Wes Montgomery The Best of Wes Montgomery
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- Released: July 29, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Wes Montgomery was among the best jazz guitarists of all time. His sophisticated, mellow technique crossed genre from jazz to soul and pop. This sample of his best includes his most popular recordings "Stompin' At The Savoy", "Summertime" and "Hymn For Carl".
- 1.Billie's Bounce
- 3.Stompin' At The Savoy
- 4.Stranger In Paradise
- 6.Wes' Tune
- 8.Montgomeryland Funk
- 9.Baubles, Bangles and Beads
- 10.Hymn For Carl
Photographer: David Redferns.
A short-yet-potent budget-priced collection, EMI/Blue Note's THE BEST OF WES MONTGOMERY presents 10 classic tracks by the legendary jazz guitarist. The quality of the tunes here--including the energetic "Billie's Bounce," the gentle "Leila," and a vibrant take on the usually melancholy "Summertime"--is indisputable, with Montgomery's dazzlingly deft fretwork carrying every song. Given that this covers Montgomery's Blue Note years, it's pretty safe to assume that these tunes were recorded during 1957 and/or '58, but the lack of liner notes does tend to leave listeners without much to go on except the music itself, which is, of course, stellar. As a brief introduction to the artist, THE BEST OF WES MONTGOMERY is a good place to start, though Riverside's identically titled compilation or the guitarist's installment in Verve's FINEST HOUR series are other excellent options.
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- Sales Rank: 1,068
- UPC: 090431104729
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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