A WONDERFUL PAIRING OF WESWITH JOHNNY GRIFFIN AND THE WYNTON KELLY TRIO!
INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK
4 1/2 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE - 5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
WES MONTGOMERY, guitar
JOHNNY GRIFFIN, tenor sax (out on A2)
WYNTON KELLY, piano (out on A2)
PAUL CHAMBERS, bass
JIMMY COBB, drums
Recorded live at Tsubo’s, Berkeley, California, June 25, 1962.
Original session produced by Orrin Keepnews.
01 FULL HOUSE (Wes Montgomery) 9:16
02 I’ VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE (Alan Jay Lerner- Frederick Loewe) 3:28
03 BLUE ‘N’ BOOGIE (Dizzy Gillespie-Frank Paparelli) 9:36
01 CARIBA (Wes Montgomery) 9:41
02 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE (Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer) 6.56
03 S.O.S. (Wes Montgomery) 5:02
04 S.O.S. (Wes Montgomery) [alt. tk] 4.45*
* BONUS TRACK: From the same sessions. Not included on the original LP.
DownBeat Magazine review: “Recorded in June 1962, at the now-closed Berkeley, California, coffee house Tsubo, this album catches guitarist Montgomery at the blazing top of his form and in particularly congenial company. Most of the numbers are lengthy blowing pieces, using simple frameworks (most often unison passages by the guitarist and Griffin) and allowing ample room for stretching out, a situation used to excellent advantage by the three soloists.” (Pete Welding)
All Music Guide review: “This live set is notable for teaming guitarist Wes Montgomery and the Wynton Kelly Trio (comprised of pianist Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb) with the fiery tenor of Johnny Griffin.” (Scott Yanow)