Barney Kessel

Celebrating Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004), an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Kessel was a member of many prominent jazz groups, like the ensemble Great Guitars with Charlie Byrd and Herb Ellis, as well as a “first call” guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions.

Published by baldpomegranatenixon

I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.

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