Music: Kenny Burrell Three-peat

Kenny Burrell is one of my favorite guitar players, both because of his fluid, bluesy solos and his mastery as ‘King of the Ice Cream Chords.’ (Meant as a compliment.) He’s played with every major name in jazz over the past 60-some years. Now 80, Kenny’s still playing and his chops are still solid as a rock. The first tune below. “Chitlin’s Con Carne,” is from his “Midnight Blue” album (1963) with Stanley Turrentine on the sax:

Here he is with John Coltrane in 1958, playing an original, “Freight Train” from the album “Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane”:

Finally, here’s Kenny live at the Catalina Jazz Club at the age of 78:

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