Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wes Montgomery in Europe ('65)

This CD contains three complete rare live sessions featuring West Montgomery during his triumphal European tour in the spring of 1965. In the first ten tracks the guitarist is accompanied by his regular trio from that period, which included Harold Mabern on piano, Arthur Harper on bass, and Jimmy Lovelace on drums. The other four tracks was interpreted by Montgomery accompanied by the Martial Solal Trio, featuring in the last title the great tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin. Includes the complete TV shows : "Jazz Prisma", Belgium, April 1965 ; "Jazz 625", London, March 1965 ; & the famous concert : Hamburg, Germany, April, 1965, featuring Harold Mabern, Martial Solal and Johnny Griffin.

Source :

Wes Montgomery
Live in Belgium
(in... England, and in... Germany)


1 Impressions (Coltrane) 3:32
2 Twisted Blues (Montgomery) 5:28
3 Here's That Rainy Day (Burke, VanHeusen) 7:12
4 Jingles (Montgomery) 3:57
5 The Boy Next Door (Blane, Martin) 3:53
6 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern) 3:33
7 Full House (Montgomery) 5:29
8 'Round Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams) 7:56
9 Twisted Blues (Montgomery) 6:53
10 Jingles (Montgomery) 5:14
11 Here's That Rainy Day (Burke, VanHeusen) 8:10
12 Four on Six (Montgomery) 6:10
13 Twisted Blues (Montgomery) 5:09
14 Blue Monk (Monk) 6:22


[# 1-5]
Wes Montgomery - g
Harold Mabern - p
Arthur Harper - b
Jimmy Lovelace - dr
Recorded in Belgium ; April 1965 (TV broadcast, 'Jazz Prisma', Universal Studio, Brussels, Belgium, March, 1965)
[# 6-10] Same as above.
Recorded in London, England ; March 1965
(TV broadcast, 'Jazz 625', BBC-TV Center, London, England, March 25, 1965)
[# 11-14]
Wes Montgomery with the Martial Solal Trio :
Wes Montgomery - g
Martial Solal - p
Michel Gaudry - b
Ronnie Stephenson - dr
Recorded in Hamburg (TV broadcast), Germany ; April 1965.

(NB) Tracks 11-14 are a part (in Quartet only) of the "Wes Montgomery Live In Europe" (Philology [It] W 97-2)


yewsta said...

Thank you.

Telecaster Road said...

Great work!
You are the best!

Thank you.


d3lta said...

Great Wes, thank you Melanchthon. You can find the London video here.

Davidscott789 said...

Bless you!

deGallo said...

Thank you for this upgrade.

wadetech said...

Thank You Melanchthon, please know that you are appreciated for all you do for jazz lovers, especially guitar folks. I have learned about so many new players and history. Your blog is the A+ best, seeing you have pure quality in your attention to detail. Thanks again for all your hard work.

Blue Eyes said...

I've the videos, thank you Melanchthon for the audio version, super!

walter_vdb said...

I remember watching the "Jazz Prisma" broadcast. I believe I still have it on old video. Don't know if it was ever released on DVD.

The Jackal said...

Dear Mel,

Looks like an essential Wes ! can't wait to hear it. Thanks always

fcapeau said...

Legendary tour and concerts ! Wes, Solal, Mabern, Griff .....some of my pantheon. Big thanks.

Melanchthon said...

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel. Great album from Wes' European tour.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Kovina Kris said...

Never too much W.M. Thank you Mel!

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Tom+Jerry said...

a million thanks for this one mel