All Day Long
CAT # OJCCD-456-25
1. All Day Long 18:22 2. Slim Jim 7:30 3. Say Listen 6:42 4. A.T. 6:40 5. C.P.W. 5:54
Having recorded All Night Long (OJCCD-427-2) a week earlier, Kenny Burrell went into the studio on January 4, 1957 for a sequel album to be called, probably inevitably, All Day Long. Both have become classic examples of the blowing session, a jazz recording phenomenon that flowered with the advent of the long-playing record. The formula, which produced glories when it worked and boredom when it didn't, was simple: A handful of musicians plus a handful of tunes, which were usually written shortly before the session or invented on the spot out of familiar harmonic material like the blues and "I Got Rhythm." This Burrell blowing session is a prime example of his ability to mold a pickup band of all-stars into a cohesive unit and produce a memorable recording.
All Day Long, Slim Jim, Say Listen, A.T., plus CD bonus track C.P.W.
with Frank Foster, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Arthur Taylor
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