Carl Kress

Carl Kress

Profile:
American jazz guitarist and banjoist player.

Born : October 20, 1907 in Newark, New Jersey.
Died : June 10, 1965 in Reno, Nevada.

Carl Kress started his career as banjo and guitar-player, recording with the best white jazzmen of the 20's, among them Bix Beiderbecke. In the 30's, Kress became a central figure in the conception and perfecting of the jazz guitar duo.

He was first heard in the company of Eddie Lang in 1932 (Feeling My Way), then with Dick McDonough (Chicken a la Swing) and Tony Mottola (Jazz in G).

In 1961 he reformed a duo with George Barnes after working for a long time in studios, far from jazz, in radio and television. He was also the co-owner of the renowned Onyx Club, where many famous jazz musicians played.
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Carl Kress Discography

Albums

UAJ 14033 Bud Freeman And George Barnes And Carl Kress Bud Freeman And George Barnes And Carl Kress - Something Tender(LP, Album, Mono) United Artists Jazz UAJ 14033 US 1963 Sell This Version
UAL 3335 George Barnes / Carl Kress George Barnes / Carl Kress - Town Hall Concert(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAL 3335 US 1963 Sell This Version
LPM 202 George Barnes And Carl Kress George Barnes And Carl Kress - Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top? (Album) Carney Records LPM 202 US 1963 Sell This Version
ST-228, ST228 Carl Kress / George Barnes / Bud Freeman Carl Kress / George Barnes / Bud Freeman - Two Guitars And A Horn (Volume II](LP, Album) Stash Records, Stash Records ST-228, ST228 US 1983 Sell This Version
ST-222 Carl Kress And George Barnes Carl Kress And George Barnes - Two Guitars Volume 1(LP, Album) Stash Records ST-222 US 1983 Sell This Version
97 016 LPCM Red Nichols And His Five Pennies Featuring: Benny GoodmanGlenn MillerGene KrupaJack TeagardenEddie LangAdrian RolliniMiff MoleJimmy DorseyBud FreemanJoe Sullivan, Carl Kress Red Nichols And His Five Pennies Featuring: Benny GoodmanGlenn MillerGene KrupaJack TeagardenEddie LangAdrian RolliniMiff MoleJimmy DorseyBud FreemanJoe Sullivan, Carl Kress - The Red Nichols And His Five Pennies(LP, Album, Mono) Coral 97 016 LPCM Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MMO 4011 George Barnes And Carl Kress George Barnes And Carl Kress - Ten Duets For Two Guitars(LP) Music Minus One MMO 4011 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6917 Dick McDonough And Carl Kress / Carl Kress And Dick McDonough Dick McDonough And Carl Kress / Carl Kress And Dick McDonough - Stage Fright / Danzon(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 6917 US 1934 Sell This Version
45-1005 George Barnes And Carl Kress George Barnes And Carl Kress - Watusi For Luci(7", Promo) Carney Records 45-1005 US 1965 Sell This Version
EAP 1-368 Carl Kress Guitar Stylist Part 1(7", EP) Capitol Records EAP 1-368 US Unknown Sell This Version
EAP 2-368 Carl Kress Guitar Stylist Part 2(7", EP) Capitol Records EAP 2-368 US Unknown Sell This Version
7885 Carl Kress And Dick McDonough Carl Kress And Dick McDonough - Heat Wave / Chicken A-La-Swing(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7885 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

H368 Carl Kress Guitar Stylist (Comp) Capitol Records H368 US 1953 Sell This Version
JA-32 Dick McDonough & Carl Kress Dick McDonough & Carl Kress - The Guitar Genius Of Dick McDonough & Carl Kress In The Thirties(LP, Comp) Jazz Archives JA-32 US 1976 Sell This Version
RTR 79015 Eddie Lang, Carl Kress, Dick McDonough Eddie Lang, Carl Kress, Dick McDonough - Pioneers Of Jazz Guitar 1927-1939(CD, Comp) Retrieval RTR 79015 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version

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