Saturday, March 23, 2013

Barney Kessel & Red Mitchell - Two Way Conversation

On this relaxed date, guitarist Barney Kessel and bassist Red Mitchell had a musical reunion; they had played together often in the 1950s. The music includes three Kessel originals, a pair of then-current pop songs ("Alone Again Naturally" and "Killing Me Softly With His Song"), "Summertime" and "Wave." The playing is fine, but no real surprises occur, and some of the subtle interpretations are a bit sleepy (sleepy ?).
Scott Yanow

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Barney Kessel
Red Mitchell
Two Way Conversation


1 Two Way Conversation (Kesel)  6:22
2 Walkin' & Talkin' (Kessel)  5:45
3 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin)  6:48
4 Wave (Jobim, Moraes)  3:42
5 I'm on My Way (Kessel)  4:26
6 Alone Agin (Naturally)  5:07
7 Killing Me Softly with His Song (Fox, Gimbel)  3:49
8 Wave [alt. take] (Jobim, Moraes)  3:59
9 I'm on My Way [alt. take] (Kessel)  4:07

Barney Kessel - g
Red Mitchell - b

Recorded at Metronome Studio, Stockholm, Sweden [# 1-3] June 5, 1973 ; & Ljudkopia Studio, same place [# 4-9], October 2, 1973.


Melanchthon said...

CrunchyFrog said...

very nice share - two masters at work! Thanks, Mel.

0x3 said...

Super thanks. This on slipped my mind.