Wes Montgomery records his sixth album : ‘So Much Guitar’ for Riverside (1961)

Wes Montgomery‘s ‘So Much Guitar’ is his sixth album recorded on August 4, 1961 and released the same year by Riverside.


Wes Montgomery records his sixth album  : ‘So Much Guitar’ for Riverside (1961)

1 . Twisted Blues

2 . Twisted Blues

Track Listing : 1.Twisted Blues (Wes Montgomery) – 05:31 . 2.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) – 03:38 . 3.I Wish I Knew (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 05:26 . 4.I’M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Duke Ellington, Mack David) – 05:57 . 5.Repetition (Neal Hefti) – 03:48 . 6.Somethin’ Like Bags (Wes Montgomery) – 04:44 . 7.While We’Re Young (Morty Palitz, Alec Wilder) – 02:12 . 8.One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 07:38

Musicians : Wes Montgomery – Guitar . Ron Carter – Bass . Lex Humphries – Drums . Ray Barretto – Conga . Hank Jones – Piano

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews Ray Fowler – Engineer

Package : Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes

Recorded On August 4, 1961 At Plaza Sound Studios, New York City.

Released In 1961 By Riverside.

(Source Wes Montgomery – So Much Guitar! | The official Wes Montgomery site)

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But Carter’s awe soon turned to shock. ‘After I set up near Wes, I realized there was no sheet music. Wes sensed my concern and turned—with that big Gibson on his lap—and said: ‘It’s just music—it’s not hard, man. Me and you got it.’ That’s when I knew it was a trap […]

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This is a quartet with the piano replaced by the vibes. The effect is an overall softening of the band’s swing. Claude Thornhill’s iconic Snowfall is given a post-modern treatment that remains true to the such textures of the original while exposing the piece’s ribs. […]

Yes, his earlier workouts are far superior to the Creed Taylor yearsand So Much Guitar! is Montgomery at his most comfortably virile … one of the finest recordings you’ll ever put in your player. […]


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