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Fingerpickin'
     

Fingerpickin'

by Wes Montgomery
 
Guitarist Wes Montgomery first recorded in the late '40s during his brief period with Lionel Hampton before returning to Indianapolis. He next emerged on record on December 30, 1957, for a Pacific Jazz set with local musicians including his two brothers, vibraphonist Buddy and electric bassist

Overview

Guitarist Wes Montgomery first recorded in the late '40s during his brief period with Lionel Hampton before returning to Indianapolis. He next emerged on record on December 30, 1957, for a Pacific Jazz set with local musicians including his two brothers, vibraphonist Buddy and electric bassist Monk. This CD reissues the complete album (which usually has appeared in piecemeal fashion) and finds Wes already quite recognizable. The pretty standard hard bop music (which usually features Buddy's vibes as the lead voice) is also of interest due to the presence of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard who at age 17 was making his recording debut; he sounds a bit nervous. In addition to this set, the CD has three songs from the one session that Wes made with his brothers' popular group, the Mastersounds. He actually appeared on the full album (a set of music taken from the film Kismet) but these are the only titles that include guitar solos. Although this reissue on a whole is not essential, the music is generally enjoyable and the CD will fill some gaps in one's Wes Montgomery collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/1996
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724383798728
catalogNumber:
37987

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wes Montgomery   Primary Artist,Guitar
Buddy Montgomery   Vibes
Monk Montgomery   Electric Bass
Benny Barth   Drums
Richie Crabtree   Piano
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Wayman Atkinson   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Bradley   Piano
Alonzo "Pookie" Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Parker   Drums

Technical Credits

Alexander Borodin   Composer
Bulletboys   Composer
Richard Bock   Producer
Michael Cuscuna   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Don DeMichael   Liner Notes
George Forrest   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer

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