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Barney Kessel - The First Four Albums (2 CD)

Barney Kessel - The First Four Albums (2 CD)


Author Barney Kessel
Format 2 CD Set
Duration 160 minutes
Publisher Avid
Departments Jazz Guitar
Our price: £3.99
including VAT20


Born in Muskogee USA on October 17th 1923 the legendary guitarist Barney Kessel was self taught. His first main influence was the legendary jazz guitarist Charlie Christian. After playing in local bands Barney relocated to Los Angeles where he freelanced for such great band leaders as Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Les Brown and Benny Goodman. This CD set presents fully re-mastered versions imprint featuring Barney Kessel as leader of his own groups in the 1950's. Included are first four critically acclaimed LP's in their entirety (minus one short track) ' Easy Like', 'Plays Standards', ' To Swing Or Not To Swing' and ' Music To Listen To Barney Kessel By'. Supported by such fine award winning musicians as Shelly Manne, Bud Shank, Harry Edison and Bill Perkins these four albums show us what a unique and brilliant guitarist and arranger Barney Kessel really was!


1. Easy Like
2. Tenderly
3. Lullaby of Birdland
4. What Is There to Say?
5. Bernardo
6. Vicky's Dream
7. Salute to Charlie Christian
8. That's All
9. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart
10. Just Squeeze Me
11. April in Paris
12. North of the Border
13. Speak Low
14. Love Is Here to Stay
15. On a Slow Boat to China
16. How Long Has This Been Going On
17. My Old Flame
18. Jeepers Creepers
19. Barney's Blues
20. Prelude to a Kiss
21. A Foggy Day
22. You Stepped out of a Dream
23. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
24. 64 Bars on Wilshire
25. Begin the Blues
26. Louisiana
27. Happy Feeling
28. Embraceable You
29. Wail Street
30. Indiana
31. Moten Swing
32. Midnight Sun
33. Contemporary Blues
34. Don't Blame Me
35. Cheerful Little Earful
36. Makin' Whoopee
37. My Reverie
38. Blues for a Playboy
39. Love Is for the Very Young
40. Carioca
41. Mountain Greenery
42. Indian Summer
43. Gone with the Wind
44. Laura
45. I Love You
46. Fascinating Rhythm

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