Jordan Officer and His Kelvinator (?)

August 31, 2009

Nicolai Foss

In an earlier post, I wondered whether any serious contemporary jazz player regularly used one of the cheapo US-produced archtops of the post-war period.

Here is Jordan Officer delivering a nice version of “Playboy Chimes” (Bob Wills?) on what would seem to be a blonde, single-pick-up Kay Barney Kessel with the “Kelvinator” headstock (I wasn’t aware that the Barney Kessel model was made with a single pick-up; hence, I am a bit uncertain re whether this is really the model Officer is playing).

More Officer here, this time with a solid-body. Officer is best known for his work with the Susan Arioli Band; here is the YouTube selection.

One Response to “Jordan Officer and His Kelvinator (?)”

  1. Dave Says:

    Appears to be an Upbeat.

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