japan - Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue: Limited [New CD] Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Japan - USD $39.66 Buy It Now 1 day
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue: Limited [New CD] Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Japan - Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue: Limited [New CD] Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Japan - USD $41.30 Buy It Now 1 day
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue "Blue Note" RARE CD Remastered By Rudy Van Gelder USD $10.39 Buy It Now 1 day
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New Vinyl LP] UK - Import Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New Vinyl LP] UK - Import USD $15.57 Buy It Now 2 days
Midnight Blue - Kenny Burrell (Vinyl New) 889397218812 Midnight Blue - Kenny Burrell (Vinyl New) 889397218812 USD $18.64 Buy It Now 2 days
Kenny Burrell MIDNIGHT BLUE Blue Note 75th Anniversary REMASTERED New Vinyl LP Kenny Burrell MIDNIGHT BLUE Blue Note 75th Anniversary REMASTERED New Vinyl LP USD $18.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue LP - Blue Note - BLP 4123 Mono DG RVG Ear NY USA Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue LP - Blue Note - BLP 4123 Mono DG RVG Ear NY USA USD $10.50 (5 bids)
3 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue LP - Blue Note - BST 84123 RVG Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue LP - Blue Note - BST 84123 RVG USD $6.00 (1 bids)
3 days
KENNY BURRELL / MIDNIGHT BLUE / RARE US BLUE NOTE JAZZ JAPAN DBLP 200g DG KENNY BURRELL / MIDNIGHT BLUE / RARE US BLUE NOTE JAZZ JAPAN DBLP 200g DG USD $99.99 (0 bids)
3 days
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue SACD Analogue Productions Sealed Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue SACD Analogue Productions Sealed USD $29.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Analogue Productions 200g 45rpm Sealed Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Analogue Productions 200g 45rpm Sealed USD $52.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue - Super Audio CD SACD Hybrid Analogue Productions Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue - Super Audio CD SACD Hybrid Analogue Productions USD $29.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Kenny Burrell 'Midnight Blue' Mono Vinyl LP Album - DG RVG Ear -- Blue Note 4123 Kenny Burrell 'Midnight Blue' Mono Vinyl LP Album - DG RVG Ear -- Blue Note 4123 USD $49.00 (0 bids)
USD $69.00 Buy It Now
3 days
Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell "Midnight Blue" Jazz LP Blue Note 4123 Mono USD $7.99 (0 bids)
4 days
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Blue Note BLP 4123 NY USA Van Gelder Ear Mono, VG Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Blue Note BLP 4123 NY USA Van Gelder Ear Mono, VG USD $239.99 (0 bids)
4 days
Kenny Burrell-Midnight Blue  (UK IMPORT)  VINYL NEW Kenny Burrell-Midnight Blue (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $27.19 Buy It Now 5 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Rmst Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Rmst USD $10.18 Buy It Now 5 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Rmst Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Rmst USD $10.27 Buy It Now 5 days
Midnight Blue [Remaster] by Kenny Burrell (CD 1999 Blue Note) Stanley Turrentine Midnight Blue [Remaster] by Kenny Burrell (CD 1999 Blue Note) Stanley Turrentine USD $2.99 (0 bids)
5 days
Kenny Burrell ‎– Midnight Blue (Vintage Very Rare CD 1986 1st Japan Press) Kenny Burrell ‎– Midnight Blue (Vintage Very Rare CD 1986 1st Japan Press) USD $9.89 (0 bids)
5 days
KENNY BURRELL Midnight Blue LP BLUE NOTE 84123 US 1967 RVG LIBERTY Ray Barretto KENNY BURRELL Midnight Blue LP BLUE NOTE 84123 US 1967 RVG LIBERTY Ray Barretto USD $30.59 Buy It Now 6 days
KENNY BURRELL / Midnight Blue JAPAN Mini LP Blue Note PLATINUM SHM-CD w/OBI KENNY BURRELL / Midnight Blue JAPAN Mini LP Blue Note PLATINUM SHM-CD w/OBI USD $45.50 Buy It Now 6 days
Midnight Blue Kenny Burrell CD Blue Note Midnight Blue Kenny Burrell CD Blue Note USD $19.94 Buy It Now 8 days
KENNY BURRELL / MIDNIGHT BLUE +2 JAPAN CD OOP KENNY BURRELL / MIDNIGHT BLUE +2 JAPAN CD OOP USD $21.99 Buy It Now 8 days
KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE-JAPAN MINI LP PLATINUM SHM-CD Ltd/Ed I71 KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE-JAPAN MINI LP PLATINUM SHM-CD Ltd/Ed I71 USD $38.50 Buy It Now 8 days
KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE -JAPAN SHM-CD C94 KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE -JAPAN SHM-CD C94 USD $16.50 Buy It Now 8 days
JAPAN MQA UHQ CD KENNY BURRELL MIDNIGHT BLUE  HI-RES Audio JAPAN MQA UHQ CD KENNY BURRELL MIDNIGHT BLUE HI-RES Audio USD $31.80 Buy It Now 8 days
