Let's Cook!
            Recording Date:
                August 6, 1957 tk 4-5
                November 11, 1957 tk 1-3

                  Frank Rosolino   TB
                  Barney Kessel     G
                  Leroy Vinnegar   B
                  Shelly Manne      D
                  Hampton Hawes  P tk 1-3

                  Ben Webster      TS tk4-5
                 Jimmy Rowles     P  tk4-5


Review by Scott Yanow
This is an excellent session from guitarist Barney Kessel. Kessel is matched with vibraphonist Victor Feldman, pianist Hampton Hawes, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Shelly Manne for a blues-with-a-bridge (the 11-minute "Let's Cook"), Vernon Duke's ballad "Time Remembered," and "Just in Time." The second half of the album has modernized versions of "Tiger Rag" and "Jersey Bounce" as played by the guitarist, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, trombonist Frank Rosolino, pianist Jimmie Rowles, Vinnegar, and Manne. Throughout, Kessel keeps with the other all-stars, swinging hard while paying tribute to the legacy of Charlie Christian.

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