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Herb Ellis + Barney Kessel (Late '80s)

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What do Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel have in common—in addition to being among the finest jazz studio guitarists? Both were working members of the Oscar Peterson Trio—Kessel from 1952 to '53, when he was replaced by Ellis, who remained with the pianist until 1958.

Here's Ellis and Kessel together in the late 1980s on  Club Date, a TV program produced and directed by Paul Marshall for KPBS in San Diego. Many thanks to Jimi Mentis in Athens...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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