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Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at Charlie's Georgetown (1983) [Reissue 1994]

Posted By: gribovar
Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at Charlie's Georgetown (1983) [Reissue 1994]

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars at Charlie's Georgetown (1983) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4209)

The Great Guitars' fifth and final recording with their original three guitarists (Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel) is another excellent effort, although a bit lazier than their previous records. Bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Chuck Redd contribute tasteful support. Other than "Get Happy," most of the selections (which include "Where or When," "Opus One," "Old Folks" and even a soulful "When the Saints Go Marching In") are taken at slow to medium tempos, but the interplay between the guitarists is always impressive and swinging.

The Barney Kessel Trio - Jellybeans (1981) [Reissue 1996]

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The Barney Kessel Trio - Jellybeans (1981) [Reissue 1996]

The Barney Kessel Trio - Jellybeans (1981) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 190 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4164)

On this fairly typical trio set, guitarist Barney Kessel is joined by bassist Bob Maize and drummer Jimmie Smith. "Stella by Starlight," "St. Thomas" and "Shiny Stockings" generate some heat; there are three Kessel originals and also two veteran ballads. The music swings without giving listeners any real surprises, but Kessel's fans can consider this one of his best Concord recordings.

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (1975) [Japanese Edition 2002]

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Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (1975) [Japanese Edition 2002]

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars (1975) [Japanese Edition 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICJ-60913)

Charlie Byrd was teamed up with Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis (along with bassist Joe Byrd and drummer John Rae) for this rather exciting concert. While Ellis and Kessel have three unaccompanied duets, the inclusion of Byrd (thought of as a Brazilian specialist rather than a bopper) is the wild card that makes this set a major success. While Byrd is excellent on his features "Charlie's Blues" and "O Barquinho," it is the three stomps featuring all the guitarists ("Undecided," "Topsy" and "Benny's Bugle") that are most memorable.

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (1957) [Japanese Edition 1986]

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Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (1957) [Japanese Edition 1986]

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (1957) [Japanese Edition 1986]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 205 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor Musical Industries (VDJ-1557)

If the picture of three grown men hanging onto giant, colored swirl sticks looks a bit odd, or if the title The Poll Winners seems a bit conceited, the music, nonetheless - recorded in 1957 - still sounds great. Besides, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Shelly Manne really did win polls in Down Beat, Playboy, and Metronome in 1956, and this is precisely what brought the players together. Here, on their first outing, they interpret nine pieces for 40 lovely minutes of modern jazz. After kicking off with a fine take on Duke Jordan's "Jordu," the group delivers an emotionally warm, six-minute version of "Satin Doll," one the album's highlights. While each player is always fully engaged in this small setting, Kessel's guitar supplies the lead voice…

Barney Kessel - The Essential Albums 1955-1963 (2022)

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Barney Kessel - The Essential Albums 1955-1963 (2022)

Barney Kessel - The Essential Albums 1955-1963 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 5:21:59 | 1,6 Gb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Enlightenment

Born October 23 1923, Barney Kessel was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Known in particular for his knowledge of chords and inversions and chord-based melodies, he was a member of many prominent jazz groups as well as a "first call" guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions. Kessel was a member of the premier group of session musicians during the 1960s, informally known as the Wrecking Crew. • This collection features eight original Barney Kessel albums on which he performed as leader, or as part of the trio, The Poll Winners. Originally released between 1955 and 1963, and here presented in delightful, digitally remastered quality, this fine selection, which includes the finest works this maverick musician ever recorded, acts equally as a superb starting point to this great man’s music, and as a welcome reminder for those ready versed.

Barney Kessel - The Poll Winners & The Poll Winners Ride Again (2009)

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Barney Kessel - The Poll Winners & The Poll Winners Ride Again (2009)

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown - The Poll Winners & The Poll Winners Ride Again (2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 388 MB | Cover | 01:18:34 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 181 MB
Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Lone Hill Jazz

For many jazz lovers, Barney Kessel (1923-2004) remains the most complete master of the electric guitar in jazz history. In the late 50s he dominated the jazz polls, as did bassist Ray Brown (1926-2002) and drummer Shelly Manne (1920-1984), and the three joined forces as ‘The Poll Winners’, firmly establishing the form of the jazz guitar trio. All four of their classic LPs of the period are now presented in their entirety on Retrospective’s new double album. The 37 tracks spotlight not only Kessel’s phenomenal artistry, but the endlessly subtle interplay between three supremely talented jazz musicians. Enjoy once more this generous helping of West Coast Jazz at its very finest.

Barney Kessel - Three Classic Albums Plus (Remastered) (2012)

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Barney Kessel - Three Classic Albums Plus (Remastered) (2012)

Barney Kessel - Three Classic Albums Plus (Remastered) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 845 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 360 MB
2:37:19 | Jazz, Bop, Cool, Guitar Jazz | Label: Avid Jazz

AVID Jazz here presents three classic Barney Kessel albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'Some Like It Hot', 'The Poll Winners', 'Carmen' and eight of nine tracks from 'The Poll Winners Ride Again' Barney Kessel was voted the most popular jazz guitarist for three straight years between 1956- 1958 by three major US polls for Down Beat, Playboy and Metronome. All but one of our selections were recorded during this period and the fourth when he was still riding high in 1959! 'Some Like It Hot'- a modern jazz album version of the songs from the classic movie 'Some Like It Hot' starring, of course, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. As Barney observed 'This was a lot of fun for all of us the arrangements were head arrangementsit has a relaxed loose feeling'.

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (1957) [Reissue 1988]

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Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (1957) [Reissue 1988]

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (1957) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 204 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-156-2 (S-7535))

If the picture of three grown men hanging onto giant, colored swirl sticks looks a bit odd, or if the title The Poll Winners seems a bit conceited, the music, nonetheless - recorded in 1957 - still sounds great. Besides, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Shelly Manne really did win polls in Down Beat, Playboy, and Metronome in 1956, and this is precisely what brought the players together. Here, on their first outing, they interpret nine pieces for 40 lovely minutes of modern jazz. After kicking off with a fine take on Duke Jordan's "Jordu," the group delivers an emotionally warm, six-minute version of "Satin Doll," one the album's highlights. While each player is always fully engaged in this small setting, Kessel's guitar supplies the lead voice…

Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - Poor Butterfly (1977) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

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Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - Poor Butterfly (1977) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - Poor Butterfly (1977) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 222 MB | Covers included
Genre: Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4034)

Herb Ellis had previously recorded with fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd, Joe Pass and Freddie Green, but this early Concord album was his first meeting on records with Barney Kessel. It is of little surprise that the two complementary players (who had both been with the Oscar Peterson Trio at different times in the 1950s) work together quite well. With fine support from bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Jake Hanna, Kessel and Ellis (both generally easy to identify) swing their way through some mostly little-played standards, including "Early Autumn" and "Dearly Beloved," plus a few originals by the co-leaders. Fans of the bop guitar will want this sprightly collaboration.