KENNY BURRELL MIDNIGHT BLUE CD BLUE NOTE EMI 1999 FIRST CLASS FAST DISPATCH KENNY BURRELL MIDNIGHT BLUE CD BLUE NOTE EMI 1999 FIRST CLASS FAST DISPATCH USD $6.57 Buy It Now 9 days
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue LP sealed vinyl RE reissue Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue LP sealed vinyl RE reissue USD $22.98 Buy It Now 10 days
*Midnight Blue* Kenny Burrell Music Matters LP Colored Vinyl *BLUE* New Sealed!! *Midnight Blue* Kenny Burrell Music Matters LP Colored Vinyl *BLUE* New Sealed!! USD $149.98 Buy It Now 10 days
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue 180g 33rpm Blue Colored Music Matters OOP #57 Sealed Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue 180g 33rpm Blue Colored Music Matters OOP #57 Sealed USD $149.99 Buy It Now 10 days
SPECIAL ISSUE / KENNY BURRELL MIDNIGHT BLUE / BLUE NOTE JPN WITH OBI SPECIAL ISSUE / KENNY BURRELL MIDNIGHT BLUE / BLUE NOTE JPN WITH OBI USD $199.99 Buy It Now 10 days
KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE-JAPAN MINI LP PLATINUM SHM-CD Ltd/Ed I71 KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE-JAPAN MINI LP PLATINUM SHM-CD Ltd/Ed I71 USD $36.13 Buy It Now 11 days
KENNY BURRELL  MIDNIGHT BLUE   2LP 180g 45rpm KENNY BURRELL MIDNIGHT BLUE 2LP 180g 45rpm USD $139.99 Buy It Now 12 days
KENNY BURRELL - Midnight Blue - CD - Import - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** KENNY BURRELL - Midnight Blue - CD - Import - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $28.95 Buy It Now 12 days
KENNY BURRELL - Midnight Blue - CD - Import - **Mint Condition** KENNY BURRELL - Midnight Blue - CD - Import - **Mint Condition** USD $18.95 Buy It Now 12 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Ltd Ed, Reissue, Japan - Import Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Ltd Ed, Reissue, Japan - Import USD $31.54 Buy It Now 13 days
Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell [US Import - Blue Note RVG Edition - 1999] - NM/M Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell [US Import - Blue Note RVG Edition - 1999] - NM/M USD $11.72 Buy It Now 13 days
KENNY BURRELL-Midnight Blue  (UK IMPORT)  VINYL NEW KENNY BURRELL-Midnight Blue (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $15.76 Buy It Now 13 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New Vinyl] Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New Vinyl] USD $22.38 Buy It Now 13 days
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue LP Vinyl Record Album RVG Van Gelder Ear in SHRINK Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue LP Vinyl Record Album RVG Van Gelder Ear in SHRINK USD $119.99 Buy It Now 14 days
Kenny Burrell ‎– Midnight Blue   VINYL NEW Kenny Burrell ‎– Midnight Blue VINYL NEW USD $21.97 Buy It Now 15 days
Kenny Burrell-Midnight Blue  (UK IMPORT)  CD NEW Kenny Burrell-Midnight Blue (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $7.88 Buy It Now 15 days
JIMMY SMITH MIDNIGHT SPECIAL JAPAN BLUE NOTE Stanley Turrentine Kenny Burrell   JIMMY SMITH MIDNIGHT SPECIAL JAPAN BLUE NOTE Stanley Turrentine Kenny Burrell USD $42.99 Buy It Now 16 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [RVG Edition] (CD, 1999, Blue Note) Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [RVG Edition] (CD, 1999, Blue Note) USD $7.99 Buy It Now 16 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (CD, Apr-1999, Blue Note (Label)) Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (CD, Apr-1999, Blue Note (Label)) USD $8.33 Buy It Now 16 days
Midnight Blue [Remaster] by Kenny Burrell. Midnight Blue [Remaster] by Kenny Burrell. USD $11.21 Buy It Now 17 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue LP Mint- BST 84123 Reissue 2005 200g Vinyl Record Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue LP Mint- BST 84123 Reissue 2005 200g Vinyl Record USD $70.00 Buy It Now 17 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue NEW CD Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue NEW CD USD $6.57 Buy It Now 17 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [CD] Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [CD] USD $8.36 Buy It Now 17 days
KENNY BURRELL - Midnight Blue ~BLUE NOTE 84123 w/Turrentine, Bill English - KENNY BURRELL - Midnight Blue ~BLUE NOTE 84123 w/Turrentine, Bill English - USD $25.00 Buy It Now 18 days
KENNY BURRELL 'Midnight Blue' Blue Note Vinyl LP NEW/SEALED KENNY BURRELL 'Midnight Blue' Blue Note Vinyl LP NEW/SEALED USD $25.86 Buy It Now 18 days
KENNY BURRELL Midnight Blue LP BLUE NOTE 4123 US 1963 NY EAR MONO Ray Barretto KENNY BURRELL Midnight Blue LP BLUE NOTE 4123 US 1963 NY EAR MONO Ray Barretto USD $143.99 Buy It Now 18 days
KENNY BURRELL Midnight Blue JAPAN CD TOCJ-9017 1998 OBI KENNY BURRELL Midnight Blue JAPAN CD TOCJ-9017 1998 OBI USD $46.99 Buy It Now 18 days
