Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wes Montgomery - Far Wes (1958) [Remastered 2003]

Wes Montgomery - Far Wes (1958) [Remastered 2003]
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Genre ~ Hard Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label ~ Paсific Jazz Records

This historical CD contains some of guitarist Wes Montgomery's first recordings; in fact only three small-group songs predate these performances. The then-obscure guitarist is heard in two different quintets, both of which include his brothers Buddy (on piano) and Monk (playing electric bass). The earlier set has Harold Land's tenor as a lead voice while altoist Pony Poindexter takes his place on the later date, Wes's sound was already quite recognizable and he contributes six originals which alternate with Harold Land's "Hymn for Carl" and four standards. ~ AllMusic


1. Far Wes
2. Leila
3. Old Folks
4. Wes' Tune
5. Hymn For Carl
6. Montgomeryland Funk
7. Stompin' At The Savoy
8. Monk's Shop
9. Summertime
10. Falling In Love With Love
11. Renie

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