CARL KRESS

Swing • United States
Jazz music community with review and forums
CARL KRESS picture
Carl Kress, along with Eddie Lang, can be considered THE founding father of jazz guitar. While Lang pioneered the use of single-string horn inspired lines, Carl's method was that of chord soloing. Carl got his start as banjoist for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra in 1926, which also featured Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer. In 1927 Kress entered the studio accompanied by Bix and Trumbauer and recorded some sides as the Chicago Loopers. From 1927-1929 Kress could be found in the bands of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Miff Mole and Red Nichols.

In the 1930's Kress had switched over to the guitar and beginning in 1932 recorded some of the finest duets in jazz guitar history with Eddie Lang and again in 1934 with Dick McDonough. Soon Kress became known for his second contribution to jazz by being part owner of the famed ONYX club on 52nd Street.

Throughout the 30's
read more...
Thanks to snobb for the addition

CARL KRESS Online Videos

No CARL KRESS online videos available. Search and add one now.

Buy CARL KRESS music

More places to buy metal & CARL KRESS music

CARL KRESS Discography

CARL KRESS albums / top albums

CARL KRESS Carl Kress in a Recital of Original Guitar Solos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carl Kress in a Recital of Original Guitar Solos
Swing 1940
CARL KRESS Classics in Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classics in Jazz
Swing 1953
CARL KRESS Carl Kress And George Barnes ‎: Two Guitars Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carl Kress And George Barnes ‎: Two Guitars Volume 1
Swing 1983
CARL KRESS Carl Kress / George Barnes / Bud Freeman ‎: Two Guitars And A Horn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carl Kress / George Barnes / Bud Freeman ‎: Two Guitars And A Horn
Swing 1983

CARL KRESS EPs & splits

CARL KRESS live albums

CARL KRESS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

CARL KRESS re-issues & compilations

CARL KRESS singles (0)

CARL KRESS movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

CARL KRESS Reviews

No CARL KRESS music reviews posted yet.

CARL KRESS Movies Reviews

No CARL KRESS movie reviews posted yet.

CARL KRESS Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Order and Chaos Post Bop
CECILIE GRUNDT
Buy this album from MMA partners
I'm All Yours Vocal Jazz
BETH DUNCAN
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

Primal Forms
WACLAW ZIMPEL
js· 5 hours ago
Grown
WAAJU
js· 19 hours ago
MON DAVID ?Throw It Away?
MON DAVID
js· 1 day ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us