2 KENNY BURRELL STANLEY TURRENTINE Jazz Music CDs Midnight Blue Note Ballads A+ 2 KENNY BURRELL STANLEY TURRENTINE Jazz Music CDs Midnight Blue Note Ballads A+ USD $16.95 Buy It Now 18 days
KENNY BURRELL Midnight Blue LP BLUE NOTE 84123 US 1963 NY EAR RVG Ray Barretto KENNY BURRELL Midnight Blue LP BLUE NOTE 84123 US 1963 NY EAR RVG Ray Barretto USD $174.99 Buy It Now 19 days
KENNY BURRELL Midnight Blue 200-gram VINYL LP Sealed CLASSIC RECORDS KENNY BURRELL Midnight Blue 200-gram VINYL LP Sealed CLASSIC RECORDS USD $88.99 Buy It Now 19 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue CD NEW Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue CD NEW USD $18.17 Buy It Now 19 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue(200g Vinyl 2LP-45rpm), Analogue Productions Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue(200g Vinyl 2LP-45rpm), Analogue Productions USD $125.00 Buy It Now 19 days
Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell (CD, Sep-1992, EMI Music Distribution) Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell (CD, Sep-1992, EMI Music Distribution) USD $7.99 Buy It Now 20 days
KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE-N Mint DMM Audiophile French Import Album-BLUE NOTE KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE-N Mint DMM Audiophile French Import Album-BLUE NOTE USD $229.99 Buy It Now 20 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue LP NEW Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue LP NEW USD $21.99 Buy It Now 20 days
Kenny Burrell With Stanley Turrentine Midnight Blue The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Kenny Burrell With Stanley Turrentine Midnight Blue The Rudy Van Gelder Edition USD $12.00 Buy It Now 21 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Bonus Tracks, Japan - Import Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Bonus Tracks, Japan - Import USD $24.98 Buy It Now 21 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Bonus Tracks, Japan - Import Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Bonus Tracks, Japan - Import USD $24.98 Buy It Now 21 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New Vinyl] Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New Vinyl] USD $19.36 Buy It Now 21 days
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue (Uk) vinyl LP NEW sealed Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue (Uk) vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $40.64 Buy It Now 21 days
kenny burrell midnight blue  200 GR. SUPER VINYL FROM CLASSIC RECORDS kenny burrell midnight blue  200 GR. SUPER VINYL FROM CLASSIC RECORDS USD $85.00 Buy It Now 22 days
Kenny Burrell : Midnight Blue CD (1999) Kenny Burrell : Midnight Blue CD (1999) USD $7.87 Buy It Now 22 days
Blue Note 84123 Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Van Gelder Edition OOP Still Sealed Blue Note 84123 Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Van Gelder Edition OOP Still Sealed USD $18.99 Buy It Now 22 days
Kenny Burrell-Midnight Blue  (UK IMPORT)  CD NEW Kenny Burrell-Midnight Blue (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $7.13 Buy It Now 22 days
KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE-JAPAN SHM-SACD BONUS TRACK Ltd/Ed K29 KENNY BURRELL-MIDNIGHT BLUE-JAPAN SHM-SACD BONUS TRACK Ltd/Ed K29 USD $43.43 Buy It Now 22 days
KENNY BURRELL CD - Midnight Blue - BRAND NEW KENNY BURRELL CD - Midnight Blue - BRAND NEW USD $24.95 Buy It Now 23 days
KENNY BURRELL KENNY BURRELL "MIDNIGHT BLUE CRUDY VAN GELDER" CD NEW+ USD $16.94 Buy It Now 24 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Ltd Ed, Reissue, Japan - Import Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New CD] Ltd Ed, Reissue, Japan - Import USD $29.36 Buy It Now 24 days
Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue (Japanese Edition CD with Obi, 2 Bonus Tracks) Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue (Japanese Edition CD with Obi, 2 Bonus Tracks) USD $25.00 Buy It Now 25 days
KENNY BURRELL-Midnight Blue  VINYL NEW KENNY BURRELL-Midnight Blue VINYL NEW USD $25.62 Buy It Now 25 days
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue vinyl LP NEW sealed Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $38.42 Buy It Now 25 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [CD] Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [CD] USD $8.46 Buy It Now 25 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New SACD] Ltd Ed, Shm CD, Japan - Import Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New SACD] Ltd Ed, Shm CD, Japan - Import USD $45.89 Buy It Now 26 days
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New SACD] Ltd Ed, Shm CD, Japan - Import Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [New SACD] Ltd Ed, Shm CD, Japan - Import USD $43.22 Buy It Now 26 days
Showing all 100 items | *Auction price may increase, data is cached, expiring in 2h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

