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.

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.


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. […]


Wes Montgomery’s ‘So Much Guitar’


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