Monday, July 18, 2016

Poll Winners Three !

Compatibility was the hallmark of Poll Winners Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, and Shelly Manne. It explains both the overwhelming demand for their services in so many diverse settings, and why jazz fans continually bestowed honors upon them when the time came to vote for preferred instrumentalists each year. Contemporary Records gave the three giants a perfect forum for relaxed-yet-intense blowing in their five "Poll Winners" sessions, of which this is the third. The attractive program includes a couple of jazz standards, several choice pop songs, and an original by each of the participants.

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Barney Kessel
Poll Winners Three !


1 Soft Winds (Goodman)  4:11
2 Crisis (Kessel)  3:45
3 The Little Rumba (Manne)  3:35
4 Easy Living (Robin, Rainger)  3:20
5 It's All Right With Me (Porter)  3:39
6 Mack The Knife (Weill, Brecht)  3:49
7 Raincheck (Strayhorn)  3:04
8 Minor Mystery (Brown)  5:48
9 I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over (Wrubel, Magdison)  4:30
10 I Hear Music (Lane, Loesser)  2:52


Barney Kessel - g
Ray Brown - b
Shelly Manne - dr

Recorded at Contemporary's Studio in Los Angeles ; November 2, 1959


deGallo said...

Thank you for more of my favorite jazz guitarist!!

neil said...

Got their first two releases, so I'm up for this; many thanks, mel...

Fernando said...

Thank you! Love jazz guitar and love Ray Brown.

Melanchthon said...

Fred Archtop said...

Great mythic album ! Thanks Mel.

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,
that's a nice one, thank you!

Geoviki said...

Cool! I like the first two and didn't even know there was a three, so thanks again.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!
I thought I had this one, but I can't find it.

Anonymous said...

Ray Brown !

Kovina Kris said...

Another nice Poll Winners share. Glad to see it's still alive. Thank you very much Mel!