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Carl Kress

Also known as C. Kress, C.Kress, Carl Cress, Kress

Discography of Carl Kress:

# Dwnld Release title Total tracks Type Imprint date Label
1 Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top? 20 Track list 2003 Audiophile (2)
2 Pioneers Of Jazz Guitar 1927-1939 24 Track list 1997 Retrieval
3 Something Tender 12 Track list 1963 United Artists Jazz
4 Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top? 12 Track list 1981 Audiophile (2)
5 Two Guitars And A Horn 12 Track list 1983
6 Guitar Stylist 8 Track list 1953 Capitol Records
7 Guitar Stylist Part 2 4 Track list Capitol Records
8 Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top? 12 Track list 1977 Carney Records
9 Watusi For Luci 2 Track list 1965 Carney Records
10 Guitar Stylist Part 1 4 Track list Capitol Records
11 Two Guitars Volume 1 13 Track list 1983 Stash Records
12 Ten Duets For Two Guitars 20 Track list Music Minus One
13 Heat Wave / Chicken A-La-Swing 2 Track list Brunswick
14 Town Hall Concert 13 Track list 1963 United Artists Records
15 The Guitar Genius Of Dick McDonough & Carl Kress In The Thirties 15 Track list 1976 Jazz Archives

American jazz guitarist and banjoist player. Born : October 20, 1907 in Newark, New Jersey. Died : June 10, 1965 in Reno, Nevada. Carl Kress started his career as banjo and guitar-player, recording with the best white jazzmen of the 20's, among them [a=Bix Beiderbecke]. In the 30's, Kress became a central figure in the conception and perfecting of the jazz guitar duo. He was first heard in the company of [a=Eddie Lang] in 1932 ([i]Feeling My Way[/i]), then with [a=Dick McDonough] ([i]Chicken a la Swing[/i]) and [a=Tony Mottola] ([i]Jazz in G[/i]). In 1961 he reformed a duo with [a=George Barnes] after working for a long time in studios, far from jazz, in radio and television. He was also the co-owner of the renowned Onyx Club, where many famous jazz musicians played.

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