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 Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck) – 04:53 . 7.Mr. Walker (Wes Montgomery) – 04:33 . 8.Gone With The Wind (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 06:24

Steve Schapiro

Musicians : Wes Montgomery– Electric Guitar . Tommy Flanagan – Piano . Percy Heath – Bass . Albert Heath – Drums

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews . Jack Matthews – Mastering . Orrin Keepnews – Engineer . Jack Higgins – Engineer

Package : Steve Schapiro asterisques RVM – Photography . Lawrence Shustak – Cover Photo . Harris Lewine – Cover Design . Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes . Burt Goldblatt – Photography . Larissa Collins – Art Direction . Paul Bacon – Cover Design . Ken Braren – Cover Design

Recorded On January 26–27, 1960 At Reeves Sound Studios, New York City.

Released 1960 By Riverside.


All About Jazz
Ask a dozen jazz guitar fans for their all-time top guitar albums and The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery is likely to be high on every list. […]

The Guardian
But this remarkable set, recorded not long after Montgomery first broke on to the big-time jazz scene after years in the clubs of his native Indianapolis, catches precisely the quality that made Cannonball Adderley burst into the Riverside offices after first hearing Montgomery and insist they sign him up. […]

If you are new to the genre, or don’t understand jazz and why people like it, then this is recomended. It’s full of catchy accesible hard bop songs and I know some of you may disagree with my rating but I give it a 5/5. […]



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