Bar code: 8436019582114
This release includes two rare sessions led by West Montgomery in 1963 and 1965. The first date was recorded in New York on November 1963 and features the solid drumming of Montgomery's long-time contemporary Grady Tate as well as the tasteful playing of pianist Billy Taylor. The group is rounded out by bassist Ben Tucker and drummer Grady Tate with a special guest appearance by jazz vocal giant Joe Williams. An excellent studio date.
The second group of tunes was recorded live during his triumphal European tour in the spring of 1965, with a completely different lineup. The four titles include the participation of the exceptional guest star, Clark Terry on trumpet, with accompaniment by a local rhythm section. A must have for all Wes Montgomery fans. Includes booklet with comprehensive liner notes.
01. There Will Never Be Another You
02. More I See You
03. A Grand Night For Swinging
04. A Bientot
06. Body And Soul
09. Let's Make The Most Of A Beautiful Thing
10. More Than Likely
11. Have A Good Time
12. Until I Met You (Cornet Pocket)
13. I Won't Cry Anymore
15. All My Life
16. Alone Together
17. Straight No Chasser *
18. Just Friends *
19. In A Mellow Tone *
20. Wes Got Rhythm *
Total time: 79:50 min.
(*) Bonus tracks
Personnel on tracks #1-16:
Wes Montgomery (g), Billy Taylor (p), Ben Tucker (b), Grady Tate (d), Joe Williams (vcl, on #9-16).
Recorded in New York City, November 1963
Personnel on #17-20:
Wes Montgomery / Clark Terry Quintet
Recorded at Hilversum, April 1965
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