Vol. 3: To Swing or Not to Swing

Vol. 3: To Swing or Not to Swing

by Barney KesselBarney Kessel


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: 07/01/1991
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218631723
catalogNumber: 317

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barney Kessel   Primary Artist,Guitar
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Shelly Manne   Drums
Red Mitchell   Bass
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Irving Cottler   Drums
Hendrickson   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Lionel Hampton   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Ralph J. Gleason   Liner Notes
William Claxton   Cover Design
Bob Schafer   Composer
James Hanley   Composer

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