Throughout his career, Kenny Burrell has become well known for his taste, melodic style and attractive sound on the guitar. Burrell, who was part of the Detroit jazz scene before moving to New York in the mid-1950s, early on signed with Blue Note where he made most of the greatest recordings of his career. Freedom is one of the most obscure of Burrell's Blue Note recordings. It was originally only released in Japan and has rarely reappeared since. Burrell, while not abandoning his melodic approach on ballads, is quite heated on the faster material and very soulful throughout, interacting with such notables as Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock and Hank Jones. Freedom is a true rarity, and a long lost gem.