Friday, May 19, 2017

Barney Kessel Plays "Some Like It Hot"

This CD reissue brings back the original 1959 Barney Kessel LP of the same name and adds two alternate takes. The release of the movie Some Like It Hot served as a good excuse for guitarist Kessel to join together with Art Pepper (switching between alto, clarinet, and tenor), trumpeter Joe Gordon, pianist Jimmy Rowles, rhythm guitarist Jack Marshall, bassist Monty Budwig, and drummer Shelly Manne to interpret a variety of vintage numbers, most of which date from the 1920s. Such tunes as "I Wanna Be Loved by You," "Runnin' Wild," "Down Among the Sheltering Palms," and "By the Beautiful Sea" are given fairly modern arrangements but still retain the flavor of the 1920s, and it is particularly interesting to hear Gordon and Pepper soloing on these ancient songs.
Scott Yanow

Barney Kessel
Some Like It Hot


1 Some Like It Hot (Malneck)  4:15
2 I Wanna Be Loved by You (Kalmar, Ruby, Stothart)  3:37
3 Stairway to the Stars* (Malneck, Parish, Signorelli)  3:16
4 Sweet Sue (Harris, Young)  4:42
5 Runnin' Wild (Gibbs, Grey, Wood)  3:19
6 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)  3:39
7 Down Among the Sheltering Palms (Brockman, Olman)  4:01
8 Sugar Blues (Fletcher, Sampson, Williams)  3:24
9 I'm Thru with Love* (Kahn, Livingston, Malneck)  3:14
10 By the Beautiful Sea (Carroll)  3:10
11 Sweet Sue [alt. take*] (Harris, Young)  4:48
12 Runnin' Wild [alt. take*] (Gibbs, Grey, Wood)  6:31


Barney Kessel - g
Art Pepper - cl, as & ts
Joe Gordon - tp
Jimmy Rowles - p
Jack Marshall - rhth g
Monty Budwig - b
Shelly Manne - dr

Recorded in Contemporary's Studio in Los Angeles ; March 30-31, 1959 & April 3, 1959*


Danneau said...

C'est assez rigolo de croiser de tels documents dans notre ère, mais un plaisir de renouer connaissance. Merci.

L.O.L. said...


Blue Eyes said...

Cet album est un must pour tous les fans de Barney! super post Mel!

threewildotters said...

Thank you SO much, not just for this but hundreds of other treasures! Your blog has been a gold mine for me in filling out my Contemporary library and so many others!

tarareamusic said...

Cual es la clave del archivo

Axel.T. said...

Thanks for this one. Great players from the west coast scene.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

deGallo said...

Without doubt! The greatest jazz guitarist ever! You can't tell I'm his biggest fan can you? Thanks.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias !!!!!!!!!!!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Fred Archtop said...

wonderful post. Thanks Mel.