Swingin’ Party seems so appropriate a term for this kind of music party, and it is exactly that, one big musical party. Kessel’s effervescent personality comes pouring through the music and his positive energy rubs is transferred to his band mates most effectively. He reminded me of Joe Pass at times the way he played his guitar. He was very relaxed and fluid without any pretentiousness whatsoever. His confidence and belief in his art is found in every note, you can feel it. This is another wonderful choice for and Original Jazz Classic, it has earned that title.