Watch the Rhumba Blue online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Alchemy

Along with Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell was part of a triumvirate of hard bop guitarists in the 1950s and 60s, though unlike Green and Montgomery, Burrell is still around. All three could hang with the heaviest of bebop changes, yet turned in plenty of performances saturated with the blues. For a full dose of Burrell getting down and dirty, check out Midnight Blue or his work with Jimmy Smith on Back at the Chicken Shack and Midnight Special.