Release Date: 27 April 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Shelly Manne Barney The Poll Winners Limited Reissue Vinyl LP
Timeless guitar jazz is the theme on The Poll Winners as six-string maestro Barney Kesselís expressive, virtuosic approach takes center stage in this 1957 recording. Joined by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, Kessel melds effortlessly into the group setting while tastefully affording himself the freedom to let his solo lines flourish. Brought together by a common thread, Kessel, Brown and Manne actually DID win polls in DownBeat, Playboy, and Metronome in 1956, which is what brought them together for this classic small-group date, which features nine pieces and 40 minutes of expressive, modern jazz. A sensitive, engaging listen, The Poll Winners will reward any attentive jazz fan with new revelations upon each repeat listen. A hallmark of early guitar jazz sessions, this vinyl LP is a welcome addition to casual and serious jazz collectors alike. Special Vinyl Reissue.