Full performer name: Barney Kessel/Ray Brown/Shelly Manne.
Personnel: Barney Kessel (guitar); Ray Brown (bass); Shelly Manne (drums).
Recorded at Contemporary Studios, Los Angeles, California on November 2, 1959. Originally released on Contemporary (7576). Includes original liner notes by Barney Kessel.
From 1956-59, it seemed as if guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne won just about every jazz poll. For their third joint recording, which has been reissued on CD, the musicians contributed an original apiece and also performed seven standards. Highlights of the fairly typical but swinging straightahead set include "Soft Winds," "It's All Right With Me," "Mack the Knife" and "I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over." ~ Scott Yanow