Wes Montgomery records his seventh (and first live) album : ‘Full House’ with Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (1962)

Wes Montgomery's 'Full House' is his seventh (and first live) album recorded on June 25, 1962 by Riverside/Ojc.1 . Full House 2 . Full House Track Listing : 1.Full House (Wes Montgomery) - 09:14 . 2.I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 03:18 . 3.Blue 'N' Boogie (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 09:31 . 4.Cariba (Wes Montgomery) - 09:35 . 5.Come Rain Or Come…

Wes Montgomery records ‘Smokin’ at the Half Note’ with the Wynton Kelly Trio for Verve (1965)

'Smokin' at the Half Note' by Wes Montgomery & the Wynton Kelly Trio is their second collaboration album recorded live in late June 1965 and in studio, on September 22, 1965 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.No Blues (Miles Davis) – 13:00 . 2.If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) - 06:45 . 3.Unit 7 (Sam Jones) - 07:30 . 4.Four On Six (Wes Montgomery) - 06:45…

We remember Wes Montgomery. ‘Once Upon A Time, Wes’

This day (June 15, 1968), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died John Leslie Montgomery a.k.a Wes Montgomery, an American jazz guitarist .Tracklist : 1 . Round Midnight 2 . Twisted Blues 3 . Windy (1967) 4 . There'S That Rainy Day 5 . Nica'S Dream (1965) 6 . Blues in F (1965) 7 . Impressions (1965) 8 . Full House Tracklist : Four On Six . Airegin . West Coast Blues . D-Natural Blues . Polka Dots and…

Cannonball Adderley records ‘Cannonball Adderley & the Poll-Winners’ with Wes Montgomery, Ray Brown, Victor Feldman and Louis Hayes (1960)

'Cannonball Adderley & the Poll-Winners' is an album recorded on May 21, June 5, 1960, with Wes Montgomery, Ray Brown, Victor Feldman and Louis Hayes and released in 1961 by Riverside. .Track Listing : 1.The Chant (Victor Feldman) - 06:36 . 2.Lolita (Barry Harris) - 08:06 . 3.Azule Serape (Victor Feldman) - 06:29 . 4.Au Privave (Charlie Parker) - 03:54 . 5.Yours Is My Heart Alone (Franz…

Wes Montgomery records ‘Bumpin” for Verve (1965)

Wes Montgomery's 'Bumpin'' is his thirteenth album recorded on March 16, May 18, 19 & 20, 1965 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Bumpin' (Wes Montgomery) - 06:40 . 2.Tear It Down (Wes Montgomery) - 03:10 . 3.A Quiet Thing (Fred Ebb, John Kander) - 03:27 . 4.Con Alma (Dizzy Gillespie) - 03:25 . 5.The Shadow Of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) - 02:15 . 6.Mi…

Wes Montgomery records his fourth album for Riverside : ‘The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery’ (1960)

'The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery' is his fourth album recorded on January 26–27, 1960 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Airegin (Sonny Rollins) - 04:26 . 2.D-Natural Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:23 . 3.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 04:44 . 4.Four On Six (Wes Montgomery) - 06:15 . 5.West Coast Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 07:26 . 6.In…

Wes Montgomery records his debut album : ‘Fingerpickin” for Pacific Jazz (1957)

Wes Montgomery's 'Fingerpickin'' is his debut album recorded on December 30, 1957 and featuring seven tracks originally released as The Montgomery Brothers.Track Listing : 1.Sound Carrier (Buddy Montgomery) - 06:57 . 2.Bud'S Beaux Arts (Buddy Montgomery) - 07:33 . 3.Bock To Bock (Buddy Montgomery) - 10:08 . 4.Billie'S Bounce (Charlie Parker) - 04:42 . 5.Lois Ann (Buddy Montgomery) - 04:45 . 6.All…

Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery record together ‘Bags Meets Wes!’ for Riverside (1961)

