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Barney Kessel

Barney Kessel was an American jazz guitarist known for his virtuosic technique and versatility. He was one of the most recorded jazz guitarists of all time, known for his improvisation and chord melody skills. He was also a sought-after session musician, playing on countless recordings by other artists throughout his career. He was a member of the famous “Wrecking Crew” a group of Los Angeles-based session musicians who worked with many famous artists during the 1960s.

Notable Recordings :

  • To Swing or Not to Swing (1955)
  • Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By (1956)
  • The Poll Winners (1957)
  • Let’s Cook! (1957)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Exploring the Scene! (1960)
  • Autumn Leaves (1969)
  • What’s New…Barney Kessel? (1969)
  • Soaring (1976)

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