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 Outside (Frank Loesser) – 06:05


Chuck Stewart

Musicians : Jimmy Smith – Hammond Organ . Wes Montgomery – Guitar . Grady Tate – Drums . Ray Barretto – Conga On (3 – 6) . Bob Ashton – Reeds On (1 – 2 -4) . Danny Bank – Reeds On (1 – 2 -4) . Jerry Dodgion – Reeds On (1 – 2 -4) . Jerome Richardson – Reeds On (1 – 2 -4) . Phil Woods – Reeds On (1 – 2 -4) . Clark Terry – Trumpet, Flugelhorn On (1 – 2 -4) . Ernie Royal – Trumpet On (1 – 2 -4) . Jimmy Maxwell – Trumpet On (1 – 2 -4) . Joe Newman – Trumpet On (1 – 2 -4) . Jimmy Cleveland – Trombone On (1 – 2 -4) . Melba Liston – Trombone On (1 – 2 -4) . Quentin Jackson – Trombone On (1 – 2 -4) . Tony Studd – Bass Trombone On (1 – 2) . Dick Hixson – Bass Trombone On (4) . Richard Davis – Bass . Oliver Nelson – Conductor

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Oliver Nelson . Val Valentin – Engineer . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Arrangements : Oliver Nelson

Package : Acy R. Lehman – Cover Design . Chuck Stewart asterisques RVM – Cover Photo

Recorded On September 21, 23 & 28, 1966.

Released In 1966 By Verve.

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JazzTimes
Dynamic Duo finds organist Smith and guitarist Montgomery driving and challenging one another, resulting in one of the most influential recordings in the organ-jazz canon. […]

comusduke @ RateYourMusic
But these guys can pass well without outside help as evidenced on “James and Wes”, the only track written by one of them, in this case by Jimmy; where they act as a trio with the accompaniment of Tate’s lively, steady and inventive drumming; […]

allmusic
They are an amazing pair, complementing each other, driving each other, using their bop and blues taproots to fuse together a sound. […]

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