Jazz Guitarists – Barney Kessel

Musican Summary
Barney Kessel
Image via Wikipedia

One of my favorite genres – in fact my most favorite jazz genre is bop. Barney Kessel was a bop guitarist who’s career spanned from 1944 to 1992. I love listening to his recordings. Great guitarist.

Among those he played with were:

  • Lester Young
  • Charlie Christian
  • Benny Goodman
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Judy Garland
  • Elvis Presley
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Monkeys

He was a member of the Wrecking Crew, West Coast studio musicians who backed up many famous performers including some in the above list.

You can read more about Barney Kessel at this Spectropop bio / obit. You might also want to see his Wikipedia entry. Another brief but good biography is at AllMusic.

Autumn Leaves


Related Posts

Jazz Guitarists – Herb Ellis
views since 2016-11-26 = 24
Herb Ellis is another of those great bop guitarists. He passed away last year (2010). Herb was from Texas and had a great feel for the blues. Towar...
Updates from other DanLovesGuitars Sites
views since 2016-11-26 = 51
This is a quick post to share some of the content I've curated from my Pinterest and YouTube channels. The items here relate to recent or soon to be p...
Aoife O’Donovan
views since 2016-11-26 = 85
My last three posts on Women Folk Musicians have all been about singers born between the decade I was born and much earlier. The good news if you like...
Modern Guitar Innovations – 1937 – The...
views since 2016-11-26 = 68
Adding a 7th string to a six string guitar is probably an idea that has occurred and been tried repeatedly in the history of the guitar. You can searc...

Leave a Reply