Barney Kessel

Cool jazz, Musical Artist

1923 – 2004

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Who was Barney Kessel?

Barney Kessel was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Noted in particular for his knowledge of chords and inversions and chord-based melodies, he was a member of many prominent jazz groups as well as a "first call" guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions. Kessel was a member of the group of session musicians informally known as The Wrecking Crew.

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Born
Oct 17, 1923
Muskogee
Also known as
  • Barney Kessell
  • Bernard Kessel
  • Kessel, Barney
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Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Muskogee
Died
May 6, 2004
San Diego

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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