Barney Kessel

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American jazz guitarist.
Born on 17 October 1923 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.
Died on 6 May 2004, University Heights, San Diego, USA.
Father of Dan Kessel and David Kessel. Married to B.J. Baker from 1961 until their divorce in 1980.
Generally considered to be one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century, 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 group of session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew.
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Art Tatum Sextet, Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five, Artie Shaw And His Orchestra, Barney Kessel And His Men, Barney Kessel And His Orchestra, Barney Kessel Plus Big Band, Barney Kessel Quintet, Barney Kessel Septet, Barney Kessel Sextet, Barney Kessel's All Stars, Ben Webster Septet, Benny Carter Quintet, Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra, Bobby Troup And His Stars Of Jazz, Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra, Buddy DeFranco And The All-Stars, Charlie Parker's New Stars, Chico Marx And His Orchestra, Dodo Marmarosa Trio, Flip Phillips And His Orchestra, Flip Phillips Sextet, Gene Krupa Combo, Gene Norman's "Just Jazz", Georgie Auld And His Orchestra, Hampton Hawes Quartet, Harry Edison Sextet, Hot Rod Rumble Orchestra, Jackie Mills Quintet, Kid Ory And His Creole Jazz Band, Lionel Hampton All Stars, Lionel Hampton And His Giants, Lionel Hampton's Just Jazz All Stars, Milton Rogers And His Orchestra, Oscar Peterson & Friends, Paul Smith Quartet, Pete Rugolo And His All Stars, Pete Rugolo Orchestra, Red Norvo Septet, Red Norvo Sextet, Red Norvo's Nine, Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra, Russell Garcia And His Orchestra, Shorty Rogers And His Augmented "Giants", Shorty Rogers And His Giants, Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra, Stan Hasselgard And His All Star Six, The All Stars (7), The Barney Kessel Quartet, The Barney Kessel Trio, The Benny Goodman Quintet, The Bopland Boys, The Buddy Bregman Orchestra, The Buddy DeFranco Septette, The Buddy Rich Quintet, The Charlie Parker All-Stars, The Charlie Parker Quartet, The Contemporary Leaders, The Great Guitars, The New Hot Club Quintet, The Newport All Stars, The Oscar Peterson Quartet, The Oscar Peterson Trio, The Paul Desmond Quintet, The Poll Winners, The Roy Eldridge Quintet, The Swinging Bon Vivants
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MG 9020 Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 1 — Barney Kessel Dexter Gordon / Wardell Gray / Howard McGhee / Trummy Young / Barney Kessell* / Hamp Hawes*, Ken Kennedy (6), LeRoy Gray* Dexter Gordon / Wardell Gray / Howard McGhee / Trummy Young / Barney Kessell* / Hamp Hawes*, Ken Kennedy (6), LeRoy Gray* - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 1(10", Album) Savoy Records MG 9020 US 1952 Sell This Version
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L.D.E. 101 Gene Norman's Just Jazz — Barney Kessel Wardell Gray - Ernie Royal - Barney Kessel - Vido Musso - Arnold Ross - Harry Babasin Wardell Gray - Ernie Royal - Barney Kessel - Vido Musso - Arnold Ross - Harry Babasin - Gene Norman's Just Jazz(10", Mono) Vogue Records L.D.E. 101 UK 1954 Sell This Version
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L.D.E. 085 Barney Kessel — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Barney Kessel (Album, EP) Contemporary Records L.D.E. 085 UK 1954 Sell This Version
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C-2514, C2514 Barney Kessel Volume 2 — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Volume 2 (Album) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records C-2514, C2514 US 1954 Sell This Version
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MG 9031 Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 3 — Barney Kessel Wardell Gray / Sonny Kriss* / Al Killian / Barney Kessell* / Russ Freeman / Ken Kennedy (6) Wardell Gray / Sonny Kriss* / Al Killian / Barney Kessell* / Russ Freeman / Ken Kennedy (6) - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 3(10", Album) Savoy Records MG 9031 US 1954 Sell This Version
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C 3513, C3513, C-3513 Vol. 3, To Swing Or Not To Swing — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Vol. 3, To Swing Or Not To Swing (Album, Comp) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records C 3513, C3513, C-3513 US 1955 Sell This Version
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MG N-1033 Swing Guitars — Barney Kessel Oscar Moore / Barney Kessel / Tal Farlow Oscar Moore / Barney Kessel / Tal Farlow - Swing Guitars (Album, Comp) Norgran Records MG N-1033 US 1955 Sell This Version
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C3509 Lighthouse At Laguna — Barney Kessel Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-StarsBarney KesselHampton Hawes' Trio* With Shelly Manne Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-StarsBarney KesselHampton Hawes' Trio* With Shelly Manne - Lighthouse At Laguna (Album) Contemporary Records C3509 US 1956 Sell This Version
