The Very Best of Wes Montgomery

The Very Best of Wes Montgomery

by Wes Montgomery


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The Very Best of Wes Montgomery

Even though he died young (at age 45 of a heart attack) and his recorded legacy only stretches a little over ten years (1957 to 1968), Wes Montgomery was still arguably the most important of the post-war jazz guitarists. This concisely selected set draws from his first three-and-a-half years as a bandleader and recording artist, covering the years 1959 to 1963, when Montgomery was with Riverside Records. These small-group sessions with such sidemen as Tommy Flanagan, James Clay, Victor Feldman, Hank Jones, Johnny Griffin, and Mel Rhyne produced some of Montgomery's most joyous and spontaneous sides. When that label went under in 1964, Montgomery moved on to Verve Records.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2012
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0888072337589
catalogNumber: 33758
Rank: 44493

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wes Montgomery   Primary Artist,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Ron Carter   Bass
James Clay   Flute
Victor Feldman   Piano
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone
Louis Hayes   Drums
Hank Jones   Piano
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Buddy Montgomery   Piano
Melvin Rhyne   Organ,Hammond B3
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Percy Heath   Bass
Paul Chambers   Bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Lex Humphries   Drums
Bobby Thomas   Drums
Paul Parker   Drums
Mark Montgomery   Bass

Technical Credits

Clifford Brown   Composer
Eddie Heywood   Composer
Wes Montgomery   Composer
Cootie Williams   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ray Fowler   Engineer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Neil Tesser   Liner Notes
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Roberto Polillo   Cover Photo

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