'Bags Meets Wes!' by Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery is a collaboration album recorded in December, 1961 and released in 1962 By Riverside.Track Listing : 1.S.K.J. (Milt Jackson) - 05:17 . 2.Stablemates (Benny Golson) - 05:45 . 3.Stairway To The Stars (Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli) - 03:38 . 4.Blue Roz (Wes Montgomery) - 04:46 . 5.Sam Sack (Milt Jackson) - 06:06 Musicians…

Wes Montgomery records his nineteenth album : ‘Down Here on the Ground’ for A&M (1967)

Wes Montgomery's 'Down Here on the Ground' is his nineteenth album recorded on December 20, 21, 1967 & January 22, 26, 1968 and released in 1968 By A&M.Track Listing : 1.Wind Song (Herb Alpert, Nick Ceroli, Neil Larsen, John Pisano, Paul Francis Webster) - 02:22 . 2.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 02:46 . 3.The Other Man'S Grass Is Always Greener (Tony Hatch,…

Wes Montgomery records his fifteenth album : ‘Goin’ Out of My Head’ for Verve (1965)

Wes Montgomery's 'Goin' Out of My Head' is his fifteenth album, arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson and recorded on December 7, 8 & 22, 1965 and released in 1966 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Goin' Out Of My Head (Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein) - 02:14 . 2.Once I Loved (Vinicius De Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 04:46 . 3.Boss City (Wes Montgomery) - 03:46 . 4.Chim Chim Cher-Ee (Richard…

Wes Montgomery records his twelfth album ‘Movin’ Wes’ for Verve (1964)

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,…

Wes Montgomery records his fifth album : ‘Movin’ Along’ for Riverside (1960)

Wes Montgomery's 'Movin' Along' is his fifth album recorded on October 12, 1960.Track Listing : 1.Movin' Along (Wes Montgomery) - 05:40 . 2.Tune-Up (Miles Davis) - 04:27 . 3.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Victor Young, Ned Washington, Bing Crosby) - 05:02 . 4.Sandu (Clifford Brown) - 03:23 . 5.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 07:19 . 6.So Do It!…

Wes Montgomery records ‘Portrait of Wes’ for Riverside (1963)

Wes Montgomery's 'Portrait of Wes' is his tenth album recorded on October 10, 1963 and released the same year by Riverside..Track Listing : 1.Freddie The Freeloader (Miles Davis) - 05:14 . 2.Lolita (Barry Harris) - 06:32 . 3.Movin' Along (Wes Montgomery) - 06:16 . 4.Dangerous (Wes Montgomery) – 07:03 . 5.Yesterday'S Child (Charles Deforest) – 04:14 . 6.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) – 05:48 Musicians :…

Wes Montgomery records his third album : ‘The Wes Montgomery Trio (or A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar Organ Drums)’ for Riverside (1959)

'The Wes Montgomery Trio (or A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar Organ Drums)' is Montgomery's third album recorded on October 5–6, 1959 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) - 04:58 . 2.Yesterdays (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 03:20 . 3.The End Of A Love Affair (Edward Redding) - 03:18 . 4.Whisper Not (Benny Golson) - 04:40 .…

Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith record their third collaboration album : ‘Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo’ (1966)

'Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo' by Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith is their third collaboration album, recorded on September 21, 23 & 28, 1966 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Down By The Riverside (Traditional) - 10:02 . 2.Night Train (Jimmy Forrest) - 06:46 . 3.James And Wes (Jimmy Smith) - 08:13 . 4.13 (Death March) (Gary Mcfarland) - 05:22 . 5.Baby, It'S Cold…

Wes Montgomery records his ninth album : ‘Boss Guitar’ (1963)

Wes Montgomery's 'Boss Guitar' is his ninth album recorded on August 22, 1963 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar) - 06:28 . 2.Dearly Beloved (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer) - 04:49 . 3.Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 03:44 . 4.The Trick Bag (Wes Montgomery) - 04:25 . 5.Canadian Sunset (Eddie Heywood, Norman…

