Wes Montgomery Road Song

Wes Montgomery - Movin': The Compete Verve Recordings 1964-1968 (2011) {5CD Set Hip-O Select-Verve B0015613-02}

Wes Montgomery - Movin': The Compete Verve Recordings 1964-1968 (2011) {5CD Set Hip-O Select-Verve B0015613-02}
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© 1964-68, 2011 Hip-O Select / Verve / Universal | B0015613-02
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar Jazz

All eight of the albums Wes Montgomery issued on Verve in the mid-'60s (including the two he did with organist Jimmy Smith) are on this limited-edition, five-CD box set. With the addition of 20 bonus tracks (none previously unreleased, some of them alternate takes or overdubbed versions) and a 76-page booklet that includes readable reproductions of the original LP sleeves, it's the definitive compilation of his work for the label. By its very size, of course, its appeal might be limited to completists and serious collectors.
Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery - Smokin’ In Seattle: Live At The Penthouse (2017) {Resonance Records HCD-2029 rec 1966}

Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery - Smokin’ In Seattle: Live At The Penthouse (2017) {Resonance Records HCD-2029 rec 1966}
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© 1966, 2017 Rising Jazz Stars / Resonance Records | HCD-2029
Jazz / Hard Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Piano Trio / Guitar

A rare meeting of guitarist Wes Montgomery and the trio of pianist Wynton Kelly – heard here on unissued material that stands strongly next to their classic Smoking At The Half Note album on Verve! About half the tracks here just feature Kelly's trio – but that's A-Ok with us, as the group is wonderful – a luminous unit that features Ron McClure on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – both players who showcase the maturing style of Wynton's piano work – a great mix of lyricism that stretches out beautifully on the album's longer tracks! Montgomery joins in about a third into the set, and the tunes get even sharper and groovier – as Wes' tones ring out strongly next to the piano, often opening up Kelly with even more chromatic hues. The whole thing is very well-recorded, and beautifully remastered.
Wynton Kelly Trio, Wes Montgomery - Smokin' In Seattle: Live At The Penthouse 1966 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Wynton Kelly Trio, Wes Montgomery - Smokin' In Seattle: Live At The Penthouse 1966 (2017)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

'Smokin' in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966)' presents previously unreleased live sets by jazz guitar icon Wes Montgomery with the irrepressibly swinging pianist Wynton Kelly and his trio captured live at the Penthouse in Seattle, WA on April 14 and 21, 1966. Recorded less than a year after Wes and Wynton's classic 1965 live album 'Smokin' at the Half Note', which guitarist Pet Metheny calls "the absolute greatest jazz guitar album ever made," 'Smokin' in Seattle' finds the dynamic duo joined by the solid rhythm section of bassist Ron McClure (Charles Lloyd, Joe Henderson) and legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb.
Irio De Paula Trio/Quartet - Lembrando Wes Montgomery (2004)

Irio De Paula Trio/Quartet - Lembrando Wes Montgomery (2004)
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Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Philology, W 262.2 | 2004 | 01:08:37

One of Europe's best guitarists pays tribute to Wes Montgomery on this mostly trio outing from 2003. Irio DePaula is obviously influenced to some extent by Montgomery's style of playing, though he finds his own voice in this collection of ten Montgomery compositions and the well-known standard "For Heaven's Sake." The best examples of his work include the very fluid interpretations of "Jingles" and "Four on Six," along with a soulful take of "Bumpin'." Organist Riccardo Ballerini…
Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (1960) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection] (Item #27)

Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (1960) {2008 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #27)
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© 2008 Concord / Riverside | 0888072307902
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

Orrin’s commentary (from his new liner notes): “I began constructing the 1960 definitive presentation of [Wes] Montgomery by recognizing the need to keep things as clear-cut and uncomplicated as possible. There were at least three unique aspects to his performing style: he played with his thumb, never using a pick… and his solos almost invariably included two elements routinely referred to as ‘impossible’—his use of octaves and of pianistic block chords. Self-taught (his first ‘lesson’ had involved heavy listening to Charlie Christian records) and never able to read music notation of any kind, he somehow possessed an unfailing command of the blues and of ballad tempo and was an impressive composer.”
Wes Montgomery - So Much Guitar! (1961) {2013 Riverside 60th} [OJC Remasters Complete Series] (Item #26)

Wes Montgomery - So Much Guitar! (1961) {2013 Riverside 60th} [OJC Remasters Complete Series] (Item #26)
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© 2013 Riverside / Concord | 60th Anniversary of Riverside Records | 0888072345966
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, several bonus tracks on nearly each disc (some previously unreleased) and new liner notes providing historical context to the original material, the series celebrates the 60th anniversary of Riverside Records, the prolific New York-based label that showcased some of the most influential jazz artists and recordings of the 1950s and '60s.
Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery - The Dynamic Duo (1966) [Remastered 1997] {REPOST}

Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery - The Dynamic Duo (1966) [Remastered 1997] {REPOST}
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Genre ~ Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label ~ Verve Music Group
Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (1966) [Remastered 1993]

Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (1966) [Remastered 1993]
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Genre ~ Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label ~ Verve Music Group
Wes Montgomery - Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides (1995)

Wes Montgomery - Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides (1995)
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Genre ~ Hard Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label ~ Verve Music Group/PolyGram Records
Wes Montgomery - Down Here On The Ground (1968) {2009 Verve Originals}

Wes Montgomery - Down Here On The Ground (1968) {2009 Verve Originals}
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© 2009 Verve / UMG | B0012700-02
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

While it may be frustrating that Wes Montgomery all but stopped making "real" jazz records after the demise of the Riverside label in 1963, he didn't stop being a great musician, even if later recordings gave him less room to manifest the more exciting aspects of his talent. He continued to write and record original tunes, create turbulently logical solos with those dazzling octaves and block chords, and to include at least a few cooking tunes on his more produced albums. "Up and At It" is one of these, and while there isn't that much room to stretch out, it's still Montgomery all the way. Likewise the other original, "Goin' On to Detroit," is hardly the sound of a man just laying down the melody in octaves, as Montgomery was often accused of doing during this period. The rhythm section is none too shabby either: Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Grady Tate on drums.