Robin non-member
Qty:1
Pre-order: Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Midnight Blue
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Midnight Blue


Price: $19.98 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Pre-order Price Guarantee. Learn more.
This title will be released on July 29, 2014.
Pre-order now.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com in easy-to-open packaging. Gift-wrap available.
Amazon Price New from Used from
Vinyl, July 29, 2014
"Please retry"
$19.98
$19.98
Audio, Cassette
"Please retry"
$9.95
Is this a gift? This item ships in its own packaging. To keep the contents concealed, select This will be a gift during checkout.

Amazon's Kenny Burrell Store

Music

Image of album by Kenny Burrell

Photos

Image of Kenny Burrell
Visit Amazon's Kenny Burrell Store
for 136 albums, 5 photos, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Here's how (restrictions apply)
  • Check Out Our Turntable Store
    Need a new record player? Check out our turntable store for a great selection of turntables, needles, accessories, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Midnight Blue + Idle Moments
Price for both: $39.18

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together
  • Idle Moments $19.20

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Vinyl (July 29, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B00JZO33QK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,273 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


1. Chittlins Con Carne (Side A)
2. Mule (Side A)
3. Soul Lament (Side A)
4. Midnight Blue (Side A)
5. Wavy Gravy (Side B)
6. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You (Side B)
7. Saturday Night Blues (Side B)

Editorial Reviews

Guitarist Kenny Burrell's Midnight Blue features Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax, Major Holley Jr. on bass, Bill English on drums and Ray Barretto on
conga. One of his best known sessions for Blue Note, Burrell's Midnight Blue will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl
reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
54
4 star
9
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 64 customer reviews
I would recommend it to any jazz guitar fan.
Thomas J. Kelly
Firstly, I would like to say that all of the songs on Midnight Blue are great, and that that is the reason this one is a 5 star album.
Craig Hamilton
Burrell's playing is virtuoso, understated and minimalist; the perfect counterpoint to the fine sax playing of Stanley Turrentine.
The Guardian
This item has not been released yet and is not eligible to be reviewed. Reviews shown are from other formats of this item.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

80 of 89 people found the following review helpful By D. Allen on March 13, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
While this album is one of the greatest jazz guitar albums of all time, extremely poor mastering significantly detracts from the enjoyment it can bring the listener. Except for the two Monk titles, the RVG Edition is a seriously flawed series, especially the first batch that was released in '99, and Midnight Blue was among those. Excessive noise reduction has erased virtually all clues of air and ambiance, and they possess a hard glare. The glare is generally absent in releases after '99, but the other issues persist.

Another flaw in this series is that many of the titles are in mono when excellent stereo masters exist. Rudy Van Gelder recorded exclusively in mono prior to March '57, and stereo exclusively after October 30 1958. He only recorded in both formats during the time spanning those two dates. While some will rightfully argue that the mono master sounds best in some instances, the RVG series has many titles in it that were recorded after Oct. 30 1958 that are mono. No mono masters exist for these sessions, so these CD's are simply the stereo master folded down into one channel. What's the purpose of that?

Relief is Available: Most of the RVG Edition titles are available in an earlier US version and as a Japanese import here on Amazon. These sound dramatically better and actually give you a sense of stage depth and air around the instruments. They are also stereo when possible, and appropriate, and they lack the glare of the RVG Edition. So far, everything I've purchased that was released before 1999 in the US has been good, and all of the Japanese versions have been good. The imports are very pricey so you might want to get the older US versions through the Amazon Marketplace. I've purchased many of these for under $10 in "Like New" condition. To avoid problems, I recommend only dealing with sellers who have a positive rating of 98% or better. They don't generally misrepresent the condition, and they'll usually get it to you within 4 business days.
15 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By stranger2himself on November 12, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This recording, and "Midnight Blue" in particular, is the greatest expression of late-night "bluesy" jazz guitar playing I have ever heard in 35 years of listening. Kenny Burrell was, and is, the master of this style. His touch, tone and rhythmic placement of notes -- all are immaculate. He is joined by Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Ray Barretto on congas,Major Holley and Bill English -- a perfect group. Lots of mid-tempos and minor keys. Sometimes I listen to the "Midnight Blue" track over and over. I have transcribed most of it, chords and solo lines -- Fm7, Gm7, Abmaj7, Gm7, etc. It takes me to a different place and time. The recording is magnificent, as if the musicians are in your living room, you are lounging at your table 3 feet away, nursing a Tom Collins . . . It doesn't get any cooler.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By G B on December 9, 2001
Format: Audio CD
As far as jazz guitar on Blue Note records goes, there are two names you must know: Grant Green and Kenny Burrell. And while Grant's discography for Blue Note is humungous, Kenny did much of his recording as a sideman. But the numbers are all irrelevant when you listen to this masterpiece -- seven tunes that reach deep, deep into the blues and achieve that wonderfully lazy, after hours groove.
The performances are all classic, from the Latin groove of "Chitlins con Carne", to the brisk swing of the title track, to the solo guitar of "Soul Lament". Stanley Turrentine's soulful saxophone playing is among his finest, and the bass/drums/conga rhythm section is impeccable at setting up a groove. And the leader provides tasty guitar playing that mixes bebop lines and bluesy feeling perfectly. As far as hearing some classic jazz guitar, Midnight Blue and Grant Green's Idle Moments album are a perfect start.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 13, 2002
Format: Audio CD
You'll never go back to silly, boring, 3-chord blues after hearing what Kenny Burrell can do. None of the songs here are really traditional blues at all, but there is a relaxed bluesy FEEL in these songs. Burrell has the most incredible guitar tone and his note placement is perfect. This music is both relaxed and low-key AND dramatic all at the same time. Listen to Soul Lament and then Midnight Blue and you'll feel it too. He's the best.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Praiswater on August 3, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The pairing of Kenny Burrell and Stanley Turrentine makes for music that is as hot as a fire cracker! Without a doubt, some of Kenny's finest moments are found here. Stanley Turrentine lends his talent to cook up those grooves.

The opener, "Chitlins Con Carne", is one of Kenny's best-known sizzlers. "Soul Lament" is both gently and deeply touching. The title song, "Midnight Blue" has a care-free and easy feel. "Saturday Night Blues" features Stanley Turrentine at his best. "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You" highlights Kenny Burrell at his inspired and awesome finest. There is also a bonus cut, "K Twist" that was not included in the original album.

Kenny Burrell touches music afficienados from all generations. His guitar portrays a subtle exuberance that most musicians envy. Inspired, artistic, and soulful, Kenny Burrell is timeless! Kenny's flawless sound is ageless and color-blind.....his music is world class.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stephen B on October 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Having first a strong love for blues guitar, it was easy to love this album. This was also my first Kenny CD, and I've bought many since then. Kenny has also become my overall favorite jazz guitarist and that's from serious competition from Wes, Johnny Smith, Joe Pass,Tal Farlow, and other top players. Kenny's approach is just cool, his tone great, and it's also what he doesn't do that makes him great! This album says it all for me.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category