Fusion! Wes Montgomery with Strings

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although most Wes Montgomery fans associate his playing with strings with his later A&M and Verve recordings, the influential guitarist actually fronted a string section for the first time on this Riverside date from 1963, which had the ironic name of Fusion. As with his later albums, Montgomery's guitar solos here are brief and melodic but the jazz content is fairly high even if the emphasis is with the exception of "Tune Up" on ballads. This CD has three additional performances not included on the original LP and is worth picking up; the music is quite pretty and pleasing.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although most Wes Montgomery fans associate his playing with strings with his later A&M and Verve recordings, the influential guitarist actually fronted a string section for the first time on this Riverside date from 1963, which had the ironic name of Fusion. As with his later albums, Montgomery's guitar solos here are brief and melodic but the jazz content is fairly high even if the emphasis is with the exception of "Tune Up" on ballads. This CD has three additional performances not included on the original LP and is worth picking up; the music is quite pretty and pleasing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218636827
  • Catalog Number: 368
  • Sales rank: 92,883

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All the Way (2:39)
  2. 2 Pretty Blue (3:40)
  3. 3 Pretty Blue (2:58)
  4. 4 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (2:51)
  5. 5 Prelude to a Kiss (3:08)
  6. 6 The Girl Next Door (3:08)
  7. 7 My Romance (2:31)
  8. 8 God Bless the Child (3:19)
  9. 9 Tune Up (3:14)
  10. 10 Tune Up (5:09)
  11. 11 Tune Up (4:44)
  12. 12 Somewhere (3:30)
  13. 13 Baubles, Bangles and Beads (2:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wes Montgomery Primary Artist, Guitar, Track Performer
Phil Bodner Wind, Woodwind
Dick Hyman Piano, Celeste
Hank Jones Piano, Celeste
David Nadien Violin
Gloria Agostini Harp
Alfred Brown Viola
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Mac Ceppos Violin
Winston Collymore Violin
Arnold Eidus Violin
Burt Fisch Viola
Harry Lookofsky Violin
Milt Hinton Bass
Isadore Zir Violin
Osie Johnson Drums
Jimmy Jones Conductor
Leo Kruczek Violin
Charles McCracken Cello
Kermit Moore Cello
Gene Orloff Violin, Concert Master
Raoul Poliakin Violin
Samuel Rand Violin
George Ricci Cello
Margaret Ross Harp
Lucien Schmit Cello
Sylvan Shulman Violin
Ralph Hersh Viola
Paul Winter Violin
Technical Credits
Alexander Borodin Composer
Triumph Composer
Phil Bodner Contributor
Miles Davis Composer
Dick Hyman Contributor
Hank Jones Contributor
Kenny Burrell Contributor
Phil DeLancie Mastering
Ray Fowler Engineer
Milt Hinton Contributor
Peter Hook Composer
Osie Johnson Contributor
Jimmy Jones Arranger, Contributor, String Arrangements
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes
Stephen Morris Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Gillian Gilbert Composer
George Forrest Composer
Robert Wright Composer
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