BARNEY KESSEL

Bop / Bossa Nova / Pop/Art Song/Folk / Swing / Soul Jazz • United States
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One of the finest guitarists to emerge after the death of Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004) was a reliable bop soloist throughout his career. He played with a big band fronted by Chico Marx (1943), was fortunate enough to appear in the classic jazz short Jammin' the Blues (1944) and then worked with the big bands of Charlie Barnet (1944-45) and Artie Shaw (1945); he also recorded with Shaw's Gramercy Five.

Kessel became a busy studio musician in Los Angeles but was always in demand for jazz records. He toured with the Oscar Peterson Trio for one year (1952-53) and then, starting in 1953, led an impressive series of records for Contemporary that lasted until 1961 (including several with Ray Brown and Shelly Manne in a trio accurately called "The Poll Winners"). After touring Europe with George Wein's Newport All-Stars (1968) Kessel lived
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BARNEY KESSEL Barney Kessel  (aka Easy Like Volume 1) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Barney Kessel (aka Easy Like Volume 1)
Bop 1954
BARNEY KESSEL Barney Kessel Volume 2 (aka Kessel Plays Standards) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Barney Kessel Volume 2 (aka Kessel Plays Standards)
Bop 1954
BARNEY KESSEL Barney Kessel, Volume 3: 0.00 | 0 ratings
Barney Kessel, Volume 3: "To Swing or Not to Swing"
Bop 1955
BARNEY KESSEL Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By
Bop 1957
BARNEY KESSEL The Poll Winners album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Poll Winners
Bop 1957
BARNEY KESSEL The Poll Winners Ride Again ! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Poll Winners Ride Again !
Bop 1958
BARNEY KESSEL Modern Jazz Performances From Bizet's Carmen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Modern Jazz Performances From Bizet's Carmen
Bop 1959
BARNEY KESSEL Some Like It Hot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Some Like It Hot
Bop 1959
BARNEY KESSEL The Poll Winners Exploring the Scene ! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Poll Winners Exploring the Scene !
Bop 1960
BARNEY KESSEL Poll Winners Three ! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Poll Winners Three !
Bop 1960
BARNEY KESSEL Breakfast At Tiffany's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Bop 1961
BARNEY KESSEL Workin' Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Workin' Out
Bop 1961
BARNEY KESSEL Bossa Nova album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova 1961
BARNEY KESSEL Let's Cook! album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Let's Cook!
Bop 1962
BARNEY KESSEL Contemporary Latin Rhythms album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Contemporary Latin Rhythms
Bossa Nova 1963
BARNEY KESSEL Herbie Mann's Song Book: Complete Bossa Nova album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Herbie Mann's Song Book: Complete Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova 1967
BARNEY KESSEL Hair Is Beautiful (aka Aquarius.The Music From Hair) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hair Is Beautiful (aka Aquarius.The Music From Hair)
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1969
BARNEY KESSEL What's New... Barney Kessel? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What's New... Barney Kessel?
Bop 1969
BARNEY KESSEL Feeling Free album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Feeling Free
Bossa Nova 1969
BARNEY KESSEL Guitarra (aka Kessel's Kit) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitarra (aka Kessel's Kit)
Soul Jazz 1970
BARNEY KESSEL Swinging Easy! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swinging Easy!
Bop 1971
BARNEY KESSEL Barney Kessel And Stéphane Grappelli ‎: Limehouse Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Barney Kessel And Stéphane Grappelli ‎: Limehouse Blues
Swing 1972
BARNEY KESSEL Two Way Conversation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two Way Conversation
Bop 1974
BARNEY KESSEL Barney (& Friends) Plays Kessel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Barney (& Friends) Plays Kessel
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1975
BARNEY KESSEL Blue Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Soul
Bop 1975
BARNEY KESSEL The Poll Winners : Straight Ahead album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Poll Winners : Straight Ahead
Bop 1976
BARNEY KESSEL Soaring album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soaring
Bop 1977
BARNEY KESSEL Poor Butterfly (with Herb Ellis) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Poor Butterfly (with Herb Ellis)
Bop 1977
BARNEY KESSEL Jellybeans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jellybeans
Bop 1981
BARNEY KESSEL Solo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo
Bop 1983
BARNEY KESSEL Spontaneous Combustion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spontaneous Combustion
Bop 1987
BARNEY KESSEL Red Hot and Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Red Hot and Blues
Bop 1988

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BARNEY KESSEL live albums

BARNEY KESSEL Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party at Contemporary album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party at Contemporary
Bop 1963
BARNEY KESSEL On Fire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Fire
Bop 1965
BARNEY KESSEL Summertime In Montreux  (aka In Concert aka Yesterday) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Summertime In Montreux (aka In Concert aka Yesterday)
Bop 1973
BARNEY KESSEL Just Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Friends
Bop 1975
BARNEY KESSEL Barney Kessel, Harry Babasin ‎: Sessions, Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Barney Kessel, Harry Babasin ‎: Sessions, Live
Bop 1976
BARNEY KESSEL Live at Sometime album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Sometime
Bop 1977
BARNEY KESSEL Military Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Military Swing
Bop 2006
BARNEY KESSEL Live At The Jazz Mill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Jazz Mill
Bop 2016
BARNEY KESSEL Live at the Jazz Mill 1954 - Vol 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Jazz Mill 1954 - Vol 2
Bop 2018
BARNEY KESSEL Hoboken, NJ 1980 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hoboken, NJ 1980
Bop 2018

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BARNEY KESSEL re-issues & compilations

BARNEY KESSEL El Tigre (aka Upper Classmen) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
El Tigre (aka Upper Classmen)
Bop 1958
BARNEY KESSEL Barney Kessel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Barney Kessel
Bop 1970
BARNEY KESSEL The Artistry of Barney Kessel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Artistry of Barney Kessel
Bop 1986
BARNEY KESSEL Autumn Leaves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Autumn Leaves
Bop 1989
BARNEY KESSEL The Concord Jazz Heritage Series album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Bop 1998
BARNEY KESSEL Plays For Lovers (1953-1988) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays For Lovers (1953-1988)
Bop 2003
BARNEY KESSEL Modern Jazz Archive: A Master Of Guitar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Modern Jazz Archive: A Master Of Guitar
Bop 2004
BARNEY KESSEL Live In Los Angeles At P.j.'s Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Los Angeles At P.j.'s Club
Bop 2006
BARNEY KESSEL The First Four Albums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The First Four Albums
Bop 2008

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