Wes Montgomery’s ‘Movin’ Wes’ is his twelfth (and his second to reach the charts) album recorded on November 11, 16, 1964 and released the same year by Verve.
Track Listing : 1.Caravan (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) – 02:39 . 2.People (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 04:23 . 3.Movin’ Wes, Pt. 1 (Wes Montgomery) – 03:31 . 4.Moça Flor (Durval Ferreira, Lula Freire) – 03:12 . 5.Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick) – 02:52 . 6.Movin’ Wes, Pt. 2 (Montgomery) – 02:55 . 7.Senza Fine (Gino Paoli, Alec Wilder) – 03:28 . 8.Theodora (Billy Taylor) – 03:58 . 9.In And Out (Wes Montgomery) – 02:53 . 10.Born To Be Blue (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 03:40 . 11.West Coast Blues (Wes Montgomery) – 03:12
Musicians : Wes Montgomery – Guitar . Bob Cranshaw – Bass . Grady Tate – Drums . Willie Bobo – Percussion . Bobby Scott – Piano . Ernie Royal – Trumpet . Clark Terry – Trumpet . Snooky Young – Trumpet . Jimmy Cleveland – Trombone . Urbie Green – Trombone . Quentin Jackson – Trombone . Chauncey Welsch – Trombone . Don Butterfield – Tuba . Harvey Phillips – Tuba . Jerome Richardson – Flute, Saxophone, Woodwinds
Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer . Phil Ramone – Engineer . Johnny Pate – Arranger, Conductor
Package : Michael Malatak – Design . Chuck Stewart – Photography
Recorded On November 11, 16, 1964 At A&R Studios, New York City.
Released In 1964 By Verve.
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