Harry Sankey Trio


Celebrating The poll winners trio of Barney Kessel, Ray Brown and Shelly Manne

'The Poll Winners series of records with Ray Brown and Shelly Manne  literally define how to play in a trio with guitar, bass and drums and maintain interest, excitement and textural variety with these three isntruments' Howard Alden

In 2015 I decided to start exploring the repertoire, arrangements and compositions of Barney Kessel's early and arguably most famous trio outing: The Poll Winners. The results were some great gigs including at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and these recordings made at Talbot Studios documenting our attempts to get inside the sound of these masters of their instruments and the music.