Full performer name: Barney Kessel/Shelly Manne/Ray Brown.
Personnel: Barney Kessel (guitar); Ray Brown (bass); Shelly Manne (drums).
Recorded in September 1960.
Personnel: Barney Kessel (guitar); Shelly Manne (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Lester Koenig.
Recording information: Contemporary Records' Studio, LA, CA (08/30/1960-09/01/1960); Contemporary's Studios, Los Angeles, CA (08/30/1960-09/01/1960).
Photographer: William Claxton.
For one of their better outings, the Poll Winners (guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Shelly Manne) perform nine fairly recent jazz standards. It is ironic that this is their only release not yet reissued on CD, since it may very well be their strongest program. The trio performs creative versions of such songs as "Little Susie," "So What," "Doodlin'," "This Here," and Ornette Coleman's "The Blessing." Worth searching for. ~ Scott Yanow