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Kenny Burrell

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Kenneth Earl Burrell, 31 July 1931, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Coming from a family that encouraged music (all his three brothers were musicians), Burrell studied classical guitar for a...

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Burrell, Kenny

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 408 words.

Kenny Burrell was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a musical family, and he began playing guitar at age twelve. While

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Burrell, Kenny

Sunny Nash.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 959 words.

Grammy Award–winning guitarist, composer, and jazz educator, was born Kenneth Earl Burrell in Detroit, Michigan, during the Depression to parents about whom little information is...

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Burrell, Kenny

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 408 words.

Kenny Burrell was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a musical family, and he began playing guitar at age twelve. While still a teenager, he played professionally with pianist Tommy Flanagan...

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Kenny Burrell

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Kenneth Earl Burrell, 31 July 1931, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Coming from a family that encouraged music (all his three brothers were musicians), Burrell studied classical guitar for a...

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Burrell, Kenny

Sunny Nash.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 959 words.

Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer, and jazz educator, was born Kenneth Earl Burrell in Detroit, Michigan, during the Depression to

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Burrell Kenny

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 899 words.

b. Kenneth Earl Burrell, 31 July 1931, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Coming from a family that encouraged music (all his three

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Burrell, Kenny

Jörg Jewanski.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 243 words.

[Kenneth Earl]

(b Detroit, MI, July 31, 1931). American jazz guitarist. He started playing in dance bands, followed by sessions in the Detroit jazz scene. In 1951 he recorded...

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Burrell, Kenny - Midnight Blue

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 104 words.

From the first sight of Reid Miles’ brilliant typography on the cover you know what you are getting. Smooth smoochy

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Burrell, Kenny - Guitar Forms

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 114 words.

An extraordinarily varied record that moves away from jazz to encompass classical Spanish guitar, bossa nova, pop and blues. The

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Burrell, Kenny (jazz)

Thomas Owens.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 1096 words.

[Kenneth Earl ]

(b Detroit, July 31, 1931). American guitarist. A member of a musical family, he began learning guitar at the age of 12, and in high school ensembles he...

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Guitar Forms (Kenny Burrell album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

An extraordinarily varied record that moves away from jazz to encompass classical Spanish guitar, bossa nova, pop and blues. The key to its success is that the whole package is ...

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Midnight Blue (Kenny Burrell album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

From the first sight of Reid Miles’ brilliant typography on the cover you know what you are getting. Smooth smoochy jazz guitar played at the pace of a slow loris ...

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Burrell, Kenny (31 July 1931)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 247 words.

He started playing in dance bands, followed by sessions in the Detroit jazz scene. In 1951 he recorded with Dizzy

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Ashby [née Thompson], Dorothy (6 Aug 1932)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 251 words.

She attended Cass Technical High School with Donald Byrd and Kenny Burrell, and took up piano, double bass, saxophone, and,

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Midnight Special (Jimmy Smith album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Abetted by the smooth tenor saxophone stylings of Stanley Turrentine (whose rich stream of sound and beautiful tone recall Lester Young) and Kenny Burrell’s expressive guitar work, Hammond...

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Soul (Coleman Hawkins album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The opening track starts with a typical Ray Bryant piano boogie roll, akin to ‘Little Susie’. The groove starts and is joined by the familiar tone of Kenny Burrell’s guitar. ...

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Jim Hall & Pat Metheny (Jim Hall/Pat Metheny album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Jim Hall was one of the pioneers in post-bop jazz guitar, moving the tradition far beyond the approach of people like Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell into a more complexly ...

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Flanagan, Tommy (jazz)

Bill Dobbins.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 834 words.

(Lee )

(b Detroit, March 16, 1930; d Manhattan, November 16, 2001). American pianist. He began studying clarinet at the age of six, and took up classical piano studies when...

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Chambers, Paul

Ronald P. Dufour.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Strings. 935 words.

Chambers, Paul (22 April 1935–04 January 1969), bassist, known as “Mr. P. C.,” was born Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers, Jr., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Little is known of his parents and...

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Suzuki, Isao

Kazunori Sugiyama and Barry Kernfeld.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 244 words.

[Hisao; Oma]

(b Tokyo, Jan 2, 1946). Japanese double bass player and leader. He first played double bass at American military bases. Later he recorded with the pianist...

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