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Wes Montgomery: Boss Guitar

Read "Boss Guitar" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Wes Montgomery recorded Boss Guitar at age 38, near the end of his acclaimed Riverside years and just five years before his death. While the records that followed would give him some radio hits (and lose him some fans), the 1963 session was a time when he really could make the bold claim of the album’s ...

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Wes Montgomery: Boss Guitar

Read "Boss Guitar" reviewed by David Rickert

Wes Montgomery’s first recordings as a leader for Riverside featured the popular organ-guitar-drums line-up, a configuration that he later abandoned for the better part of his stint with the label. Although organ jazz was quite a cash cow at the time, Montgomery was firmly rooted in bop, more eager to see what he could do with ...