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C 3511 Volume 1: Easy Like — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Volume 1: Easy Like (Album) Contemporary Records C 3511 US 1956 Sell This Version
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C3521 Music To Listen To Barney Kessel By — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Music To Listen To Barney Kessel By (Album) Contemporary Records C3521 US 1957 Sell This Version
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MG 6049, RMG-6049 West Coast Jazz Concert — Barney Kessel Dexter Gordon, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Harry Babison*, Howard McGhee Dexter Gordon, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Harry Babison*, Howard McGhee - West Coast Jazz Concert (Album) Regent, Regent MG 6049, RMG-6049 US 1957 Sell This Version
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P-500 Goodbye To Love — Barney Kessel Claudia Thompson (2) Featuring Barney Kessel Claudia Thompson (2) Featuring Barney Kessel - Goodbye To Love (Album) Edison International P-500 US 1959 Sell This Version
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M 3535, C3535 The Poll Winners — Barney Kessel The Poll Winners : Barney Kessel With Shelly Manne And Ray Brown The Poll Winners : Barney Kessel With Shelly Manne And Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (Album) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records M 3535, C3535 US 1959 Sell This Version
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S 7563, S7563 Modern Jazz Performances From Bizet's Opera Carmen — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Modern Jazz Performances From Bizet's Opera Carmen (Album) Contemporary Records S 7563, S7563 US 1959 Sell This Version
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S7026 , S7026 Four! — Barney Kessel Hampton Hawes !!!! With Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Red Mitchell Hampton Hawes !!!! With Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Red Mitchell - Four! (Album) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records S7026 , S7026 US 1959 Sell This Version
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LAC 12206 Some Like It Hot — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Some Like It Hot (Album) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records LAC 12206 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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LAC 12237 Poll Winners Three! — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown - Poll Winners Three! (Album) Contemporary Records LAC 12237 UK 1960 Sell This Version
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R-6049 Bossa Nova — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Bossa Nova (Album) Reprise Records R-6049 US 1961 Sell This Version
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PLP 832 S El Tigre — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel - Harold Land Barney Kessel - Harold Land - El Tigre (Album) Charlie Parker Records PLP 832 S US 1962 Sell This Version
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LAC 12318 Let's Cook! — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Let's Cook! (Album) Contemporary Records LAC 12318 UK 1962 Sell This Version
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SLH 2 Sonny Rollins And The Contemporary Leaders — Barney Kessel Sonny Rollins, Barney Kessel, Hampton Hawes, Leroy Vinnegar, Shelly Manne Sonny Rollins, Barney Kessel, Hampton Hawes, Leroy Vinnegar, Shelly Manne - Sonny Rollins And The Contemporary Leaders(LP, Album, RE) London Records SLH 2 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
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S7613 Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party At Contemporary — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party At Contemporary (Album) Contemporary Records S7613 US 1963 Sell This Version
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R-6073 Contemporary Latin Rhythms — Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Contemporary Latin Rhythms (Album) Reprise Records R-6073 US 1963 Sell This Version
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711 068 The Tatum Group Masterpieces — Barney Kessel Lionel Hampton With Art Tatum / Harry Edison / Barney Kessel / Buddy Rich Lionel Hampton With Art Tatum / Harry Edison / Barney Kessel / Buddy Rich - The Tatum Group Masterpieces (Album, Comp) Verve Records 711 068 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
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MFP 1025 Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter — Barney Kessel Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Ray Brown Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Ray Brown - Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter(LP, Album, Mono) Music For Pleasure MFP 1025 UK 1965 Sell This Version