Thursday, April 23, 2015

Barney Kessel - Contemporary Latin Rhythm

A wonderful set from Barney Kessel – bossa-inflected jazz, and a wonderful setting for Barney to hit some very groovy lines on electric guitar ! The group on the date is part of the strength of the record – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Emil Richards on vibes, Paul Horn on flute, and Victor Feldman on piano – with loads of great percussion and guitar interplay on the set, plus some excellent use of flute and vibes – all of which makes for the sort of session that really translates the Brazilian groove into the best sort of sound the LA scene was cutting at the time ! Nice, light, and dancing rhythms – and titles that include "Love", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Latin Dance #1", "Lady Byrd", and "One Note Samba".
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Barney Kessel
Contemporary Latin
Rhythms !


1 Blues in the Night (Mercer, Arlen)  2:39
2 Days of Wine and Roses (Mercer, Mancini)  2:30
3 Latin Dance No. 1 (Kessel)  2:32
4 Lady Byrd (Dameron)  3:30
5 One Note Samba (Jobim, Mendonca, Hendricks)  4:15
6 The Peanut Vendor (Sunshine, Gilbert, Simons)  3:10
7 Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Davis, Farre)  3:47
9 Love (Martin, Blane)  2:47
10 Twilight in Acapulco (Kessel)  2:23


Barney Kessel - g
Alton Hendrickson & Bill Pitman - g rhthm
Paul Horn - s & fl
Conte Candoli - tp
Victor Feldman - vb
Keith Mitchell - b
Stan Levey - dr
Edward Talamantes, Francisco Aguabella & Frank Capp - perc
Emil Richards - mrmb

Recorded January 1, 1961 ?


0x3 said...

great post mel have this on vinyl..

John Pickworth said...

Thanks Mel !

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Melanchthon - I'm a sucker for anything Latin.

Kovina Kris said...

Yet another Kessel upgrade to FLAC for me. Thank you Mel!

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

Melanchthon said...

Rodney said...

Thank you, Mel

deGallo said...

My favorite jazz guitarist! Thank you

chuchuni said...

Superb, many thanks!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!