Barney Kessel – Autumn Leaves (Full Album)

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This CD reissue contains a sleepy trio session by guitarist Barney Kessel who teams up with bassist Kenny Napper and drummer John Marshall for a variety of current pop tunes (including Burt Bacharach’s “The Look Of Love” and two Michel Legrand songs) plus a few overly relaxed standards and originals. The CD is rounded out by three bouncy numbers from 1969 that feature Kessel with a big band that includes tenor-saxophonist Teddy Edwards and pianist Jimmy Rowles. Overall the lethargic performances function best as superior background music (

Track listing:
00:00 Autumn Leaves
04:54 Corcovado
08:22 On clear day
13:09 Aquarius
18:15 You’re the one for me
22:33 The look of love
26:42 I will wait for you
30:03 Watch what happens
33:40 Blue Soul
37:45 Comin’ Home
45:25 Shufflin’
48:34 Quail Bait
51:55 Watch the birds go by


Barney Kessel – guitar
Kenny Napper – bass
John Marshall – drums

Recorded at Polydor Studios, London October 29, 1968, October 30, 1968, October 31, 1968