Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes

Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes picks up where Dynamic Duo left off, digging a little further into the one-time-only Wes Montgomery/Jimmy Smith sessions and coming up with more fine music — mellower in general than Dynamic Duo but first-class nonetheless. Unlike most of the studio sessions from this time, Montgomery gets plenty of room for his single-string work as well as his famous octaves, and both techniques find him in full, mature bloom, needing fewer notes in which to say more (Smith, of course, is precisely the opposite). All but one of the tracks on the original LP find Smith and Montgomery interacting only with themselves, the drums of Grady Tate, and the congas of Ray Barretto; Roger Miller's "King of the Road" (not often covered by jazzers) and Montgomery's "O.G.D." (later known as "Road Song") come off best. Oliver Nelson's big band makes a sole appearance with a swaggering chart of "Milestones." Though Dynamic Duo is probably the priority purchase by a hairsbreadth margin, you'll need to have both that album and Further Adventures eventually.
Richard S. Ginell

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Jimmy Smith
Wes Montgomery
Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes


1 King of the Road (Miller)  4:13
2 Maybe September (Evans, Faith, Livingston)  6:24
3 O.G.D. (aka Road Song) (Montgomery)  6:08
4 Call Me (Hatch)  3:13
5 Milestones (Davis)  4:12
6 Mellow Mood (Smith)  8:44
7 'Round Midnight [*] (Hanighen, Monk, Williams)  7:18


Jimmy Smith - org
Wes Montgomery - g
Ray Barretto - perc
Grady Tate - dr
On tracks 5 & 7, add :
Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry - tp
Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston - tb
Tony Studd - btb
Bob Ashton, Danny Bank, Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods - wwds
Richard Davis - b
Barretto out
Oliver Nelson - arr
Recorded in New York City ; September 21 & 28, 1966


Anonymous said...

Thank you, great post!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this one always love Jimmy and Wes ! Great Job out there

Umquetenha said...

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Melanchthon said...

Jazz Padd said...

Thank you, now gotta make some time to listen all these gems.

Kovina Kris said...

I'm very glad to upgrade this fine album. Thank you Mr. Mel!

Angel said...

Mucha suerte amigo

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!