A Goog-Git Together (2 LPs on 1 CD)
Wes Montgomery, Monk Montgomery, Buddy Montgomery, Pony Poindexter, Gildo Mahones, Walter Bolden, Nat Adderley, Cannonball Adderley, Richard Crabtree, Benny Barth
Two albums never previously released on CD. This set offers two long-lost Wes Montgomery treasures; an authentic all-star date at San Francisco's Fugazzi Hall in 1959, and a second session with The Mastersounds performing their version of the Broadway revue Kismet. For the first session Jon Hendricks assembled a group of legendary musicians as Wes Montgomery, his brothers Monk and Buddy, Pony Poindexter, Gildo Mahones, Walter Bolden and Nat and Cannonball Adderley - both originally unmentioned in the original release - The band performed ten outstanding tracks that have been collecting dust in the vaults until now.
The pairing of Kismet and the Mastersounds possesses the magic the spectacle pretend. The Mastersounds featured all three of the Montgomery Brothers (Wes, Buddy and Monk ) as well as pianist Richard Crabtree & drummer Benny Barth.
01. Music in the Air
02. Pretty Strange
03. The Shouter
04. Social Call
05. Out of the Past
06. Feed Me
07. A Good-Git Together
08. I'll Die Happy
09. Minor Catastrophe
10. I'm Gonna Shout
12. Gesticulate and Rhymes Have I
13. Olive Tree
15. And This is my Beloved
16. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
17. Stranger in Paradise
18. Not Since
Total Time: 77:56 min.
All two albums originally issued on World Pacific Records
Recorded in California, 1958-1959
Sessions supervised by Richard Bock
-A Good Git-Together
"On various tracks, Jon Hendricks' first album as a leader, released in 1959, features such major sidemen as altoist Pony Poindexter, guitarist Wes Montgomery, and both Nat and Cannonball Adderley. Hendricks -- who was riding high in Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at the time -- is in superb form on such numbers as "I'm Gonna Shout (Everything Started in the House of the Lord)," a couple of songs that Hendricks had written for Louis Jordan, Randy Weston's "Pretty Strange," "Social Call," and the jubilant "A Good Git-Together."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide