~ This package, like all issues in the Hall Leonard "Signature Licks" series, contains informative introduction to the history, equipment, and style of Kenny Burrell, transcriptions and detailed analysis of each transcription (all by Wolf Marshall), and a CD by an in-house quintet that demonstrates the transcriptions.
~ The transcriptions in regular musical notation as well as tab notation appear to be accurate and provide considerable insight into Kenny's chord voicing as well his single-note line development.
~ Since some of the tunes are written by Kenny, the transcriptions also provide insight into his composing and arranging skills.
~ Highly recommended to any intermediate or advanced guitarist who wants to gain insight into the improvisational melodic and chordal style of one of the best musicians to every play the guitar.
~ The 126-page book/CD package contains the songs listed below. I have indicated the CD that contains the original Kenny Burrell version of the tune upon which the transcripts are based. I have also added notes that hopefully will be helpful to people thinking about purchasing this book/CD combo.
* All Night Long (1959) ..... intro, head, 8 chorus solo, comping with bass solo ..... CD: A Night at the Vanguard (Argo/Chess/JTM)
* All Of You ..... intro, head, 64 bar solo ..... CD: Kenny Burrell (Prestige)
* Autumn Leaves ..... intro, head, 2 chorus solo, coda ..... CD: Sunup to Sundown (Contemporary)
* Do What You Gotta Do ..... intro, head, 64 bar solo, coda ..... CD: God Bless The Child (CTI)
* Groovin' High ..... intro, head, 4 chorus solo, recap, coda ..... CD: Groovin' High (Muse)
* In A Sentimental Mood ..... intro, head, solo, recap ..... CD: Lucky So and So (Concord)
* K.B. Blues ..... intro, head, 45 bar solo ..... CD: Introducing Kenny Burrell (Blue Note)
* Lyresto ..... head, 2 chorus solo ..... CD: Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (Prestige)
* Moment's Notice ..... intro, head, 2 chorus solo ..... CD: Guiding Spirit (Contemporary)
* My Favorite Things ..... intro, head, interlude, solo, recap ..... CD: Have Yourself A Soulful Little Christmas (Cadet)
* Since I Fell For You ..... intro, head, 76 bar solo ..... CD: `Round Midnight (Fantasy)
* Soulful Brothers ..... head, 3 chorus solo, comping with piano solo ..... CD: Blues - The Common Ground (Verve)
* This Time The Dream's On Me ..... head, 4 chorus solo ..... CD: Introducing Kenny Burrell (Blue Note)
* Wholly Cats ..... head, 9 chorus solo ..... CD: For Charlie & Benny / A Generation Ago (Verve)