Wes Montgomery

Back on Indiana Avenue: Carroll DeCamp Recordings (HCD-2036)

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Back on Indiana Avenue: Carroll DeCamp Recordings

Wes Montgomery

Resonance

712758040312

NUN 156497

HCD-2036

JAZZ

2

CD 19,83 €

· PREVIOUSLY-UNISSUED WES MONTGOMERY RECORDINGS

· two-CD/Digital sets

. 44-page booklet

· INTERVIEWS WITH GEORGE BENSON AND JOHN SCOFIELD

Resonance Records previously unissued archival jazz releases, delves deeper into the early, unheard work of the innovative and influential guitarist Wes Montgomery with its April 19 release, "Back on Indiana Avenue: The Carroll DeCamp Recordings".

On the DeCamp recordings, Montgomery is heard in full flight in a variety of settings — piano quartets, organ trios, sextets, and drummer-less Nat “King” Cole-style trios. Though DeCamp made no notes on the personnel, dedicated research and listening by Porter and the late musician and educator David Baker suggests that the players included such close associates as Montgomery’s brother Buddy, the guitarist’s longtime organist Melvin Rhyne, pianist John Bunch, and even the legendary Indianapolis-born pianist Carl Perkins just to name a few.

The 22 selections on Back on Indiana Avenue include embryonic versions of several of the numbers Montgomery would record at his early sessions for Riverside, including “Round Midnight,” “Jingles,” “Whisper Not,” “The End of a Love Affair,” “Ecaroh,” “West Coast Blues,” “Four On Six,” “Mister Walker,” “Tune-Up,” and “Sandu.”

PERSONNEL:

  • WES MONTGOMERY, guitar
  • EARL VAN RIPER, BUDDY MONTGOMERY, JOHN BUNCH, CARL PERKINS, piano
  • MELVIN RHYNE, organ, piano
  • MONK MONTGOMERY, MINGO JONES, bass
  • PAUL PARKER, SONNY JOHNSON, drums
  • DAVID BAKER, trombone ("Sandu" & "Whisper Not")
  • DAVID YOUNG, tenor sax ("Sandu" & "Whisper Not")

Recorded possibly in the mid-to late 1950s in Indianapolis, Indiana.

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE:
  • PIANO QUARTET with GUITAR, PIANO, BASS & DRUMS drums
  • 01. Four On Six (4:45)
  • 02. Mr. Walker (3:45)
  • 03. ‘Round Midnight (7:12)
  • 04. So What (4:56)
  • 05. The End of A Love Affair (4:25)
  • 06. Tune Up (4:34)
  • 07. West Coast Blues (3:14)
  • ORGAN TRIO (*) and SEXTET with TROMBONE and SAXOPHONE (**)
  • 08. Jingles (8:19) (*)
  • 09. It’s You Or No One (4:29) (*)
  • 10. Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You (5:56) (*)
  • 11. Ecaroh (3:49) (*)
  • 12. Sandu (4:26)(**)
  • 13. Whisper Not (6:45) (**)
  • CD TWO:
  • NAT "KING" COLE SYLE TRIOS with GUITAR, PIANO and BASS
  • 01. Stompin’ at the Savoy (7:26)
  • 02. It’s You or No One (Take 2) (9:21)
  • 03. Opus De Funk (6:52)
  • 04. Summertime (9:38)
  • NAT "KING" COLE SYLE TRIOS with GUITAR, PIANO and BASS
  • 05. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (4:51)
  • 06. Easy Living (5:49)
  • 07. Four (5:36)
  • 08. I’ll Remember April (5:23)
  • 09. The Song Is You (8:48)