Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004) was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Known 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.
|Born||October 17, 1923|
Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||May 6, 2004 80) (aged|
San Diego, California
|Genres||Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock|
|Labels||Contemporary, Reprise, Black Lion, Concord Jazz, RCA Victor, Sonet, Savoy|
|Associated acts||The Wrecking Crew, Great Guitars|