To Swing Or Not To Swing

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This Early Contemporary Yellow Label Mono LP sure has AMAZING SOUND!

Man, this music is a blast when it sounds this good. I don’t think there’s a whole lot you could do to make this music sound any better! It’s one of the best early mono Contemporary LP I’ve ever played. It’s so tubey magical and Kessel’s guitar sound is out of this world.

The music here matches the sound for excellence. The whole band just swings! There’s a real old rag-timey feel to the songs. Look at this list of all-star players: Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles, Red Mitchell and Shelly Manne — this is some serious jazz talent.

The Players and Personnel

Bass – Red Mitchell
Drums – Irv Cottler, Shelly Manne
Engineer – John Palladino
Guitar – Barney Kessel
Photography By – William Claxton
Piano – Jimmy Rowles
Recording Supervisor – Lester Koenig
Rhythm Guitar – Al Hendrickson
Tenor Saxophone – Bill Perkins, Georgie Auld
Trumpet – Harry Edison

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