Sunday, October 16, 2016

Herb Ellis & Barney Kessel

Herb Ellis had previously recorded with fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd, Joe Pass and Freddie Green, but this early Concord album (reissued on CD) was his first meeting on records with Barney Kessel. It is of little surprise that the two complementary players (who had both been with the Oscar Peterson Trio at different times in the 1950s) work together quite well. With fine support from bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Jake Hanna, Kessel and Ellis (both generally easy to identify) swing their way through some mostly little-played standards, including "Early Autumn" and "Dearly Beloved," plus a few originals by the co-leaders. Fans of the bop guitar will want this sprightly collaboration.
Scott Yanow

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Barney Kessel 
Herb Ellis
Poor Butterfly


1 Dearly Beloved (Kern, Mercer)  3:23
2 Monsieur Armand (Kessel, Kessel)  4:24
3 Poor Butterfly (Golden, Hubbell)  3:47
4 Make Someone Happy (Comden, Green, Styne)  8:37
5 Early Autumn (Burns, Herman, Mercer)  4:37
6 Hello (Ellis)  3:33
7 Blueberry Hill (Lewis, Rose, Stock)  3:07
8 I'm a Lover (Ellis)  5:14
9 Brigitte (Baker)  5:45


Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - g
Monty Budwig - b
Jake Hanna - dr

Recorded and Remixed at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California ; 1976


d3lta said...

Two of my guitar heroes, thanks Mel!

deGallo said...

Kessel & ellis....I have the LP but I certainly appreciate the CD. Thank you. These are two at the top of my jazz guitar list...with Barney always at #1.

Richard Stands said...

Download is broken, please check

Orbyt said...

A classic, great post Melanchthon.

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon!

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias

stringbender said...

Many thanks for posting this fine LP.

adakun said...

Música siempre agradable, muchas gracias Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you for the upgrade to this fine album Mel!

Melanchthon said...

Fred Archtop said...

thank you Mel for this great album.

Mike said...

Looks promising. Thanks a lot!

rowgatien said...

Nice one! Thank you.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks once again.

Geoviki said...

My grateful thanks once again.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You