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 : Milt Jackson – Vibraphone . Wes Montgomery – Guitar . Philly Joe Jones – Drums . Sam Jones – Bass . Wynton Kelly – Piano

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews Ray Fowler – Engineer . Tamaki Beck – Mastering

Package : Larissa Collins – Art Direction . Ken Deardoff – Cover Design . Joe Goldberg – Liner Notes

Recorded On December 18–19, 1961.

Released In 1962 By Riverside.

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100 Greatest Jazz Albums
The only disappointment is the cover illustration which shows two old men in overcoats and hats, an image that could not be further removed from the energy and creativity that fires this great music. […]

Blogcritics
The texture of this once-in-a-lifetime, two-day session is remarkable: Even on straight-jazz tunes like Benny Golson’s “Stablemates” and Montgomery’s own “Jingles,” the guitarist’s soft, yet precise thumb-picking meshes perfectly with Jackson’s warm, glowing tone. […]

All About Jazz
It’s surprising, given the title of the album, that the leaders are so generous with the spotlight, giving the rhythm section ample solo space; it would have been nice to hear Montgomery and Jackson really have a go at each other on some of the more spirited numbers. […]

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