KENNY BURRELL MIDNIGHT BLUE reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

js
In the early 60s, jazz artists cutting a blues album was not an uncommon thing at all. Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine and others put out some of their most successful albums during this time by applying their be-bop chops to some well known blues changes. In early 1963, when Kenny Burrell approached Blue Note head, Alfred Lion, about cutting a blues album, this propisition probably came as no surprise to Lion who was more than happy to let Kenny in the studio to create his blues masterpiece, “Midnight Blue”. The title of this album tells you everything you need to know, this is definitely late night blues with an emphasis on laid back tempos and soulful solos, as opposed to extroverted blazing technique. The band Kenny assembled on here was perfect for the date, with the aforementioned Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Ray Barretto on congas, Major Holley Jr on bass and the understated Bill English on the traps.

Although all of these tracks could be labeled as laid back blues, there is some variety to keep things from becoming too stodgy or predictable. “Wavy Gravy” is notable for being that rare blues tune in waltz time, while other closing and opening tracks on both sides of this record pick up the tempo into a medium swing groove. “Soul Lament” features Kenny on his own, and “Gee Baby ain’t I Good to You” is the only standard, but it too is essentially a blues song. The best thing about this album is its rock solid integrity, drop the needle anywhere you want and you will get the same feeling, no matter the tempo. This is one very sure artistic vision about the blues from start to finish. Even the instrumentation backs up this album’s cohesion, an added piano player would have made things too cluttered, and a B3 player would have made things syrupy and heavy handed, everything is exactly in its place as it ought to be. The addition of Barretto’s subtle conga work is the icing on the cake, as these sort of slow tempos need a little double time action to help keep the groove together.

