Sunday, July 3, 2016

Barney Kessel & Stéphane Grappelli - Limehouse Blues

In 1969 violinist Stephane Grappelli and guitarist Barney Kessel teamed up for a few albums. This CD, in addition to five hot performances that originally came out on LP, has five previously unreleased performances from the same sessions. Throughout, the two principals (backed by rhythm guitarist Nini Rosso, bassist Michel Gaudry and drummer Jean-Louis Viale) are in top form, consistently inspiring each other.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Stephane Grappelli
 Barney Kessel
Limehouse Blues


1 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Ellington, Mills)  5:47
2 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  3:49
3 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans)  5:07
4 Limehouse Blues (Braham, Furber)  3:28
5 Copa Cola (Kessel)  6:11
6 Honeysuckle Rose [take 2] (Razaf, Waller)  6:12
7 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:16
8 Blues for Georges (Kessel)  4:46
9 Barniana (Almeida)  3:38
10 Perdido (Drake, Lengsfelder, Tizol)  5:09


Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Barney Kessel - g
Nini Rosso - rht. g
Michel Gaudry - b
Jean-Louis Viale - dr

Recorded at Studio Davout, Paris ; June 23 & 24, 1969


the doc said...

I love this record

Orbyt said...

C'est fantastique! Vous êtes une sorte unique et généreuse. Mille mercis Melanchthon!

Blue Eyes said...

Merci beaucoup Mel pour la version en lossless ! j'adore cette session, Barney est vraiment fantastique,I love it, un de ses meilleurs albums à mon avis, one of his best albums in my opinion. Highly recommended !

itr said...

Totally new for me, many thanks Mel.

jazzy62 said...

Excellent album! Thank you very much.

deGallo said...

I have this LP. Thank you for the digital version.

GreyBeard47 said...

Link no longer online.

Melanchthon said...

Gil said...

Je crois me souvenir ,que Nini Rosso accompagnait Léo Ferré a la guitare dans les années 50'. Merci.

Fred Archtop said...

Super ! Merci 1000 fois Mel.

The Jackal said...

Thanks Mel,

My vinyl copy is pretty scratchy

GreyBeard47 said...

Thank you, Melanchthon!

AmyBRAINS said...

Thnks a lot, Melanchthon.
This album is a rare gem to me.

Màrius Alfambra said...

Hi! wich is the password? Thanks for sharing this album!

Kovina Kris said...

Another nice upgrade. Thank you!