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Barney Kessel

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Biography

One of the finest guitarists to emerge after the death of Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004) was a reliable bop soloist throughout his career. He played with a big band fronted by Chico Marx (1943), was fortunate enough to appear in the classic jazz short Jammin' the Blues (1944) and then worked with the big bands of Charlie Barnet (1944-45) and Artie Shaw (1945); he also recorded with Shaw's Gramercy Five.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. A Foggy Day  -  18,318 plays
  2. Love Is Here to Stay  -  11,842 plays
  3. Barney's Blues  -  10,577 plays
  4. Jeepers Creepers  -  9,428 plays
  5. My Old Flame  -  10,447 plays
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