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 Gimbel) – 05:04 . 6.Fried Pies (Wes Montgomery) – 06:42 . 7.The Breeze And I (Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman) – 04:08 . 8.For Heaven’S Sake (Elise Bretton, Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer) – 04:39

Musicians : Wes Montgomery – Guitar . Melvin Rhyne – Organ . Jimmy Cobb – Drums

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews Ray Fowler – Engineer

Package : Joe Goldberg – Liner Notes . Ed Michel – Photography

Recorded On August 22, 1963 At Plaza Sound Studios, New York City.

Released In 1963 By Riverside.

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Many of the tracks have a Latin feel. “Besame Mucho” gets the album off to an auspicious start as Montgomery begins with a series of haunting solos in a minor key. “The Breeze and I” is similar as Montgomery solos by replicating a progressive series of notes which was his early trademark. […]

All About Jazz
While the records that followed would give him some radio hits (and lose him some fans), the 1963 session was a time when he really could make the bold claim of the album’s title. […]

patient_ot @ RateYourMusic
Lately I’ve been buying up most of Wes’ Riverside-era catalog. While none of the 5 albums I’ve bought have disappointed me, this one seems to stand out the most […]

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