Blue Lights (album)

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Blue Lights
Studio album by Kenny Burrell
Released 1958
Recorded May 14, 1958
Genre Jazz
Length 48:26 (Volume 1), 39:08 (Volume 2)
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Kenny Burrell chronology
Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane
(1958)
Blue Lights
(1958)
On View at the Five Spot Cafe
(1959)

Blue Lights is an album by American jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell recorded in 1958 and released on the Blue Note label as two 12 inch LP's entitled Volume 1 and Volume 2.[1] The cover features artwork by Andy Warhol.[2] The album was subsequently reissued (with a re-ordered track sequence) as separate CDs and a two disc set combining Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars calling stating "Guitarist Kenny Burrell leads a very coherent jam session in the studio with a particularly strong cast".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Kenny Burrell except as indicated
Volume 1
  1. "Phinupi" - 9:47
  2. "Yes Baby" - 11:15
  3. "Scotch Blues" (Duke Jordan) - 8:00
  4. "The Man I Love" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 6:47
  5. "I Never Knew" (Ted Fio Rito, Gus Kahn) - 12:37 Bonus track on CD reissue
Volume 2
  1. "Caravan" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) - 9:55
  2. "Chuckin'" (Sam Jones) - 12:10
  3. "Rock Salt" - 11:19
  4. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) - 5:44
  • Recorded at Manhattan Towers in New York City on May 14, 1958.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 20, 2011
  2. ^ Vaziri, A. Warhol's Greatest Album Covers, San Francisco Chronicle, February 8, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 20, 2011