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Down Here On The Ground [Original recording remastered]

Wes Montgomery Audio CD
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Nearly thirty years after his death from a heart attack at age forty-five, John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery remains the standard for modern jazz guitarists. He is to his idiom what Segovia is to the classical form, B.B. King to electric blues, and Jimi Hendrix to rock. Although Wes’s original model, Charlie Christian (1916–1942), essentially wrote the Old Testament of jazz ... Read more in Amazon's Wes Montgomery Store

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  • Audio CD (14 Sep 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B001XJBDF8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 231,862 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb remastering 15 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Always a great recording but now even more so, wes Montgomery at his best. Creed Taylor is behind all the arrangements which are just perfect and never overblown.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reunited 1 May 2002
By Colin Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As a teenager this was my favorite album, It haunted me for 30 years and I found it again recently on the internet. It is my car music, my answering machine music, my music to gift friends with. Not to mention the joy of introducing it to younger generations. Yes, it's timeless but it's more; it is a culmination of talent and spirituality fit for every musical taste.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Commercial can still be jazz 26 Sep 2006
By Dennis L. Watts - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD has the most concise guitar solo ever put down. Listen to the other man's grass is always greener. If you're a guitar player, and don't get it, go back to Metallica. Wes pulls all the stops out in a short solo.

Going from sizzling single note runs, to octaves, to chordal & right back

into the arrangement, like he had written it himself. Amazing. The combo

is there, you just have to listen a little harder. The jazz is there too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Jazz 7 Aug 2011
By Robert L. Halla - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is an example of superb, cool guitar jazz! Wes Montgomery was introduced to me by a family friend many years ago,(back in the late 60s). By this gift she introduced me to a great jazz guitarist!: Wes Montgomery. This is one of the greatest gifts, given to me on vinyl, long playing record. I have this recording, still in playable condition as well as a cd copy purchased from the manufacturer. It is indeed a treasure in my musical collection!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 July 2014
By ray - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
outstanding cd.
4.0 out of 5 stars Commercial Yes, ..but Wes and band sneak some jazz thru! 27 Aug 2013
By D. Renollet - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Commercial period - Yes. A jazz album - yes, though cloaked in a bit of commercial context.

Wes and a band of all stars in their own right, sneak some jazz cloaked in a few "lounge" tunes. Not the "beginning of the end" which allmusic.com dismally states. But merely, Wes paying the bills, in a very pleasant way for us!

The title track, up and at it, and when I look into you eyes are all standouts. I wish the producer would have released "the band" on a few tracks. But....it is what it is, and time I think will be good to this record. Certainly not as commercial as "A Day in the Life", but not the straight ahead Jazz like Smokin' at the Half note. Part of the fun of these old records is listening / digging for those bits of brilliance of which Wes was capable, and they are there, understanding the economics of it all, and finding them inside an admittedly commercial.

The discussions of art vs commerce have likely been around since well before Davinci and Michelangelo, and will continue to be sure. But this is far, far from a "sell out" which we see in manufactured bands today. Wes, Herbie Hancock, Hubert Laws, Ron Carter, Grady Tate, and Ray Baretto, et al, lay down some solid tracks in this wonderful, melodic, analog delight.
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