God Bless the Child (Kenny Burrell album)

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God Bless the Child
Studio album by Kenny Burrell
Released 1971
Recorded April 28 and May 11 & 25, 1971
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 49:52
Label CTI
CTI 6011
Producer Creed Taylor
Kenny Burrell chronology
Asphalt Canyon Suite
(1969)
God Bless the Child
(1971)
'Round Midnight
(1972)

God Bless the Child is an album by American jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring performances recorded in 1971 and released on the CTI label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review states "This is Burrell at his level best as a player to be sure, but also as a composer and as a bandleader. Magnificent".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Kenny Burrell except as indicated
  1. "Be Yourself" - 5:56
  2. "Love is the Answer" - 4:54
  3. "Do What You Gotta Do" - 9:35
  4. "A Child is Born" (Thad Jones) - 8:37
  5. "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 8:55
  6. "Ballad of the Sad Young Men" (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) - 2:19
  7. "Lost In the Stars" (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) - 2:27
  8. "A Child is Born" [alternate take] (Jones) - 7:09 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 28 (tracks 1, 3, 5 & 8), May 11 (tracks 4 & 7) and May 25 (tracks 2 & 6), 1971

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTI Records discography accessed February 20, 2012
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed February 16, 2012