The Poll Winners

Barney Kessel

The Poll Winners
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    1. Jordu 7:05
    2. Satin Doll 3:53
    3. It Could Happen To You 6:02
    4. Mean To Me 4:34
    5. Don't Worry 'Bout Me 3:00
    6. On Green Dolphin Street 6:00
    7. You Go To My Head 3:26
    8. Minor Mood 3:44
    9. Nagasaki 3:04

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, and Ray Brown did not record together simply because they all happened to have won first place on their respective instruments in the Down Beat, Playboy, and Metronome polls. Their collaboration was due to mutual respect, and their sensitivity to one another's musical requirements. Here, in a set composed mainly of pop and jazz standards, they represent the ultimate in their fields, constituting a rhythm section that also provides brilliant solo interludes by all three members. Collectively, Kessel, Manne, and Brown won dozens of polls over the years; this record eloquently tells you why.

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