Barney Kessel

Barney Kessel - Live At The Jazz Mill 1954 (2016) {Modern Harmonic MHCD-007}

Barney Kessel - Live At The Jazz Mill 1954 (2016) {Modern Harmonic MHCD-007}
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© 1954, 2016 Modern Harmonic / Sundazed Music | MHCD-007
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Guitar

A fantastic addition to the Barney Kessel catalog of the 50s – a never-heard live set that has the guitarist in form that's every bit as strong as his famous albums for Contemporary Records! In fact, the strength of the recording may well capture Kessel at a level that beats those sessions – as Barney's playing live, with a bit more bite – and really grabs us with the strong tone on his solos – and the sense of energy he gets in a quartet that also includes a young Pete Jolly on piano! The recording quality is excellent – crystal-clear, and very focused – and the set isn't one of those lost tapes that should have stayed "lost" – but instead a real lost chapter in Barney's tremendous career.
Barney Kessel - Kessel's Kit (1969) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 100}

Barney Kessel - Kessel's Kit (1969) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 100}
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© 1969, 2015 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 100
Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Soul Jazz / Groove / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of Barney Kessel's greatest albums ever – a rare Italian-only session that has a sparkly Brazilian groove! The record was recorded in Rome in 1970, and it's got Kessel's guitar fronting a combo with organ and some very tight percussion – all dancing around in a fast samba mode that's different from virtually anything else he ever recorded – very groovy, very upbeat, and very much what you might expect when the talents of a west coast guitar giant meets the best of the Italian studio scene of the time! There's loads of original tracks on the set – like "Freeway", "Lison", "BJ's Samba", and "On the Riviera" – and the whole thing has a breezy dancing feel that's really wonderful!
Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd - Great Guitars: Live (2CD) (2001)

Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd - Great Guitars: Live (2CD Set) (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:33:25 | 466 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Concord Records | Catalog: B00005JXTE

The second Great Guitars album features guitarists Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis matching wits and generally inspiring each other throughout this studio set. The trio, along with bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Wayne Philips, are heard together on four numbers (best are "Undecided" and Ellis' "H & B Guitar Boogie"; Ellis and Kessel duet on "Down Home Blues"; Byrd has two features to himself; and a medley combines together short versions of "Benny's Bugle & and "Latin Groove" with the typically exuberant "Charlie's Blues" A fine all-around effort.

Barney Kessel - Music to listen to Barney Kessel by (1956)  Music

Posted by robertl at Dec. 16, 2009
Barney Kessel - Music to listen to Barney Kessel by (1956)

Barney Kessel - Music to listen to Barney Kessel by (1956)
MP3 | 320 Kbps CBR | 102 Mb | RAR | RS
Jazz

Barney Kessel celebrated his domination of the 1956 magazine polls with one of the most challenging and unprecedented albums of his career, a twelve-tune recital where his guitar is surrounded by five woodwinds and a rhythm section playing his own crystalline scores. While the main focus is on the leader, such talented associates as Buddy Collette, Andre Previn, Jimmy Rowles, Red Mitchell, and Shelly Manne are also on hand to lend support. Among the many fine tune choices, two beautiful David Raksin compositions are given special treatment, as Kessel plays "Love Is for the Very Young" ("The Bad and the Beautiful") accompanied by the woodwinds only, and "Laura" as a duet with bassist Mitchell.

Barney Kessel - It's a Blue World (1990)  Music

Posted by mohet2003 at April 28, 2009
Barney Kessel - It's a Blue World (1990)

Barney Kessel - It's a Blue World
Label: A Jazz Hour With-1990 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | Time: 1h 1m 44s | Size: 138 MB
Styles: Jazz, Bop, Cool, West Coast Jazz

One of the finest guitarists to emerge after the death of Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel 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 (1944-1945) 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 (1952-1953) 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 in London for a time (1969-1970). In 1973, he began touring and recording with the Great Guitars, a group also including Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd. A serious stroke in 1992 put Barney Kessel permanently out of action, but many of his records (which include dates for Onyx, Black Lion, Sonet, and Concord, in addition to many of the Contemporaries) are available, along with several video collections put out by Vestapol. Kessel was diagnosed with inoperable cancer in 2001, which eventually took his life in May of 2004. He was 80 years old. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music

Barney Kessel - Kessel Plays Standards (1955)  Music

Posted by intothe at Nov. 10, 2009
Barney Kessel - Kessel Plays Standards (1955)

Barney Kessel - Kessel Plays Standards (1955)
Jazz | Easy CD-DA rip (sep. FLAC files, no cue, no log) | 170 MB
OJC (Dig. Remastered) | 39:52 | RAR with 5% recovery | full scans

Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - Poor Butterfly (1977)  Music

Posted by intothe at Oct. 27, 2009
Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - Poor Butterfly (1977)

Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - Poor Butterfly (1977)
Jazz | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 238 MB | full scans
Concord Jazz (1995) | 42:41 | RAR with 5% recovery

Barney Kessel - The Poll Winners (1957)  Music

Posted by intothe at June 28, 2009
Barney Kessel - The Poll Winners (1957)

Barney Kessel - The Poll Winners (1957)
Jazz | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 276 MB | full scans
OJC | 40:32 | RAR with 5% recovery
Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CD [Re-Up]

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CD
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Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Label: Lone Hill Jazz | # LHJ 10355 | Time: 02:34:06

The complete memorable recordings made by Billie Holiday in 1956-57 backed by a small group including Ben Webster, Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles and Barney Kessel. A complete Holiday set recorded at Newport during the same period has been added as a bonus. Includes 16-page booklet.

Billie Holiday - Billie's Best (1992)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Sept. 24, 2016
Billie Holiday - Billie's Best (1992)

Billie Holiday - Billie's Best (1992)
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Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Records, #:314 513 943-2 | 1992 | 01:00:36

This selection is drawn from Billie Holiday's Verve recordings of the mid-1950s. It was a time when her voice was already showing some wear and tear, but the same experiences that tattered the voice brought it an unmatched expressiveness. Her voice possessed a unique presence, a sound that seems lit up by a resilient vitality. Producer Norman Granz set Holiday among the small jazz combos that suited her talents best, groups that included some of the finest soloists of her generation, such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and saxophonists Benny Carter and Ben Webster. Granz also supplied ideal rhythm sections, with pianist Jimmy Rowles and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel making appearances here. There's more room to stretch out than was available on the early Columbia and Commodore recordings, and the results are relaxed and profound treatments of some great songs. –Stuart Broomer