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

Label: Resonance Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Disc 1: After You've Gone; Fascinating Rhythm; Brazil; What Is There to Say?; Four;. Wes' Tune; My Heart Stood Still; How High the Moon; Django;. Going Down to Big Mary's; I Should Care; Caravan; Six Bridges to Cross; Ralph's New Blues. Disc 2: Soft Winds; Robbins' Nest; A Night in Tunisia; Love for Sale; Leila; Blues; Undecided; Far Wes; All the Things You Are; King Trotter; Carlena's Blues; Smooth Evening.

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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 ...


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