(1972) 'Round Midnight

Kenny Burrell

... read moreThis is a typically tasteful Kenny Burrell record (reissued on CD) with the guitarist mostly emphasizing ballads. Five of the seven songs (which include "Make Someone Happy," "Since I Fell for You" and the theme from "A Streetcar Named Desire") find Burrell assisted by pianist Richard Wyands (who...

30′:38″ 6 Songs

2
Make Someone Happy (Album Version)
Kenny Burrell
5:18
3
'Round Midnight (Album Version)
Kenny Burrell
5:13
4
I Think It's Going To Rain Today (Album Version)
Kenny Burrell
5:02
5
Since I Fell For You (Album Version)
Kenny Burrell
4:48
6
I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life (Album Version)
Kenny Burrell
6:44
7
Blues In The Night (Album Version)
Kenny Burrell
3:33
Released 01 January 1972, ℗ 1972 Fantasy, Inc.

Review

This is a typically tasteful Kenny Burrell record (reissued on CD) with the guitarist mostly emphasizing ballads. Five of the seven songs (which include "Make Someone Happy," "Since I Fell for You" and the theme from "A Streetcar Named Desire") find Burrell assisted by pianist Richard Wyands (who also played electric piano), bassist Reggie Johnson and drummer Lenny McBrowne. "'Round Midnight" is played by Burrell with pianist Joe Sample, bassist Johnson and drummer Paul Humphrey while "Blues in the Night" is an unaccompanied guitar solo. Although the music overall is well-played, no real sparks fly and the results often border on being sleepy. ~ Scott Yanow