Carl Kress

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Carl Kress (born October 20, 1907, Newark, New Jersey, USA - died June 10, 1965, Reno, Nevada, USA) was an American jazz guitarist and banjo player.

Carl Kress started his career as banjo and guitar player, recording with the best white jazzmen of the 1920's, among them Bix Beiderbecke. In the 1930'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 formed a duo with George Barnes after working for a long time in studios and radio and television far from jazz. He was also the co-owner of the renowned Onyx Club, where many famous jazz musicians played.
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EAP 1-368 Carl Kress - Guitar Stylist Part 1 album art Carl Kress Guitar Stylist Part 1(7", Album) Capitol Records EAP 1-368 US 1953 Sell This Version
EAP 2-368 Carl Kress - Guitar Stylist Part 2 album art Carl Kress Guitar Stylist Part 2(7", Album) Capitol Records EAP 2-368 US 1953 Sell This Version
Carl Kress - Something Tender album art Bud Freeman And Two Guitars George Barnes . Carl Kress Bud Freeman And Two Guitars George Barnes . Carl Kress - Something Tender (Album) United Artists Jazz Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Carl Kress - Town Hall Concert album art George Barnes / Carl Kress George Barnes / Carl Kress - Town Hall Concert (Album) United Artists Records US 1963 Sell This Version
JA-32 Carl Kress - The Guitar Genius Of Dick McDonough & Carl Kress In The Thirties album art Dick McDonough & Carl Kress Dick McDonough & Carl Kress - The Guitar Genius Of Dick McDonough & Carl Kress In The Thirties(LP, Album) Jazz Archives JA-32 US 1976 Sell This Version
Carl Kress - Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top? album art George Barnes And Carl Kress George Barnes And Carl Kress - Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top? (Album) Carney Records US 1963 Sell This Version
ST-228, ST228 Carl Kress - Two Guitars And A Horn (Volume II) album art 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 - Two Guitars Volume 1 album art 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
MMO 4011 Carl Kress - Ten Duets For Two Guitars album art 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 Carl Kress - Stage Fright / Danzon album art 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
Carl Kress - Heat Wave / Chicken A-La-Swing album art Carl Kress And Dick McDonough Carl Kress And Dick McDonough - Heat Wave / Chicken A-La-Swing Brunswick US 1937 Sell This Version
45-1005 Carl Kress - Watusi For Luci album art George Barnes And Carl Kress George Barnes And Carl Kress - Watusi For Luci(7", Promo) Carney Records 45-1005 US 1965 Sell This Version

Compilations

Carl Kress - Guitar Stylist album art Carl Kress Guitar Stylist (Comp) Capitol Records US 1953 Sell This Version
RTR 79015 Carl Kress - Pioneers Of Jazz Guitar 1927-1939 album art 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
97 016 LPCM Carl Kress - The Red Nichols And His Five Pennies album art 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, Comp, Mono) Coral 97 016 LPCM Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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