Wes Montgomery - Boss Guitar - LP Vinyl

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SKU:
c0014802
UPC:
889397219796

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Batch:
5/18/2018
Album:
Boss Guitar
Artist:
Wes Montgomery
Format:
12" Vinyl

Description

DOL reissue in a gatefold jacket. Before he moved away from straight-ahead jazz and starting playing what is now known as smooth jazz, Wes Montgomery was one of bop's finest guitarists. Montgomery's bop period ended much too soon, but thankfully, he recorded his share of rewarding bop albums when he was still bop-oriented -- and one of them is Boss Guitar, which Orrin Keepnews produced in 1963. It's a trio recording, employing Mel Rhyne on organ and Jimmy Cobb on performances that have held up well over time; Montgomery shows how expressive a ballad player he could be on the standards "For Heaven's Sake" and "Days of Wine and Roses," but the fast tempo exuberance of "The Trick Bag" (a Montgomery original) serves him equally well. Montgomery swings the blues with pleasing results on "Fried Pies" (another Montgomery original), while Consuelo Velázquez's "Besame Mucho" (which is usually played at a slow ballad tempo) is successfully transformed into medium-tempo Latin jazz. Boss Guitar is among the bop-oriented Montgomery albums that should continue to be savored after all these years.
A1Besame Mucho
A2Dearly Beloved
A3Days Of Wine And Roses
A4The Trick Bag
B1Canadian Sunset
B2Fried Pies
B3The Breeze And I
B4For Heaven's Sake

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