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Barney Kessel

Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: October 17, 1923 | Died: May 6, 2004    

Barney Kessel

Legendary musician, guitarist, influential jazz artist, composer, arranger, session player, record producer, one of the leading figures in West Coast jazz, later delving into hard bop, Barney Kessel is now generally considered by fans, critics and fellow musicians around the world to be arguably one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Barney Kessel was truly everywhere as a musician. People, who had never heard of him, heard him play. If you listened to the popular radio shows in the 1950's you heard his guitar. When you saw a movie in the 1950's or 1960's you probably heard his guitar. In fact, he may have been one of the most recorded musicians in the history of recorded music....
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  • The First Four Albums

    Concord Records
    2008
  • Military Swing

    Concord Records
    2006
  • Yesterday

    Concord Records
    2003
  • Plays For Lovers

    Contemporary
    2003
  • Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party at Contemporary

    Fantasy Jazz
    2002
  • Some Like It Hot

    Concord Records
    1998
  • The Concord Jazz Heritage Series

    Concord Records
    1998
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