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Three Classic Albums Plus [The Wes Montgomery Trio / Montgomeryland / The Incredible Jazz Guitar]

Wes Montgomery Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Avid Jazz
  • ASIN: B0050BSN2Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,184 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. The Wes Montgomery Trio: 'round Midnight 4:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Wes Montgomery Trio: Yesterdays 3:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Wes Montgomery Trio: The End Of A Love Affair 3:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Wes Montgomery Trio: Whisper Not 4:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Wes Montgomery Trio: Ecaroh 2:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Wes Montgomery Trio: Satin Doll 3:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Wes Montgomery Trio: Missile Blues 6:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Wes Montgomery Trio: Too Late Now 4:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Wes Montgomery Trio: Jingles 5:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Montgomeryland: Monk's Shop 3:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Montgomeryland: Summertime 4:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Montgomeryland: Falling In Love With Love 6:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Montgomeryland: Renie 3:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Montgomeryland: Far Wes 5:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Montgomeryland: Leila 3:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Montgomeryland: Old Folks 6:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Montgomeryland: Wes' Tune 4:090.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The Incredible Jazz Guitar: Airegin 4:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The Incredible Jazz Guitar: D-Natural Blues 5:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The Incredible Jazz Guitar: Polka Dots And Moonbeams 4:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. The Incredible Jazz Guitar: Four On Six 6:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. The Incredible Jazz Guitar: West Coast Blues 7:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. The Incredible Jazz Guitar: In Your Own Sweet Way 4:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. The Incredible Jazz Guitar: Mister Walker 4:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. The Incredible Jazz Guitar: Gone With The Wind 6:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Movin' Along From Movin' Along 5:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Tune-Up From Movin' Along 4:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You From Movin' Along 5:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Body And Soul From Movin' Along 7:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. So Do It! From Movin' Along 6:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Says You From Movin' Along 5:010.69  Buy MP3 

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AVID Jazz here presents three classic Wes Montgomery albums plus, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'The Wes Montgomery Trio', 'Montgomeryland', 'The Incredible Jazz Guitar' and 'Movin Along' (minus one track!). The original liner notes for 'Trio' describe how label owner Orrin Keepnews was urged by Cannonball Adderley and a review by composer, musician and critic Gunther Schuller to check out an 'extraordinarily spectacular……unbearably exciting' young guitarist by the name of Wes Montgomery. Listen for yourself and you will discover that their enthusiasm was well founded! 'Trio' is now becoming hard to find on CD! For 'Montgomeryland' we discover that Wes's self taught style had much in common with that of John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins in that instead of the flowing style of Charlie Christian his was of a more jabbing, fierce intensity, attacking the instrument in the same way the two saxophonists attacked their horns. On the album we hear the Montgomery brothers (Wes, Monk and Buddy) along with the underrated tenor sax of Harold Land all on excellent form, the brothers happy to be together again. 'Montgomeryland' is only available as a full price double CD! 'The Incredible Jazz Guitar' is arguably the best Montgomery album available and there are moments during this fine album where Wes really does sound like 'The Master'! As the albums original liner notes contest, employing a quote from respected music journalist Ralph J Gleason………'Make no mistake, Wes Montgomery is the best thing to happen to the guitar since Charlie Christian'. Finally six tracks from 'Movin Along' from a 'phenomenal and drastically original guitarist' who was almost dragged out of domestic bliss (and rearing six children!) by Cannonball Adderley who was passing through his home town of Indianapolis. By the end of 1960 Wes Montgomery had (seemingly albeit reluctantly) firmly established himself on the jazz scene and was now quite literally 'Movin Along'! All three albums plus have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever!

