DAVE BURRELL

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Davis Burrell (born September 10, 1940) is an American jazz instrumentalist, most notably on the piano. He has worked for many jazz musicians including Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Marion Brown and David Murray.

Born in Middletown, Ohio, Howard grew a fondness for jazz after meeting Herb Jeffries at a young age. Howard studied music until 1960 at the University of Hawaii before transferring to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in 1961. He moved to New York City in 1966 after graduating with a degree in musical composition. During his years there, he started a band called the Untraditional Jazz Improvisational Team with saxophonist Byard Lancaster, bassist Sirone, and drummer Bobby Kapp. In 1968, Burrell helped co-found another band, The 360 Degree Music Experience, with Grachan Moncur and drummer Beaver Harris. They eventually released one album, In: Sanity, in 1977. Around the same time, he composed a jazz opera, entitled Windward
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DAVE BURRELL Echo album cover 1.50 | 1 ratings
Echo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
DAVE BURRELL High album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
DAVE BURRELL La vie de bohême album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La vie de bohême
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
DAVE BURRELL After Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
After Love
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
DAVE BURRELL High Won-High Two (aka High Two) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Won-High Two (aka High Two)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
DAVE BURRELL Black Spring album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Spring
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
DAVE BURRELL Teardrops for Jimmy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Teardrops for Jimmy
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
DAVE BURRELL Lush Life (With Takashi Mizuhashi) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lush Life (With Takashi Mizuhashi)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
DAVE BURRELL Round Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Round Midnight
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
DAVE BURRELL Daybreak (with David Murray) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Daybreak (with David Murray)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
DAVE BURRELL The Jelly Roll Joys album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jelly Roll Joys
Stride Piano 1991
DAVE BURRELL Brother to Brother (with David Murray) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brother to Brother (with David Murray)
Stride Piano 1993
DAVE BURRELL Dave Burrell, Daniel Huck : Esquisses for a Walk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Burrell, Daniel Huck : Esquisses for a Walk
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
DAVE BURRELL Expansion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Expansion
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
DAVE BURRELL Momentum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Momentum
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
DAVE BURRELL Margy Pargy - Dave Burrell In Italy Studio Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Margy Pargy - Dave Burrell In Italy Studio Recordings
Stride Piano 2008
DAVE BURRELL Plays His Songs Featuring Leena Conquest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays His Songs Featuring Leena Conquest
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009

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DAVE BURRELL Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dreams
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
DAVE BURRELL Only Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Only Me
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
DAVE BURRELL Windward Passages album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Windward Passages
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
DAVE BURRELL In Concert (with David Murray) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Concert (with David Murray)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
DAVE BURRELL Live at Caramoor album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Caramoor
Stride Piano 1999
DAVE BURRELL Recital [with Tyrone Brown] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recital [with Tyrone Brown]
Stride Piano 2001
DAVE BURRELL Consequences (with Billy Martin) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Consequences (with Billy Martin)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
DAVE BURRELL Conception album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Conception
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
DAVE BURRELL Dave Burrell & Steve Swell  : Turning Point album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Burrell & Steve Swell : Turning Point
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
DAVE BURRELL The Crave album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Crave
Stride Piano 2016

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DAVE BURRELL Dave Burrell Plays Ellington & Monk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Burrell Plays Ellington & Monk
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989

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DAVE BURRELL Echo

Album · 1969 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Surely even free-form music has its limits. This album by Dave Burrell could be one of the most horrid free-jazz albums I ever heard. There's an anarchistic, antimusical dope in the endeavour, in a time of strong interest for limitless gusto; thus Echo could fit in the late '60s "olatunjinian" wave of expressionism. Even so, I like the think of Burrell as simply a provocateur, crafting something wild of his own after being impressed by others, only wretchedly.

You can't say the collective is made up of hobos either, especially when you have Archie Shepp (which, I suspect, had already released his own extreme music by then) or Clifford Thorton at the cornet (a musician who launched, among others, a favourite of mine these days, Joe McPhee). Burrell told in an interview that they all just blasted in the darkness of the recording room until half an hour would have passed, plus that the Frenchmen from BYG didn't really knew how to record and mix the whole chunk. The title-track is truly brutal, while its LP counterside is rather loose. Initially (yes, I did listen to this more than once!) only Burrell caught my attention, as he mercilessly pounds his instrument in the first part, then, almost in an attempt to screw with us listeners, practices his do-re-mi or plays motifs from romantic serenades in the second part. But the others change their moods as well, and I can almost say I prefer them constricted to the bluster (in "Echo") than each playing whatever they feel like (in "Peace"). So everything on this album is either tasteless, either aimless.

Burrell was excentric enough to follow up this nervous breakdown, the same year and again for the radicals over at BYG (Don Cheery's Mu, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Gong's Camembert), with a weird version of Puccini's La Boheme, getting stuck somewhere between classical and jazz. After a nine-year hiatus, he reverts to drawing inspiration from Ellington or Monk.

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