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                  Kenny Burrell - God Bless the Child  (1971)
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Type.................: Music
Platform.............: any


Audio Format.........: Lossless
Ripper...............: N/A - Lossless CD quality webstream rip
Encoder..............: .wav > .flac using DbPowerAmp
Hz...................: 48,000
Channels.............: Stereo
Source...............: Tidal Music Service


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Posted to............: a.b.sounds.mp3.jazz and a.b.sounds.lossless.jazz
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Posted on............: 2/19/2021

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The last posting I see of this goes back about seven years and I suspect it's 
probably toast on most servers at this point.  Here's another post of it.  This 
is the original version of the LP and doesn't include any of the CD bonus 
tracks from later reissues.  Very, very nice production work, writing, 
arrangements, and a great ensemble playing on this one.  One of his best, 
without question.

A quick FYI: Tracks run very close to each other on a couple of these 
selections, so if I were to burn this one I'd probably do it without the 2 
second gap.

This originated from a lossless audio stream rip from a Tidal music service 
subscription of mine.  Rip was done using an Asus Xonar DG sound card.  Wave 
editor was Cool Edit Pro using 48k/floating 32 bit settings.  It was then 
converted down to 24 bit using DbPowerAmp, then converted to flac files. The 
only changes done were the total silencing of any random system noise between 
tracks. (For those of you in the .mp3 binaries, I compressed it further to 320 
kb/s with DbPowerAmp using Lame encoder.)  Track timings will approximate that 
of the original release but are by no means exact to the second.  

Because of the lack of .log and .cue files it probably won't be something a 
hard core collector wants.  But it's plenty good enough for the average 
listener. In terms of sound quality, I see no reason why it should be 
distinguishable from your garden variety CD.  Tracks are tagged and I put some 
info in the comments section about the source and .wav gathering, just to keep 
the digital gene pool organized.  If possible I'll try to find some artwork off 
the web to include with it.

p.s. - I am generally not very good about re:'s in the group.  But I always 
pack releases with plenty of .pars to help them survive in the wild, plus all 
the above documentation to prevent confusion as much as possible.  Just my way 
of giving back after leeching on here for longer than I can remember.  Anyhoo, 
enjoy the (re-upped) Kenny.

Here's the Wiki on it:

Released	1971
Recorded	April 28 and May 11 & 25, 1971
Studio	Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre	Jazz
Length	49:52
Label	CTI  CTI 6011
Producer	Creed Taylor

The Allmusic review states "This is Burrell at his level best as a player to be 
sure, but also as a composer and as a bandleader. Magnificent".

Allmusic	4/5 stars
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings	3/4 stars

Track listing:

All compositions by Kenny Burrell except where noted

    "Be Yourself" - 5:56
    "Love Is the Answer" - 4:54
    "Do What You Gotta Do" - 9:35
    "A Child Is Born" (Thad Jones) - 8:37
    "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 8:55    
    
Personnel

    Kenny Burrell - electric guitar
    Freddie Hubbard - trumpet
    Hubert Laws - flute
    Richard Wyands - piano, electric piano
    Hugh Lawson - electric piano
    Ron Carter - bass
    Billy Cobham - drums
    Ray Barretto, Airto Moreira - percussion
    Seymour Barab, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Lucien Schmit, Alan Shulman 
- cello
    Don Sebesky - arranger, conductor



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