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The Complete Riverside Recordings. Wes Montgomery recorded exclusively for the Riverside label during the four years covered by this massive 12-CD box set and, although his later albums for Verve and particularly the pop/jazz A&M dates sold many more copies, it is from his Riverside dates that his legacy was primarily formed. Virtually unknown at the time of his debut on Riverside, Montgomery soon became a major influence whose style is still copied decades later.
Small Group Recordings. This double LP contains the very best recordings that guitarist Wes Montgomery recorded for Verve. Actually most of these performances originally came out with woodwinds and brass arranged by Claus Ogerman added so as to make the music more commercial but fortunately the overdubs were tossed out for this reissue. For nearly the last time in his career, Montgomery got a chance to stretch out with a very complementary trio (pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb) and he really digs into the nine standards (which include his "Four on Six").
Wes Montgomery - The Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside 12RCD-4408-2). James Clay, tenor sax, flute; Victor Feldman, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar, bass guitar; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes, drums. United Recording, Los Angeles, CA, October 12, 1960. Wes Montgomery - The Small Group Recordings (Verve VE2 2513). Wynton Kelly, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Paul Chambers, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums. Half Note", NYC, June 25, 1965.
John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968) was an American jazz guitarist. Montgomery was known for an unusual technique of plucking the strings with the side of his thumb which granted him a distinctive sound. He often worked with his brothers Buddy and Monk and with organist Jimmy Smith.
A Day in the Life is an album by jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery that was released in 1967. It reached number one on the Billboard Jazz album chart and number 2 on the R&B chart. It also reached number 13 on the Billboard 200. The single "Windy" became his biggest Hot 100 hit when it peaked at number forty-four. After recording for Riverside and Verve, Montgomery signed with A&M. His renditions of pop hits were played regularly on Top 40 radio.
Wes Montgomery, Wynton Kelly Trio - If You Could See Me Now (Live At The Half Note, 1965) (08:24, 320Kb/s). Wes Montgomery - The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Reconstructed Version) (06:14, 320Kb/s). Wes Montgomery - No Blues (Live At The Half Note, 1965) (12:55, 320Kb/s). Wes Montgomery - Portrait Of Jennie (Overdubbed Version) (03:28, 320Kb/s). Wes Montgomery - Oh, You Crazy Moon (05:30, 320Kb/s). On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Movin’: The Complete Verve Recordings (2011). Montgomery, like his idol, Charlie Christian, could play single-note lines like a horn player, but also incorporated chords and octaves in his solos. His jaw-dropping abilities made him seem super-human and he was soon hailed as one of the best jazz guitarists to have walked the planet, earning him top spot on this run down of the 50 best jazz guitarists ever. Sebesky came up with the idea of Montgomery recording with a small group to which orchestral overlays were added.
|A2||Willow Weep For Me|
|B1||If You Could See Me Now|
|B3||Portrait Of Jennie|
|C2||Four On Six|
|D1||James And Wes|
- Distributed By – Phonogram
- Manufactured By – Polydor
- Artwork By [Cover] – John Collier
- Artwork By [Director] – Beverley Parker
- Bass – Paul Chambers (tracks: A1 to C3)
- Drums – Grady Tate (tracks: D1, D2), Jimmy Cobb (tracks: A1 to C3)
- Engineer [Reissue] – Edwin Outwater
- Guitar – Wes Montgomery
- Liner Notes – Chris Albertson
- Mastered By – Robert Ludwig*
- Organ – Jimmy Smith (tracks: D1, D2)
- Percussion – Ray Baretto* (tracks: D1, D2)
- Piano – Wynton Kelly (tracks: A1 to C3)
- Producer [Original] – Creed Taylor (tracks: A1, B1, C1 to D2), Esmond Edwards (tracks: A2, B2 to B4)
NotesGatefold cover like UK issue, same UK code.
A1 to B4 recorded live at The Half Note, New York City May/June 1965.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: SIAE
- Other (Cat # LP1): 2367 279
- Other (Cat # LP2): 2367 280
|VE-2-2513||Wes Montgomery||The Small Group Recordings (2xLP, Comp, Promo)||Verve Records||VE-2-2513||US||1976|
|2610 032||Wes Montgomery||The Small Group Recordings (2xLP, Comp, Gat)||Verve Records||2610 032||France||1976|
|2610 032||Wes Montgomery||The Small Group Recordings (2xLP, Comp)||Verve Records||2610 032||Australia||1976|
|2632 064||Wes Montgomery||The Small Group Recordings (2xLP, Comp, Gat)||Verve Records||2632 064||UK||1976|
|VE-2-2513||Wes Montgomery||The Small Group Recordings (2xLP, Album, Comp)||Verve Records||VE-2-2513||US||1976|
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