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Smokin' at the Half Note [Bonus Tracks]
     

Smokin' at the Half Note [Bonus Tracks]

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by Wynton Kelly Trio
 

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Smokin' at the Half Note is essential listening for anyone who wants to hear why Wes Montgomery's dynamic live shows were considered the pinnacle of his brilliant and incredibly influential guitar playing. Pat Metheny calls this "the absolute greatest jazz guitar album ever made," and with performances of this caliber ("Unit 7"

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Smokin' at the Half Note is essential listening for anyone who wants to hear why Wes Montgomery's dynamic live shows were considered the pinnacle of his brilliant and incredibly influential guitar playing. Pat Metheny calls this "the absolute greatest jazz guitar album ever made," and with performances of this caliber ("Unit 7" boasts one of the greatest guitar solos ever recorded), his statement is easily validated. Montgomery never played with more drive and confidence, and he's supported every step of the way by a genuinely smokin' Wynton Kelly Trio. [In 1998, Verve reissued the complete show on disc two of Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides, although the scrambled track order and some nonessential cuts didn't diminish the appeal of the original album. Smokin' at the Half Note appeared again in 2005, this time with six additional tracks left off the original.]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0075021034761
catalogNumber:
000393402
Rank:
19520

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wynton Kelly Trio   Primary Artist
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Wes Montgomery   Guitar
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Paul Chambers   Bass

Technical Credits

Tadd Dameron   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Sam Jones   Composer
Wes Montgomery   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer,Audio Production
Val Valentin   Engineer,Director Of Engineering
James Van Heusen   Composer
Acy Lehman   Cover Design
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ann Ronell   Composer
Gordon Burdge   Composer
Bryan Koniarz   Reissue Producer
Chuck Taylor   Producer,Liner Notes
Jim Fisch   Liner Notes
Ken Druker   Executive Producer

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