Vol. 3: To Swing or Not to Swing

Vol. 3: To Swing or Not to Swing

by Barney Kessel

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Vol. 3: To Swing or Not to Swing

Guitarist Barney Kessel's string of recordings for Contemporary in the 1950s included some of the finest work of his career. The unusual repertoire on this set -- which includes "Louisiana," "Indiana," and "12th Street Rag," along with four Kessel originals and more usual standards -- would by itself make this bop/cool set noteworthy. Add to that a very interesting lineup of players (trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, Georgie Auld or Bill Perkins on tenor, pianist Jimmy Rowles, the rhythm guitar of Al Hendrickson, bassist Red Mitchell, and Shelly Manne or Irv Cottler on drums) and some excellent showcases for Kessel, and the overall result is a recording highly recommended to fans of straight-ahead jazz.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
Label: Poll Winners
UPC: 8436028698677
catalogNumber: 2869867
Rank: 106711

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barney Kessel   Primary Artist,Guitar
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Victor Feldman   Vibes
Shelly Manne   Drums
Red Mitchell   Bass
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Claude Williamson   Piano
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Monty Budwig   Bass
Hampton Hawes   Piano
Hendrickson   Rhythm Guitar
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Irv Cottler   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Barney Kessel   Composer
Bennie Moten   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Euday L. Bowman   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Buster Moten   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Ralph J. Gleason   Original Liner Notes
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
James Hanley   Composer
Bob Schaefer   Composer
Hal Rosen   Liner Notes

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