Saturday, May 6, 2017

Barney Kessel Plays Standards

Guitarist Barney Kessel teams up with Bob Cooper (mostly on oboe but also doubling a bit on tenor), either Claude Williamson or Hampton Hawes on piano, Monty Budwig or Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne or Chuck Thompson on drums. Other than his own "64 Bars on Wilshire" and "Barney's Blues," the repertoire on this CD reissue is comprised of jazz standards. Inventive frameworks and the utilization of Cooper's jazz oboe (a real rarity in jazz of the time) give the otherwise boppish reissue its own personality.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/kessel-plays-standards-mw0000188271

Barney Kessel
Plays
Standards

Tracks

1 Speak Low* (Nash, Weill)  2:45
2 Love Is Here to Stay* (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:26
3 On a Slow Boat to China* (Loesser)  3:18
4 How Long Has This Been Going On ?* (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:20
5 My Old Flame (Coslow, Johnston)  3:39
6 Jeepers Creepers (Mercer, Warren)  3:51
7 Barney's Blues* (Kessel)  3:00
8 Prelude to a Kiss* (Ellington, Gordon, Mills)  3:13
9 A Foggy Day* (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:10
10 You Stepped Out of a Dream (Brown, Kahn)  2:53
11 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Hart, Rodgers)  3:57
12 64 Bars on Wilshire* (Kessel)  3:17


*

Personnel
Barney Kessel - g
Bob Cooper - ts & ob
Hampton Hawes or Claude Williamson* - p
Monty Budwig* or Red Mitchell - b
Shelly Manne* or Chuck Thompson - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; June 4 [# 1-4] ; July 1, 1954 [# 7-9 & 12] ; & September 12, 1955 [# 5, 6, 10 & 11]

25 comments:

Morris said...

Thank you for another seminal west coast album! A great share!

hulaboy said...

Many thanks!

rog said...

Kessel is always Very enjoyable Mel ! Thanks.

Toad said...

Essential, thanks!

Boletus Joe said...

Thank you for this very nice Barney Kessel....

Fernando said...

Thanks once again

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

furnguy said...

thnx.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks pal.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel for this great classic album.

deGallo said...

You can't get any better than Barney Kessel for jazz guitar!!!! Thank you,

Pepin said...

Thank you very much Mel. That delightful recording.

Mike said...

Oboe! I'm in. Thanks for this.

francisco santos said...

Big THX !...

The Jackal said...

Thanks again for my continuing education Mel,

vive la France

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel. Never too much Barney. A very nice lineup and some jazz oboe make this one irresistible. Thank you Mel!

Danny Lee said...

If I'm not wrong, you have posted the wrong album..

Kovina Kris said...

Yes Danny Lee you are correct. Although the links are called "Brn Kssl - strd.7z.001" and "Brn Kssl - strd.7z.002" the album that is extracted is "Barney Kessel - Yesterday"

Kovina Kris said...

BTW, the Yesterday album is an upgrade for me so I'm glad to get that anyway.

Danny Lee said...

Same, Kovina. I'm assuming this happened because the word "yesterday" and "standard" can both be titled as "strd" (removing all the consonants)
Thanks anywas, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

http://www87.zippyshare.com/v/d3hXutfg/file.html
http://www87.zippyshare.com/v/s907B3Q5/file.html

Melanchthon said...

Right analyse, Danny...

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you, Mel.

Jazz Padd said...

Thanks for another great album of "strd's" "strds." ;-)