Isaiah J. Thompson

Plays The Music of Buddy Montgomery (195269027711)

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Plays The Music of Buddy Montgomery

Isaiah J. Thompson

WJ3 Records


DRJ 165123




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A wonderful record from pianist Isaiah Thompson – a player who wins us over even more than usual with this set of tracks from the pen of Buddy Montgomery!

Most folks know Buddy as the lesser-known bassist brother of Wes Montgomery – part of the original Montgomery Brothers group – but Buddy's also got a hell of an ear for a tune, as the batch of material here will attest – all songs taken in wonderful new directions by Isaiah and his trio! Philip Norris handles the bass, with the sort of strong, forward sounds that Buddy would love – and Willie Jones III is on drums, and gets a bit of help from Daniel Sadownick on percussion – but it's clear that the real vision here is that of Thompson, whose arrangements are as fresh as his deft, blocky style on the keys – almost a revision of older soul jazz modes, but in a really personal way.


  • Isaiah J. Thompson - piano
  • Philip Norris - bass
  • Willie Jones III - drums
  • Daniel Sadownick - percussion (1, 4)

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, August 27-28, 2019


  • 01. Introduction (Irregardless)
  • 02. Budini
  • 03. Hob Nob With Brother Bob
  • 04. Muchísimo
  • 05. Ruffin It
  • 06. What If?
  • 07. Here Again
  • 08. 1,000 Rainbows
  • 09. Aki’s Blues
  • 10. My Sentiments Exactly