Friday, June 2, 2017

The Poll Winners - Barney Kessel with Shelly Manne & Ray Brown

The music in this set is primarily conversational, and it is conversation between three spirits with much in common in terms of lifeview and way of living as well as music. It is a conversation between experts whose knowledge has gone so fat that they can never now regard themselves as experts, knowing not what they'll discover next time they talk. And it's a conversation essentially for kicks, the kicks that come best and most frequently when you talk with your peers and are thereby in no need to worry whether your quick allusion will be picked up or whether you'll goof a spiral reference. It's not often that we amateurs, literally as well as French-figuratively, have a chance to hear this much of this kind of talk.
Nat Hentoff, August 2, 1957 (from the original liner notes)

The Poll Winners
Barney Kessel with
Shelly Manne & Ray Brown


1 Jordu (Jordan)  3:31
2 Satin Doll (Ellington, Mercer, Strayhorn)  6:32
3 It Could Happen to You (Burke, VanHeusen)  4:26
4 Mean to Me (Ahlert, Turk)  6:31
5 Don't Worry 'Bout Me (Bloom, Koehler)  4:36
6 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington)  4:03
7 You Got to My Head (Coots, Gillespie)  4:24
8 Minor Mood (Brown, Kessel)  3:21
9 Nagasaki (Dixon, Warren)  3:09


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

Recorded at Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles ; March 18 & 19, 1957


Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Kovina Kris said...

I got this one from you in a previous incarnation but let me say thank you again Mel. Great stuff.