Wes Montgomery - Incredible Guitar Of Wes Montgomery LP
Wes Montgomery (1925-1968) was one of the most revered guitarists in jazz history.
"The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery" was his third album as a leader following "Montgomeryland" (1958) and "The Wes Montgomery Trio" (1959). Wes' debut couldn't have been better and his playing was well regarded by many critics, among them the well-known Ralph J. Gleason, who wrote enthusiastic reviews of Wes' second album as a leader (his first for Riverside), "The Wes Montgomery Trio", as can be seen in the original liner notes for "The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery".
On this album, Wes was backed by Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass and Percy's brother Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums (the third famous Heath brother, not heard here, is tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath). "The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery" was highly praised as soon as it was released, receiving a five-star rating in Down Beat magazine.
2. D-Natural Blues
3. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
4. Four on Six
5. West Coast Blues
6. In Your Own Sweet Way
7. Mr. Walker (Renie)
8. Gone with the Wind
About this product: this reissue is pressed on 180g black vinyl.