The Barney Kessel Quartet


Workin' Out!

  • Release Date: 10 Mar 1998
  • OJCCD-970-2

The joy in Barney Kessel’s guitar playing in this 1961 album signified his liberation from years of stultification in the Los Angeles studios. Workin’ Out! marked Kessel’s cannonball plunge back into full-time jazz with an attitude of optimism and a brand-new group under his leadership. The repertoire included slow pieces as well as stompers like “The Good Li’l Man” and “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” but even the ballads took on an … MORE