Although the current ‘vinyl revival’ seems a bit hokey and fabricated by salesmen, its still nice that you can now buy classic jazz records in pristine condition for an almost reasonable price.
Matt
Not often this type of album comes along, one that has quite a different Quintet with the omission of piano or organ in the line-up and the addition of Ray Barretto on conga but it is not Latin rythmns that Ray employs throughout the album "Midnight Blue" but really one could say he adds the grease addition to this southern sounding late night album which was recorded back in January 1963 with Kenny Burrell leading, playing a gorgeous picked Jazz, Blues guitar and writing 75% of the material, Stanley Turrentine blowing his gruff blues tenor saxophone, Major Holly Jr is on bass, Bill English drumming and Ray as mentined above with more tapping than whacking the congas. The Blues is the backbone of this session and all done as the title implies with that Midnight feeling by Kenny Burrell. This was Kenny's eighth project as leader at Blue Note and he requested to do this Blues style session with Alfred Lion and after the album's release over time it has been recognised as one with the classic Blue Note sound as well as one of Kenny's most popular if not the most popular.

"Chitlins Con Carne" is the first of the seven compositions that were originally on the album's release with Stanley on tenor providing the intro and Kenny taking the first solo with superb crisp precision where Stanley follows with some nice wailing with Kenny jabbing in now and again over what is a reasonably quick tempo although one seems not to notice how quick things are moving but with "Mule" that follows laid back and nice and slow is the tempo with Kenny providing beautiful picking with just the right space and with a light drum roll form Bill English, Stanley follows with his slow burner on tenor saxophone which hits some great highs at times but not too many as this is midnight. Number three on the album is "Soul Lament" being the shortest composition on the album with Kenny providing a longing and lament within his spaced slow solo where he cuts back to the theme at the end. The album title " Midnight Blue" is another more up- tempo number on the album with Kenny just riding over the top of the rythmn section with another brilliant spaced solo for the entire number with not even a note form Stanley's tenor to be heard but not so with the next "Wavy Gravy" and the titles that Kenny named his numbers with on the album are so accurate with their description of music within but it is Stanley with Kenny coming in and out that sets the mood for this blues tune with Kenny going first and Stanley following with more of his blues drenched tenor playing. "Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You is the only standard number within the album and the aptly titled "Saturday Night Blues" is the album closer but if you have the cd and not the record there are two outakes from the session included as well.

Essential Jazz, essential Blue Note and an essential Kenny Burrell album to own. Nuff said, as this is a total on its own late night Jazz masterpiece. Get it,even your wife will like it.

Members reviews

No KENNY BURRELL MIDNIGHT BLUE reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • KK58
  • Vano
  • EntertheLemming
  • yair0103
  • Rokukai
  • stevedupreez
  • Anster
  • zorn1

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Miles in Chains Nu Jazz
BLUE APPLE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Keefe Jackson​/​Steve Hunt : The Long Song Avant-Garde Jazz
KEEFE JACKSON
Buy this album from MMA partners
Aga tule (Live @ Viimsi Vabaõhumuuseum) World Fusion
KADRI VOORAND
Buy this album from MMA partners
Dave Ballou and Beephonk : The Windup Avant-Garde Jazz
DAVE BALLOU
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

BeepHonk
DAVE BALLOU
js· 14 hours ago
Luscious
CARLOS BICA
js· 14 hours ago
Drift
DUENDE LIBRE
js· 16 hours ago
Billie Jean
GRACE KELLY
js· 17 hours ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us