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Carmen (Barney Kessel album)

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Released  1959
Artist  Barney Kessel
Producer  Lester Koenig
Length  43:30
Release date  1959
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  December 19 & 22, 1958 Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, California
Label  Contemporary M3563/S7563
Carmen (1958)  Some Like It Hot (1959)
Similar  Barney Kessel albums, Jazz albums

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Carmen (full title Modern Jazz Performances from Bizet's Carmen and also referred to as Kessel Plays Carmen) is an album by guitarist Barney Kessel performing adaptations of pieces from Georges Bizet's opera Carmen recorded in late 1958 and released on the Contemporary label.

Contents

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Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Kessel also wrote the arrangements, which pay tribute to the melodies while not being shy of swinging the themes. An interesting if not essential project".

Track listing

All compositions adapted from Georges Bizet and arranged by Barney Kessel

  1. "Swingin' the Toreador" - 5:41
  2. "A Pad on the Edge of Town" - 6:42
  3. "If You Dig Me" - 4:00
  4. "Free as a Bird" - 4:56
  5. "Viva el Toro!" - 3:13
  6. "Flowersville" - 5:55
  7. "Carmen's Cool" - 4:36
  8. "Like, There Is No Place Like..." - 3:56
  9. "The Gipsy's Hip" - 3:30

Personnel

  • Barney Kessel - guitar
  • Ray Linn - trumpet (track 9)
  • Harry Betts - trombone (track 9)
  • Herb Geller - alto saxophone (track 9)
  • Justin Gordon - flute, alto flute, tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 4-6, 8 & 9)
  • Buddy Collette - clarinet, flute (tracks 1, 2, 4-6 & 8)
  • Jules Jacob - clarinet, oboe (tracks 1, 2, 4-6 & 8)
  • Bill Smith - clarinet, bass clarinet (tracks 1, 2, 4-6 & 8)
  • Pete Terry - bass clarinet, bassoon (tracks 1, 2, 4-6 & 8)
  • André Previn - piano
  • Victor Feldman - vibraphone (tracks 3 & 7)
  • Joe Mondragon - bass
  • Shelly Manne - drums
  • References

    Carmen (Barney Kessel album) Wikipedia


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