Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz

Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz

by Wes Montgomery


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Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz

The title of this compilation tries to make Montgomery viable for a younger generation, but it's not exactly "acid jazz." Rather, it's an anthology of some of Montgomery's better pop- and soul-oriented material from the mid-'60s. The 16 tracks show Montgomery in both orchestral and small combo settings, a few cuts taken from his collaborations with Jimmy Smith. Purists have long disdained this phase of Montgomery's career. But those who don't measure work by how straight-ahead it is will find much to enjoy here, in either the cuts with Oliver Nelson's orchestra, or the less elaborate sessions with the likes of Smith, Grady Tate, Ron Carter, and Ray Barretto.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/1996
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731452958020
catalogNumber: 529580

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wes Montgomery   Primary Artist,Guitar
Ray Barretto   Conga
Ron Carter   Bass
Jimmy Cleveland   Trumpet
Richard Davis   Bass
Urbie Green   Trombone
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Roger Kellaway   Piano
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Melba Liston   Trombone
Oliver Nelson   Conductor
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Jerome Richardson   Clarinet,Flute
Cedar Walton   Piano
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Grady Tate   Drums
Bill Watrous   Trombone
Mel Davis   Trumpet
Johnny Messner   Trombone
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Bob Ashton   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Danny Bank   Clarinet,Flute,Bassoon,Baritone Saxophone
Raymond Beckenstein   Piccolo
Willie Bobo   Percussion
James Buffington   French Horn
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Paul Chambers   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Harold Coletta   Viola
Don Sebesky   Conductor
Bernard Eichen   Violin
Arnold Eidus   Violin
Paul Gershman   Violin
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Emanuel Green   Violin
Harry Lookofsky   Violin
Julius Held   Violin
Dick Hixson   Trombone
Jack Jennings   Vibes
Walter Kane   Clarinet,Bassoon,Baritone Saxophone
Joseph Malin   Violin
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Charles McCracken   Cello
Hélcio Milito   Drums
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Gene Orloff   Violin
Reggie Workman   Bass
George Ricci   Cello
Margaret Ross   Harp
David Schwartz   Viola
Bobby Scott   Piano
Harvey Shapiro   Cello
Jimmy Smith   Organ
Tony Studd   Trombone
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Phil Woods   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Johnny Pate   Conductor
Sol Shapiro   Violin
Abe Kessler   Cello
Harvey E. Phillips   Tuba

Technical Credits

Oliver Nelson   Arranger
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
John Coltrane   Composer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Creed Taylor   Producer
Bill Milkowski   Liner Notes
Johnny Pate   Arranger
John L. "Wes" Montgomery   Composer

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