One of the first albums from guitarist Kenny Burrell
as a leader – a date that has him working with players from his hometown scene in Detroit – in case you couldn't guess from the title! Kenny
's style here is a bit different than on the Blue Note dates of the time – almost a bit more personal, and leaner – which is a surprise, given the usual heavier feel of a Savoy session. Other players include Pepper Adams on baritone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Kenny
Clarke on drums – and before you complain, we know that not all of these guys are from Detroit – but that's the way they titled the thing, so you'll have to write to the label! Adams is a bit down in the mix, so he never over-dominates Burrell
's tone – but he still gets plenty of space to sparkle on his solos, working with those sharp edges that make his Savoy appearances so great. Titles include "Your Host", "Afternoon In Paris", "Apothegh", "Cottontail", and "Tom's Thumb".
(Red label deep groove pressing, with RVG etch! Vinyl is mostly nice, but has two short clicks. Cover has masking tape on seams, a small sticker, and some pen on the back – and label has a promo stamp.)