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Meet Davis Wilson

Read "Meet Davis Wilson" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Jeopardy contestant, amateur pianist, dance teacher, actor, sailor, postal worker, our July Super Fan has lived all over the place and done it all. Now based in St. Paul, Minnesota, he met “zillions of artists" as keeper of the flame at the old Artists' Quarter jazz club. But he stumbled upon one of the most memorable ...

Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Benefit & Concert

Read "Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Benefit & Concert" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Benefit & Concert
Hillside Club
Berkeley California
September 10, 2016

The sold out first annual Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Awards Benefit and Concert (BMJLP) was an exquisite evening that fulfilled the long held vision of Charles “Buddy" Montgomery. It recognized well deserving Bay ...

One for All: The Third Decade

Read "The Third Decade" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Hard to believe it will be twenty years ago next year that the hard bop ensemble One For All debuted with Too Soon To Tell on the fledgling Sharp Nine label. Formed as a group that regularly played together at an uptown Broadway club called Augie's, each member was just at the start of their own ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Wes Montgomery: In The Beginning-Early Recordings from 1949-1958

Read "Wes Montgomery: In The Beginning-Early Recordings from 1949-1958" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Guitarist Wes Montgomery, despite his tragically short life, was very prolific and immensely impactful. Equally adept at sophisticated instrumental virtuosity and lighter, more commercially appealing sounds, Montgomery influenced majority of guitar players who appeared on the jazz scene during the 1960s and after.

Montgomery cut his first record Fingerpickin' for Pacific Jazz in 1958 ...

ARTICLE: REASSESSING

Wes Montgomery: So Much Guitar!

Read "Wes Montgomery: So Much Guitar!" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Wes Montgomery

So Much Guitar!

OJC

1962/2013

Wes Montgomery's So Much Guitar! continues the latest round of re-releases/re-masters from the Concord Music Group, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Riverside Records. So Much Guitar! follows the re-releases of singer and trumpeter Chet Baker's Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner & ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Concord Original jazz Classics Remasters: Monk, Evans, Adderley, Montgomery, Baker and More

Concord Original jazz Classics Remasters: Monk, Evans, Adderley, Montgomery, Baker and More

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on July 23, 2013. 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, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Wes Montgomery: Echoes of Indiana Avenue

Read "Echoes of Indiana Avenue" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Not since the discovery of the Voice of America tapes of the 1957 Carnegie Hall concert by Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane has there been an event as exciting as the surfacing of this rare first recording by guitar-maestro Wes Montgomery. The Echoes of Indiana Avenue masters, procured by Montgomery fan Jim Greeninger, were offered to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jim Rotondi: 1000 Rainbows

Read "1000 Rainbows" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

1000 Rainbows swings beautifully, drawing together a few original tunes from trumpeter Jim Rotondi and some out-of-the-ordinary classics that are delivered in real style by a classy quintet. The New York-based Rotondi has been in the jazz scene for more than 20 years and has an extensive back catalog of recordings as a leader. This is ...

Jim Rotondi: 1000 Rainbows

Read "1000 Rainbows" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trumpeter Jim Rotondi's steady stream of solo albums and work with the collective supergroup One For All--along with his role as a jazz educator and Selmer clinician--have put him at the epicenter of the jazz world. For this, his third album on Posi-Tone Records, Rotondi rounded up some fellow Big Apple-based heavy hitters to join him, ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Buddy Montgomery Jazz Pianist and Vibraphonist Dies

Buddy Montgomery Jazz Pianist and Vibraphonist Dies

Buddy Montgomery, a jazz pianist and vibraphonist best known for his work with the guitarist Wes Montgomery, his older brother, died on May 14 at his home in Palmdale, Calif. He was 79.

The cause was a heart attack, said his granddaughter Mykah Montgomery.

Mr. Montgomery and another brother, the bassist Monk Montgomery, were members of ...