Found! Kenny Burrell’s “Tender Gender” LP

tender gender LPThe Tender Gender is my favorite LP by jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell. I’ve owned it awhile and don’t recall the cost, but it must of been around $8-12 for this Japanese pressing of Cadet 772 (This Japanese version was produced by Baybridge Records as UPS-2228-BC in 1983, Cadet released it originally in 1966). I was expecting excellent sound, but the sonics on this LP are just ok. It’s somewhat dull in timbre and compressed, as if the four musicians had their instruments mushed together in the mix. I also owned the domestic version of the album and it’s hard to recall, but the sonics weren’t any better and may have been slightly worse. But no worries, because Burrell’s playing trumps all of that. Continue reading