Introducing Kenny Burrell

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Introducing Kenny Burrell
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Studio album by Kenny Burrell
Released 1956
Recorded May 29-30, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 41:30
Label Blue Note
BLP 1523
Producer Alfred Lion
Kenny Burrell chronology
Introducing Kenny Burrell
Kenny Burrell Volume 2

Introducing Kenny Burrell is the debut album by American jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, recorded in 1956 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] In 2000, it was released on the 2 CD-set Introducing Kenny Burrell: The First Blue Note Sessions along with Kenny Burrell Volume 2, plus bonus tracks.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Burrell displays what was already an immediately recognizable tone. At 24, Burrell had quickly emerged to become one of the top bop guitarists of the era, and he is in particularly excellent form... Enjoyable music".[2]

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

A copy of the album can just about be seen on the sleeve of The Style Council's 1985 LP Our Favourite Shop.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Kenny Burrell except as indicated

  1. "This Time the Dream's on Me" (Arlen, Mercer) - 5:00
  2. "Fugue 'N Blues" - 6:48
  3. "Takeela" - 4:19
  4. "Weaver of Dreams" (Elliott, Young) - 4:43
  5. "Delilah" (Young) - 6:04
  6. "Rhythmorama" (Kenny Clarke) - 6:28
  7. "Blues for Skeeter" - 8:08

Recorded on May 29 (tracks 2, 3, 5) and May 30 (tracks 1, 4, 6 & 7), 1956.



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 2, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 2, 2011