Kenny Burrell’s office has the cluttered, chaotic, where’d-that-CD-get-to look of a profoundly busy man. Papers and files compete with stacks of CDs and assorted periodicals in his small, corner workspace, the brain center for the Jazz Studies program he has been running for the past decade at UCLA.
“I am swamped,” he said with his characteristic wry grin. “Not only am I directing the program, but I’m responsible for all the instruction. And if the program fails or succeeds or is mediocre or good, it’s my responsibility.”