Barney Kessel Live

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, 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 - 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 - Jazz Guitar Improvisation: Chord-Melody Style

Barney Kessel - Jazz Guitar Improvisation: Chord-Melody Style
3xVSHRip | AVI/MPEG-PS, ~7357 kb/s | 720x576 | Duration: 45 mins | English: MP3, 320 kb/s (2 ch) | 2.43 GB
Genre: Guitar Lessons

Seven clear, precise lessons in developing exciting chordal harmonies. This course will ultimately lead to your own original harmonic style.

Barney Kessel - Let's Cook! (1957) [1999]  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Jan. 30, 2015
Barney Kessel - Let's Cook! (1957) [1999]

Barney Kessel - Let's Cook! (1957) [1999]
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5 Tracks | 39:50 | 91 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Milestone / OJCCD

This is an excellent session from guitarist Barney Kessel. Kessel is matched with vibraphonist Victor Feldman, pianist Hampton Hawes, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Shelly Manne for a blues-with-a-bridge (the 11-minute "Let's Cook"), Vernon Duke's ballad "Time Remembered," and "Just in Time." The second half of the album has modernized versions of "Tiger Rag" and "Jersey Bounce" as played by the guitarist, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, trombonist Frank Rosolino, pianist Jimmie Rowles, Vinnegar, and Manne. Throughout, Kessel keeps with the other all-stars, swinging hard while paying tribute to the legacy of Charlie Christian.
Barney Kessel And His Men - Breakfast At Tiffany's (1962) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Barney Kessel And His Men - Breakfast At Tiffany's (1962) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
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© 2013 Reprise / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27211 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Guitar

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Those seeking Barney Kessel's legendary jazz stylings should look elsewhere. As a guitarist in the `50s, Kessel was renowned for his cool, bop-inspired playing in small quartets on sessions with the Contemporary label. But in the early `60s he signed with Reprise and embarked on a series of pop records. This was hardly new territory for Kessel, as he'd been backing pop musicians for years, and was a first-call guitarist for pop titans like Phil Spector; but as a front-man, this was a break from the jazz sessions he'd previously led. On his debut for Reprise, Kessel reinterpreted Henry Mancini's soundtrack for Breakfast at Tiffany's with a septet that included the superb playing of Paul Horn on saxophone and flute.

Barney Kessel - Military Swing (2006)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Dec. 31, 2014
Barney Kessel - Military Swing (2006)

Barney Kessel - Military Swing (2006)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 41:59 | 97,50 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazzbank

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)…

Barney Kessel - Easy Like Vol. 1 (1953)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Dec. 27, 2014
Barney Kessel - Easy Like Vol. 1 (1953)

Barney Kessel - Easy Like Vol. 1 (1953)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 14 Tracks | 46:04 | 99 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJC-153, Contemporary Records ‎– C 3511

Other than four songs apiece released by Onyx and Verve, the CD reissue of Easy Like, Vol. 1 has guitarist Barney Kessel's first sessions as a leader, performances which launched his longtime association with the Contemporary label. Augmented by two "new" alternate takes, the set features Kessel in boppish form with quintets in 1953 and 1956 featuring, either Bud Shank or Buddy Collette doubling on flute and alto. Kessel shows off the influence of Charlie Christian throughout the performances, with the highlights including "Easy Like," "Lullaby of Birdland," "North of the Border," and the accurately titled "Salute to Charlie Christian."

Barney Kessel - Plays For Lovers (2003)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Dec. 22, 2014
Barney Kessel - Plays For Lovers (2003)

Barney Kessel - Plays For Lovers (2003)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 16 Tracks | 1:07:26 | 149 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: CONTEMPORARY RECORDS

Guitarist Barney Kessel was the backbone of what I consider to be the most romantic album ever made, Julie London's Julie Is Her Name. It was only a natural choice for Fantasy to add Kessel's name to its list of Plays For Lovers compilations. Barney Kessel Plays For Lovers is 67 minutes of generally gorgeous music recorded for Contemporary Records over the period from 1953 to 1988. The album consists of 16 standards, two of which are up-tempo: "Satin Doll" and "Just in Time." The rest are soft ballads…
Barney Kessel - Modern Jazz Archive: A Master Of Guitar (2004)

Barney Kessel - Modern Jazz Archive: A Master Of Guitar (2004)
EAC Rip | 2CDs | FLAC Image + Cue + Log => 471 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 239 MB | Full scans => 22.8 MB
Label: Membran Music | Catalog.#: 221957-306 | Genre: Guitar 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…