Wes Montgomery

The Incredible Jazz Guitar (24744)

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The Incredible Jazz Guitar

Wes Montgomery

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JIM 156994

24744

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• THE JEAN-PIERRE LELOIR COLLECTION

• 3-PANEL DIGIPACK EDITION

• 5 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery (Riverside RLP12-320) was the fourth album by the guitarist. Most of its tracks are considered to be the best examples of Wes’ two distinguishing techniques –”thumb picking” and the use of octaves. It features Montgomery in a quartet format with the wonderful rhythm section of Tommy Flanagan (with whom Wes would never record again), Percy Heath and Albert “Tootie” Heath. The album is considered by many to be the pinnacle of Wes’ recorded studio work. Four trio tracks and alternative versions of “D-Natural Blues” and “West Coast Blues” have been added as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

  • WES MONTGOMERY, guitar
  • TOMMY FLANAGAN, piano
  • PERCY HEATH, bass
  • ALBERT “TOOTIE” HEATH, drums

New York, January 26 [1, 2, 4 & 5]& January 28 [3 & 6-8], 1960.

  • (*) BONUS TRACKS (9-14): Wes Montgomery (guitar), plus:
  • [09-12]: Melvin Rhyne (organ), Paul Parker (d).
  • New York, October 5 & 6, 1959.
  • [13]: Buddy Montgomery (p, vib), Monk Montgomery (b), Lawrence Marable (d).
  • San Francisco, fall 1960.
  • [14]: Harold Land (ts), Joe Gordon (tp), Barry Harris (p),
  • Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d). San Francisco, May 18, 1960

TRACKS:

01 AIREGIN 02 D-NATURAL BLUES 03 POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS 04 FOUR ON SIX 05 WEST COAST BLUES 06 IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY 07 MISTER WALKER 08 GONE WITH THE WIND 09 WHISPER NOT (*) 10 ECAROH (*) 11 MISSILE BLUES (*) 12 JINGLES (*) 13 D-NATURAL BLUES [different version] (*) 14 WEST COAST BLUES [different version] (*) TOTAL TIME: 76:07 Min.