Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004) was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles Muskogee is a City in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the He began his career as a teenager touring with local dance bands before moving on to bands such as that led by Chico Marx. Leonard Marx, known as Chico, ( March 22, 1887 &ndash October 11, 1961) was one of the Marx Brothers. He quickly established himself as a key post-Charlie Christian jazz guitarist. Charlie Christian (Charles Henry Christian ( 29 July 1916 &ndash 2 March 1942) was an American swing and Bebop In 1944 he participated in the Lester Young film "Jammin' the Blues" and in 1947 he recorded with Charlie Parker's New Stars on the "Relaxin' at Camarillo" session for Dial Records. Events Jo Stafford launches her solo career Frank Sinatra begins his film career with the musical Higher and Higher Lester Willis Young ( August 27, 1909 &ndash March 15, 1959) nickname 'Prez' was an American Jazz tenor Saxophonist Events August 7 - Carlo Bergonzi makes his professional debut as Schaunard in La Bohème at the Arena Argentina in Catania
Barney Kessel is known for his innovative work in the guitar trio setting. In the 1950s, he made a series of albums called "The Poll Winners" with Ray Brown on bass and Shelly Manne on drums. Raymond Matthews Brown ( October 13 1926 &ndash July 2 2002) was an American Jazz Double bassist. Shelly Manne (June 11 1920&ndashSeptember 26 1984 born Sheldon Manne in New York City, was an American jazz drummer. He was also responsible for the prominent guitar on Julie London's definitive recording of "Cry Me a River". Julie London ( September 26, 1926 &ndash October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress This article is about the original "Cry Me a River"For the song with the same title by Justin Timberlake see "Cry Me a River" (Justin Timberlake Also from the 50s, his three "Kessell Plays Standards" volumns contain some of his most polished work.
Kessel was also a member of the Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown in the early 1950s. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt ( 15 August 1925 – 23 December 2007) was a Canadian Raymond Matthews Brown ( October 13 1926 &ndash July 2 2002) was an American Jazz Double bassist. The guitar chair was called the hardest gig in show business since Peterson often liked to play at breakneck tempos. Herb Ellis took over from Kessel after a year or so. Mitchell Herbert (Herb Ellis (born August 4, 1921) is an American Jazz Guitarist. He also went on to play with Sonny Rollins in the late 50s and can be heard on Sonny Rollins' recordings of songs like "How High the Moon" (on the Freelance Years box set). Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7 1930 in New York City) is an American Jazz tenor Saxophonist
A "first call" guitarist at Columbia Pictures, during the 1960s Kessel became one of the most in-demand session guitarists in America, and is considered a key member of the group of first-call session musicians now usually known as The Wrecking Crew. }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company The Wrecking Crew was a nickname given to a group of Session musicians in Los Angeles California, who earned wide acclaim in the 1960s In this capacity he played on hundreds of famous pop recordings including albums and singles by Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, The Monkees and many others. Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26 1940) is an American Record producer and Songwriter. The Beach Boys is an American rock band Formed in 1961 the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California Youth culture For the group's self-titled album see The Monkees (album. For the TV series see The Monkees (TV series. He appeared in an acting part playing a jazz guitarist named "Barney" in one episode of the Perry Mason TV show. Perry Mason is an Emmy -winning American TV series that ran from 1957 to 1966. He also wrote and arranged the source music, including a jazz version of "Here Comes the Bride", provided by the jazz combo that figured in the story.
In 1961 The Gibson Guitar Corporation introduced The Barney Kessel model guitar onto the market and continued to make them until 1973. The Gibson Guitar Corporation of Nashville Tennessee, USA is a manufacturer of acoustic and Electric guitars The company's most popular guitar
During the 1970s, Kessel presented his seminar 'The Effective Guitarist' in various locations around the world.
Kessel released several solo albums even late into his life.
Kessel died of a brain tumor in San Diego, California. A brain tumor is any intracranial Tumor created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either in the Brain itself ( Neurons He had been in poor health after suffering a stroke in 1992. A stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar)