Kessel, Barney


Kessel, Barney
▪ 2005

      American jazz musician (b. Oct. 17, 1923, Muskogee, Okla.—d. May 6, 2004, San Diego, Calif.), was a pioneer electric guitarist in 1940s swing and bebop bands and the noted short film Jammin' the Blues (1944); he brought his sparkling lyric style to tours with Jazz at the Philharmonic and the Oscar Peterson Trio and starred as leader or sideman on many albums during the 1950s peak of “cool” West Coast jazz. The frequent winner of Down Beat and Playboy magazine jazz polls, Kessel also became an unusually versatile Hollywood studio musician, playing on film sound tracks and recording with pop stars from Doris Day to Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys; in the 1970s and '80s, he joined Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd on concert tours as the Great Guitars.

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