Saturday, May 18, 2013

Wes Montgomery


This historical CD contains some of guitarist Wes Montgomery's first recordings ; in fact only three small-group songs predate these performances. The then-obscure guitarist is heard in two different quintets, both of which include his brothers Buddy (on piano) and Monk (playing electric bass). The earlier set has Harold Land's tenor as a lead voice while altoist Pony Poindexter takes his place on the later date, Wes's sound was already quite recognizable and he contributes six originals which alternate with Harold Land's "Hymn for Carl" and four standards.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/far-wes-mw0000309424

Wes Montgomery
Far Wes

Tracks

1 Far Wes (Montgomery) 5:55
2 Leila (Montgomery) 3:30
3 Old Folks (Hill, Robison) 6:38
4 Wes' Tune (Montgomery) 4:11
5 Hymn for Carl (Land) 4:37
6 Montgomeryland Funk (Montgomery) 4:03
7 Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman, Razaf, Sampson, Webb) 4:24
8 Monk's Shop (Montgomery) 3:58
9 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward ) 4:53
10 Falling in Love With Love (Hart, Rodgers) 6:16
11 Renie (Montgomery) 3:33


Personnel
Wes Montgomery - g
Harold Land - ts [# 1-7]
Pony Poindexter - as [# 8-11]
Buddy Montgomery - p
Monk Montgomery - el b
Tony Bazley - dr [# 1-7]
Louis Hayes - dr [# 8-11]

Recorded in Los Angeles ; April, 1958 [# 1-7] & October, 1959 [# 8-11]

3 comments:

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getzoot said...

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johnp said...

Just found this one-Many thanks!