Wednesday, April 12, 2017

'A Sleepy Session' with Barney Kessel

This CD reissue contains a sleepy trio session by guitarist Barney Kessel who teams up with bassist Kenny Napper and drummer John Marshall for a variety of current pop tunes (including Burt Bacharach's "The Look Of Love" and two Michel Legrand songs) plus a few overly relaxed standards and originals. The CD is rounded out by three bouncy numbers from 1969 that feature Kessel with a big band that includes tenor-saxophonist Teddy Edwards and pianist Jimmy Rowles. Overall the lethargic performances function best as superior background music.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Barney Kessel
Autumn Leaves


1 Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer, Prevert)  4:56
2 Corcovado (Quiet Nights) (Jobim)  3:28
3 On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) (Lane, Lerner)  4:46
4 Aquarius (Donato)  5:06
5 You're the One for Me (Kessel)  4:17
6 The Look of Love (Bacharach, David)  4:09
7 I Will Wait for You (Demy, Gimbel, Legrand)  3:21
8 Watch What Happens (Legrand)  3:35
9 Blue Soul (Kessel)  4:06
10 Comin' Home (Kessel)  7:40
11 Shufflin' (Kessel)  3:08
12 Quail Bait (Kessel)  3:20
13 Watch the Birds Go By (Kessel)  5:17


Barney Kessel - g
Kenny Napper - b
John Marshall - dr
Jimmy Rowles - p [# 9-11]
Teddy Edwards - ts [# 9-11]

Recorded in London & Hollywood ; between October 29, 1968 & September 19, 1969

(See the complete artwork for all details)


Guitarristas said...

Your blog is the best on the web!!!

Thank you very much for the excellent material ;)

the jazzman said...

Thank you.

itr said...

Many thanks, excellent share.

analog said...

Wow, this is great stuff day after day, please keep it coming!

If I could throw out a request? I really want to find Howard Roberts "Equinox Express Elevator"?

Thanks again!

salience said...

my compliments too!

Blacky said...

Thank's for this share a great moment


Otis Foster said...

Thanks for the offering, M - Teddy Edwards is an added treat.

Crimhead420 said...

Thanks for the all the Pat Martino, I bought "El Hombre" back in Sept. and posted it @ flac w scans here:

Thanks again, i also put your link on my blog list.

thoth said...

john marshall from soft machine i wonder?

deGallo said...

Screw Scott Yanow!!! And his opinions!! This is the greatest jazz guitarist and Yanow is not even worthy enough to say his name. Thanks.

Orbyt said...

Sleepy?? Ay yi yi! Great post Mel.

fcapeau said...

Splendid post, Mel ! Many thanks.

Eli Koch said...

Many thanks for all the great posts.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Another stellar "review" by Yanow, lol.

Sandflyer said...

Hmm.. Barney Kessel is better than Kenny Burrell


Anonymous said...

At my ripe age of xx I have always had a tendency to rank musicians, until my pro classical violin daughter heard one of my opinions and looked at me with a glance I have never seen before: "how do you dare, Daddy, to say this one is better than that one, how do you know?..." I have decided not to voice opinionated views anymore. I think she was right, especially that she is one hell of a musician herself.

Kovina Kris said...

Expired files on this one. I won't beg for a re-post but I would certainly snap it up if it makes it way back to the front pages again. Thanks for everything you do Mel.

Melanchthon said...

Starchild said...

Many thanks melanchthon!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you so much for re-upping this. Snapped up indeed! Thank you Mel!

Fred Archtop said...

Merci Mel pour ce Barney.