Monday, April 18, 2016

Barney Kessel - Yesterday

This CD reissue has guitarist Barney Kessel's performance at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival. Kessel is heard unaccompanied on two ballads (the Beatles' "Yesterday" and his own "In the Garden of Love"), he performs "Laura" in a trio with bassist Kenny Baldock and drummer Johnny Richardson, plays three songs with a quartet also featuring pianist Brian Lemon, uses a quintet on "Bridging the Blues" which also co-stars tenor saxophonist Danny Moss and, for an encore, has a duet with violinist Stephane Grappelli on a delightful version of "Tea for Two." This well-rounded set features Barney Kessel in prime form and is easily recommended to his fans.
Scott Yanow

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Barney Kessel
Recorded live at the Montreux Festival


1 Laura (Mercer, Raksin) 5:30
2 Yesterday (Lennon, McCartney) 3:30
3 It's a Blue World (Forrest, Wright) 7:57
4 Old Devil Moon (Harburg, Lane) 4:32
5 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward) 7:48
6 In the Gardon of Love (Kessel) 4:03
7 Bridging the Blues (Kessel) 9:50
8 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans) 5:12


Barney Kessel - g
Dany Moss - ts [# 7]
Stéphane Grappelli - vl [# 8]
Brian Lemon - p [# 3-5 & 7]
Kenny Baldock - b
Johnny Richardson - dr

Recorded in performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland ; July 4, 1973


ZM-JazzRock said...

fan-tas-ti-que !

Anonymous said...

Great upgrade, premier album - thank you.

Mileskat said...

Barney Kessel - Yesterday - thanks. Your efforts are appreciated.

Blue Eyes said...

Un album fortement recommandé pour tous les fans de Barney. Merci Melanchthon.

rm said...

Merci beaucoup!

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

I have this but if "you" don't ..... "guit" it! A must have as is all BK.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias.

francisco santos said...


grumpy said...

Don't know how I missed this before! many thanks Mel.

Geoviki said...

Barney Kessel is one of my new favorites, so thank you so much.

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice post, Melanchthon.
Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Thank you MM!

chico said...

Thanks for this post.Password,??Thanks