Wes Montgomery records his sixth album : ‘So Much Guitar’ for Riverside (1961)

Wes Montgomery's 'So Much Guitar' is his sixth album recorded on August 4, 1961 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Twisted Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:31 . 2.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) - 03:38 . 3.I Wish I Knew (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 05:26 . 4.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Duke Ellington, Mack David) - 05:57 . 5.Repetition (Neal Hefti) - 03:48 . 6.Somethin' Like…

Country And Western Waltz

Featuring Western Country Club . Waltz Across Texas . The Tennessee Waltz . Patti Page . Saving The Last Waltz For Me . Texas Rangers Gent . Valentines Waltz . Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys . Broken Spoke Waltz . William Bercini . Rainbowwranglers . Two Cowboy Waltz . The Waltz You Saved For Me . The Wilder . Betse Ellis . January Waltz

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 25/52

Rich Robinson, Gary Moore, John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Stanley Jordan, Gary Clark Jr, Eric Clapton, Mick Jones, Jeff Beck, Leslie West, Prince

This week In Jazz Legends 18/52

Miles Davis, Gill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Martial Solal, Johnny Griffin, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval, Elvin Jones, Joshua Redman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Dave Brubeck, e.s.t., Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker Trio (2013) . My Funny Valentine (2011) . Dear Miles (2010) . w/ Helen Sung - First Trip (2009) . Autumn Leaves (2006) . Little Walts (1990) . w/ Bobby…

We wish ‘Gefeliciteerd!’ to Han Bennink. ‘Let It Bennink’

This day (April 17, 1942), in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is born Donald Hantopher 'Han' Bennink, a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist.Digest Tracklist : w/ Uri Caine (2018) . w/ Terrie Ex (2016) . Desktop Drumming HEREZIE (2014) . Solo Improvisation At Bishopsgate Institute, London . Anton Goudsmit En Han Bennink Spelen Traps No. 1 (2009) . Cheltenham (2008) . w/ Trio Bbg (2006) . Live @…

Singing (and Playing) With George Benson

George Benson whose birthday is today . Happy Birthday BTW . has played guitar or sang with . myriad of artists, either jazz or soul. We have selected twelve of them. . They are . Rachelle Ferrell . Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau, Carlos Santana, Jill Scott, Earl Klugh, Minnie Riperton, Lee Ritenour, Natalie Cole, Benny Goodman, Noa, Count Basie Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

Happy Birthday James Blood Ulmer. ‘Blood Alright’

This day (February 2, 1942), in St. Matthews, South Carolina, is born James 'Blood' Ulmer, an American jazz and blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Are You Glad To Be In America? (2019) . @ International House Philadelphia (2018) . President Of Hell (2017) . Final (2016) . solo @ Skopje Jazz Festival (2015) . w/ David Murray Big Band - Love lockdown (2013) . w/ Vernon Reid - Little Red Rooste…

This week In Jazz Legends 04/52

Wes Montgomery, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Joe Lovano, Archie Shepp, Hugh Masekela . Jabu Nkosi, Sonny Rollins, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, SFJazz Collective, Chick Corea . Gary BurtonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 330 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Wes Montgomery . West…

Happy Birthday Lee Ritenour. ‘Captain Lee’

This day (January 11, 1952), in Los Angeles, California, is born Lee Ritenour, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Dave Grusin - KNKX Studio Session (2019) . Stone Flower (2018) . w/ Dave Grusin - Amager Bio (2017) . A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That (2016) . Rio Funk (2015) . w/ Friends - @ Jarasum Jazz Festival (2013) . w/ Dave Grusin - Minden Jazz Club ( 2012 = . w/ Mike…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 50/52

Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks, Billy Gibbons, Eric Gales, Lucky Peterson, Robben Ford, Steve Hackett, Joe Satriani, John Mclaughlin, Pat Metheny, Jim Hall, Lee Ritenour, Mike Stern, Philip Catherine . Mark Speer, Wes MontgomeryThey are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 327 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Joe Bonamassa .…

