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Bags Meets Wes!

Q: 4 stars out of 5 - "...Knuckle-chewing stuff, from start to finish."
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  • Released: March 4, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Riverside

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Q - 5/00, p.126
4 stars out of 5 - "...Knuckle-chewing stuff, from start to finish."
Q - 5/00, p.126
4 stars out of 5 - "...Knuckle-chewing stuff, from start to finish."

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Personnel: Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Wes Montgomery (guitar); Wynton Kelly (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Philly Joe Jones (drums).
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York, New York on December 18 & 19, 1961. Originally released on Riverside (9407). Includes liner notes by Joe Goldberg.
Digitally remastered by Steve Hoffman.
Personnel: Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Wes Montgomery (guitar); Wynton Kelly (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Philly Joe Jones (drums).
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York, New York on December 18 & 19, 1961. Originally released on Riverside (9407). Includes liner notes by Joe Goldberg.
Digitally remastered using 20-bit K2 Super Coding System technology.
Personnel: Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Wes Montgomery (guitar); Wynton Kelly (piano); Sam Jones (bass instrument); Philly Joe Jones (drums, drum).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Recording information: Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (12/18/1961-12/19/1961).
One of the classic hard-bop collaborations, BAGS MEETS WES! presents guitarist Wes Montgomery and vibraphonist Milt "Bags" Jackson in an excellent 1961 session. Montgomery's warm, rootsy tone and blues-derived style provided a perfect complement to Jackson's intellectual, traditional bop approach, and the two achieve natural, sometimes scintillating dialogues on this date.
Backed by a hard-to-beat band--pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Philly Joe Jones--Bags and Wes play largely in a blues mode here, with plenty of stretching out over the 12-bar progressions. Jackson's "S.K.J." kicks off the set, and proves one of the highlights, as does Montgomery's "Jingles," an up-tempo, minor-key groove-laden song on which the co-leaders unfurl vibrantly melodic lines during their solos.
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