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.

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 Shine (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen) – 06:49 . 6.S.O.S. (Wes Montgomery – 04:57 . 7.Born To Be Blue (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 07:23

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Musicians : Wes Montgomery – Guitar . Johnny Griffin – Tenor Sax . Wynton Kelly – Piano . Paul Chambers – Bass . Jimmy Cobb – Drums

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews . Shigeo Miyamoto – Engineer . Wally Heider – Engineer

Package : Ken Deardoff – Cover Design . Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes . Jim Marshall asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On June 25, 1962 At Tsubo, Berkeley, Ca.

Released In 1962 By Riverside/Ojc.


Wynton Kelly swings and brings everything home with his blues filled piano lines. He also variates his rhythms just enough to get the listener interested in every note he is going to play. […]

Count5 @ RateYourMusic
My favorite Wes Montgomery album. Full House is his highest energy session–his solos really take flight in this live setting. […]

Cosmik Debris
A veteran of the Jazz Messengers and Thelonious Monk‘s band, Griffin had developed a reputation as one of the leading bop players, sometimes billed “the world’s fastest tenor.” That made him a perfect foil for Montgomery, whose reputation as a ballad stylist has over time caused some to forget the fire and facility he could bring to the bandstand. […]


Wes Montgomery’s ‘Full House’


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