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This great value two CD set features four classic Wes Montgomery albums (with the original LP liner notes) which have been finely re-mastered. 'The Wes Montgomery Trio', 'Montgomeryland', 'The Incredible Jazz Guitar'and 'Movin Along' (minus one track!). T

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Jazz Guitarist 25 Aug 2011
By ACB (swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Taught himself to play guitar after hearing Charlie Christian. He developed a distinctive style of playing over two registers without plectrum aids. I don't hear him as a thumb-playing plonker! Highly talented, popular and influential. Critically acclaimed as "extraordinarily spectacular" (Gunther Schuller) whilst others declared his influences from and on Christian, Charlie Parker, Mingus, and Coltrane. Encouraged by Cannonball Adderley.
The 2CD collection by AVID portrays Wes Montgomery in different settings, all excellent.
The guitarist is the lynch-pin of proceedings but credit to his brothers (Buddy on piano and Monk on bass). The addition of Harold Land on tenor sax adds variety to numbers such as 'Leila' and 'Far Wes'. Tommy Flanagan adds his customary licks to 'D-Natural Blues' and 'West Coast Blues' notwithstanding Victor Feldman (piano) on 'Body and Soul','So Do It'. Wes Mongomery is at ease and fluency on the 'Incredible' album. The aforementioned 'West Coast Blues', 'D-Natural Blues' plus 'Polka Dots And Moonbeams' showcase his artistry and skill. 'Round Midnight' with Melvin Rhyne on organ is outstanding as is 'Four On Six' with Percy and Albert Heath booting along.
Take this collection as a man at his creative powers that unfortunately were foreshortened by his death (aged 43 years). Another bargain for any collector of music.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wes Montgomery - Three Classic Albums Plus 22 Nov 2011
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Each of these albums is a must-have for anyone interested in the guitar in jazz. The earliest, "The Wes Montgomery Trio", features Wes with his Indianapolis trio, with Mel Rhyne on organ and includes one of the most beautiful recording's of Monk's 'Round Midnight, a great Satin Doll and "Yesterdays". His trademark passages in octaves and improvisations on block chords are all here.

"Montgomeryland" features Wes with his brothers, pianist Buddy and bassist Monk Montgomery, the first electric bassist in jazz. Saxophonists Harold Land and Pony Poindexter also appear. Wes' post-bop compositional skills shine through in Far Wes, Renie and Leila and there are fine versions of Summertime, Falling in Love with Love, and Old Folks.

For the "The Incredible Jazz Guitar" album he was brought to New York and placed with the seasoned rhythm section of Tommy Flanagan (piano), Percy Heath of MJQ fame on bass and his brother Albert Heath on drums. Using a guitar borrowed from Kenny Burrell, Wes rises to the occasion with great compositions such as West Coast Blues, Four on Six and Mr Walker, brilliant, swinging playing on Sonny Rollins' tricky "Airegin", Gone With The Wind (in which his solo is a classic example of motific development) and sensitive interpretations of the ballads Polka Dots and Moonbeams and Dave Brubeck's In Your Own Sweet Way. This album is at the top of my desert island list!

Finally, the collection rounds off with six well chosen tracks from his later album "Movin' Along".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars like jazz? 19 Mar 2012
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this is smokin stuff! food for ears .... if you like guitar then you WILL NOT be dissapointed! i bought this along with herb ellis .... jim hall is worth a listen as well .... cracking stuff!
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4.0 out of 5 stars thumb plonking bonanza 5 Aug 2011
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Most unexpedctedly I find I can only give this compilation 4 stars - not least because it is truly astounding value for money and Wes is undoubtedly a guitarist of the first order. Way back in the sixties when we first heard his muted playing it sounded amazing and the tracks here pairing guitar and organ are inspired and excellent. I've had these CDs a week now and much to my surprise - especially since I got them to study phrasing and technique to brush up my own playing with the acquisition of an old Antoria jazz box - I find much of the material sounding tired and predictable. The superfast octaves are at first impressive but as each track follows pretty much the same thematic development they become irritatingly manic to the point where I can no longer bear to play them... for a while anyway.

So, alas, only four stars because of the unrelenting thumb plonking - original, clever and often witty, yes... in small doses. So today, as an antidote, I have ordered the classic Jim Hall album Concierto to sooth my ragged nerves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value 8 Feb 2013
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Arrived quickly. Fantastic value for money set of albums that would be expensive and hard to find individually on cd or vinyl
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