Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party (subtitled at Contemporary) is an album by guitarist Barney Kessel recorded in 1960 but not released on the Contemporary label until 1963. The album features the recording debut of Gary Peacock. For fans and guitar aficionados who missed the party, this swinging set will serve as a fine substitute".
In 1960, a title like Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party at Contemporary must have sounded more like popular slang than a style of jazz. And indeed, the double meaning was intentional: this live effort was recorded at a swinging record label party at Contemporary and the music performed by guitarist Barney Kessel is definitely swing. Backed by pianist Marvin Jenkins, bassist Gary Peacock, and drummer Ron Lundberg, Kessel explores a half-dozen classic tunes.
Recorded the night of July 19th, 1960 at Contemporary Records, Los Angeles. Contemporary Records, Inc. 8481 Melrose Place, Los Angeles 69, California OL 3-1560. Matrix, Runout (Label Side 1): LKL 12-401.
Get the Tempo of the tracks from Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party At Contemporary (1978) by Barney Kessel. This album has an average beat per minute of 130 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 96/197 BPM). Tracklist Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party at Contemporary.
Swingin’ Party was recorded at Contemporary’s studio in from of a live audience (one can only wonder, given how many sessions were recorded there at this time, who might have been present). The reason for this is obvious; the setting combines the energy and spontaneity of a live performance with the pristine sound of the studio. Kessel’s style, as always, is a potpourri of bent notes and pull-offs, all cleanly articulated and full of unexpected phrases.
List of tracks in the album Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party at Contemporary by Barney Kessel. Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party at Contemporary discography. Studio album by Barney Kessel.
Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party is an album by guitarist Barney Kessel recorded in 1960 but not released on the Contemporary label until 1963. 1963 studio album by Barney Kessell. Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party. Studio album by. Barney Kessell.