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Barney Kessel (Guitar)

Born: 17th October 1923, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Died: 6th May 2004, San Diego, California

Nationality: American

Barney Kessel was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Noted in particular for his knowledge of chords and inversions and chord-based melodies, he was a member of many prominent jazz groups as well as a "first call" guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions. Kessel was a member of the group of session musicians informally known as the Wrecking Crew.

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