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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In Groups:
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 Allstars, 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 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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Albums

MG 9020 Barney Kessel - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 1 album art 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
L.D.E. 101 Barney Kessel - Gene Norman's Just Jazz album art 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
L.D.E. 085 Barney Kessel - Barney Kessel album art Barney Kessel Barney Kessel (Album, EP) Contemporary Records L.D.E. 085 UK 1954 Sell This Version
C-2514, C2514 Barney Kessel - Barney Kessel Volume 2 album art Barney Kessel Barney Kessel Volume 2 (Album) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records C-2514, C2514 US 1954 Sell This Version
MG 9031 Barney Kessel - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 3 album art 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
C 3513, C3513, C-3513 Barney Kessel - Vol. 3, To Swing Or Not To Swing album art Barney Kessel Vol. 3, To Swing Or Not To Swing (Album) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records C 3513, C3513, C-3513 US 1955 Sell This Version
MG N-1033 Barney Kessel - Swing Guitars album art 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
C3509 Barney Kessel - Lighthouse At Laguna album art 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
C 3511 Barney Kessel - Volume 1: Easy Like album art Barney Kessel Volume 1: Easy Like (Album) Contemporary Records C 3511 US 1956 Sell This Version
C3521 Barney Kessel - Music To Listen To Barney Kessel By album art Barney Kessel Music To Listen To Barney Kessel By (Album) Contemporary Records C3521 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG 6049, RMG-6049 Barney Kessel - West Coast Jazz Concert album art 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
P-500 Barney Kessel - Goodbye To Love album art 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
M 3535, C3535 Barney Kessel - The Poll Winners album art 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
S 7563, S7563 Barney Kessel - Modern Jazz Performances From Bizet's Opera Carmen album art Barney Kessel Modern Jazz Performances From Bizet's Opera Carmen (Album) Contemporary Records S 7563, S7563 US 1959 Sell This Version
S7026 , S7026 Barney Kessel - Four! album art Hampton Hawes !!!! With Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Red Mitchell Hampton Hawes !!!! With Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Red Mitchell - Four! (Album) Contemporary Records S7026 , S7026 US 1959 Sell This Version
LAC 12206 Barney Kessel - Some Like It Hot album art Barney Kessel Some Like It Hot (Album) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records LAC 12206 UK 1959 Sell This Version
LAC 12237 Barney Kessel - Poll Winners Three! album art 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
R-6049 Barney Kessel - Bossa Nova album art Barney Kessel Bossa Nova (Album) Reprise Records R-6049 US 1961 Sell This Version
PLP 832 S Barney Kessel - El Tigre album art Barney Kessel - Harold Land Barney Kessel - Harold Land - El Tigre (Album) Charlie Parker Records PLP 832 S US 1962 Sell This Version
LAC 12318 Barney Kessel - Let's Cook! album art Barney Kessel Let's Cook! (Album) Contemporary Records LAC 12318 UK 1962 Sell This Version
SLH 2 Barney Kessel - Sonny Rollins And The Contemporary Leaders album art 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) London Records SLH 2 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
S7613 Barney Kessel - Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party At Contemporary album art Barney Kessel Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party At Contemporary (Album) Contemporary Records S7613 US 1963 Sell This Version
R-6073 Barney Kessel - Contemporary Latin Rhythms album art Barney Kessel Contemporary Latin Rhythms (Album) Reprise Records R-6073 US 1963 Sell This Version
MFP 1025 Barney Kessel - Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter album art 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
SR 52118 Barney Kessel - Sarah + 2 album art Sarah Vaughan - Barney Kessel - Joe Comfort Sarah Vaughan - Barney Kessel - Joe Comfort - Sarah + 2 (Album) Roulette SR 52118 US 1965 Sell This Version