This week In Jazz Legends 49/52

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Abdullah Ibrahim, Carlos Ward, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Stan Getz, Flora Purim, Dave Brubeck, Benny Goodman, Wes Montgomery, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitous, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Gene Harris, Ray Brown, Grady TateThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 313 Posts we publish this week.…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 49/52

John Mclaughlin, Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, Wes Montgomery, Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Jan Akkerman, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Jimmy Page, Vinnie Moore, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Nita StraussThey are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 313 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . John McLaughlin . Paco De Lucia . Manitas D'Oro, Frevo…

Pat Metheny records ‘Day Trip’ with Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez (2005)

Pat Metheny's 'Day Trip' is a studio album recorded on October 19, 2005, with Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez by Nonesuch Records.Track Listing : 1.Son Of Thirteen (Pat Metheny) - 05:49 . 2.At Last You'Re Here (Pat Metheny) - 07:59 . 3.Let'S Move (Pat Metheny) - 05:22 . 4.Snova (Pat Metheny) - 05:56 . 5.Calvin'S Keys (Pat Metheny) - 07:25 . 6.Is This America? (Katrina 2005) (Pat Metheny) -…

Benson Strictly Guitar

This Day (but in 2011), George Benson releases "Guitar Man" a mostly instrumental album.Now, guitar players are great on CD or streaming, but they are even better on video. By the simple fact that you can watch their fingers. (No you cannot on a CD).So we have compiled a "Benson Strictly Guitar" video playlist featuring a non-singing Benson, for all of you out there who love to watch the…

Playing Coltrane

'Naima','Giant Steps', 'Mr.PC' etc. John Coltrane whose birthday is today, has left next to fifty compositions. Some of them have been extensively covered by famous and not so famous jazz artists.Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tynerr, Ravi Coltrane, Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Bobby Hutcherson, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts,…

We remember Stevie Ray Vaughan. ‘A Ray Of Life’

This day (August 27, 1990), in East Troy, Wisconsin, died Stevie Ray Vaughan, an American guitarist, singer-songwriter.Digest Tracklist : Voodoo Child . Riviera Paradise (1989) . Tightrope . Superstition . Pride And Joy (1985) . w/ Albert King – The Sky Is Crying (1983) . Dirty Pool (1982) . Live Rockpalast (1984) . Tracklist : Pride And Joy . Little Wing . Scuttle Buttin' . Texas Flood . Life…

We remember Cannonball Adderley. ‘Nothin’Else’

This day (August 8, 1975), in Gary, Indiana, died Julian Cannonball Adderley, a jazz alto saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Come Sunday (1964) . Work Song . Jive Samba (1963) . Brother John (1963) . Bossa Nova Nemo . Tracklist : Autumn Leaves . Love For Sale . One for Daddy-O . Somethin' Else . Dancing in the Dark . Mercy, Mercy, Mercy . Alison's Uncle . Work Song . Waltz for Debby . Sambop .…

Salena Jones – Bring Flowers to Salena

This day (January 29, 1944), in Newport News, Virginia, is born Joan Elizabeth Shaw a.k.a. Salena Jones, an American jazz and cabaret singer.Wikipedia : This day (January 29, 1944), in Newport News, Virginia, is born Joan Elizabeth Shaw a.k.a. Salena Jones, an American jazz and cabaret singer.Official Website : Salena grew up in New York in the company of musicians who would become the legends:…

Baby It’s Loesser Inside

From 'I'll Know' to 'Baby. It's Cold Outside' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz Standards' tunes written or co-written by 'Frank Loesser I'. It has Perry Como, Sheila Jordan , Oscar Peterson Trio + Clark Terry, Henry Mancini and many more.

Jazzin’Around Naima

Starting and ending with John Coltrane's composition 'Naima', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'John Coltrane'. It has Dave Valentin, McCoy Tynerr, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Lou Williams and many more.