Feeling Free

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Feeling Free
Feeling Free.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 13, 1969
Contemporary Record's Studio in Los Angeles, California
LabelContemporary M3618/S7618
ProducerLester Koenig
Barney Kessel chronology
Hair Is Beautiful
Feeling Free

Feeling Free is an album by guitarist Barney Kessel recorded in 1969 and released on the Contemporary label.[1] The album marked a brief return to the label before Kessel embarked on an extended stay in Europe.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Although none of the musicians was associated exclusively with the avant-garde (Elvin Jones came the closest but never quite embraced free jazz), they show the influence of the explorations of the era, using aspects of the innovations as a logical way to stretch the jazz mainstream. Fascinating music".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Barney Kessel except as indicated

  1. "Moving Up" - 5:14
  2. "Blue Grass" - 9:24
  3. "This Guy's in Love with You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 5:14
  4. "Blues up, Down and All Around" - 8:21
  5. "The Sound of Silence" (Paul Simon) - 7:39
  6. "Two Note Samba" - 4:55



  1. ^ Contemporary Records discography accessed May 25, 2015
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Feeling Free – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 25, 2015.