Kenny Burrell Licks

Kenny Burrell is known for his cool style . His cool tone made his licks unforgettable, matched by his smooth feel. Burrell has played with many of the greats including Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine, and many more. It is important to study Kenny Burrell licks either as a beginner or an advanced player mainly to improve your swing feel. I hope you enjoy these Kenny Burrell licks!

#1 "Chitlins Con Carne" Lick

  • This lick is transcribed from Kenny Burrell's solo in "Chitlins Con Carne".
  • The lick can be played over a C7(#9) cord and the C minor pentatonic scale is used here.
  • Click here to listen to this lick on YouTube.
Kenny Burrell Lick

#2 "Chitlins Con Carne" Lick #2

  • This lick is also transcribed from Kenny's solo in "Chitlins Con Carne".
  • This lick can be played over the turnaround in a C blues.
  • Also, take note that those are slides in the first measure where the slurs are.
  • Click here to listen to this lick on YouTube.
Kenny Burrell Lick