Kenny Burrell: Chitlins Con Carne
Chitlins Con Carne
Kenny Burrell (guitar)
Midnight Blue (Blue Note 7243 4 95335 2 3)
Bill English (drums).
Composed by Kenny Burrell.
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 7, 1963
Rating: 93/100 (learn more)
Strictly speaking (and we here at Jazz.com are semantic sticklers), "Chitlins Con Carne" is double-talk. Since chitlins are pig guts and carne is meat, "Chitlins Con Carne" means meat with meat. This track, though, is so tasty, we're willing to cut Kenny Burrell some slack. No doubt he was thinking of Blue Note + bossa nova, which Chef Kenny combines to culinary quintessence. Spice with Ray Barretto's conga, simmer over Stanley Turrentine's heated tenor sax, stir frequently with Chef Kenny's funky guitar, and you'll get a mouthwatering stew more delicious than meat with meat. Best served with beer con cerveza.
Reviewer: Alan Kurtz
Tags: blue note