Album Details

June 12, 2012
Riverside Records
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop, Jazz-Pop, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Crossover Jazz, Modern Jazz, Guitar Jazz

Album Review

Even though he died young (at age 45 of a heart attack) and his recorded legacy only stretches a little over ten years (1957 to 1968), Wes Montgomery was still arguably the most important of the post-war jazz guitarists. This concisely selected set draws from his first three-and-a-half years as a bandleader and recording artist, covering the years 1959 to 1963, when Montgomery was with Riverside Records. These small-group sessions with such sidemen as Tommy Flanagan, James Clay, Victor Feldman, Hank Jones, Johnny Griffin, and Mel Rhyne produced some of Montgomery's most joyous and spontaneous sides. When that label went under in 1964, Montgomery moved on to Verve Records.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Groove Yard
  2. Besame Mucho
  3. I'm Just a Lucky So and So
  4. Delilah
  5. West Coast Blues
  6. 'Round Midnight
  7. Four on Six
  8. Canadian Sunset
  9. Sandu
  10. Gone with the Wind
  11. Cariba