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5.0 out of 5 stars A Sizzling Jazz Classic
This is an album that positively fizzes with energy. The musicianship is impeccable, the material excellent, and the players are among the finest jazz has ever produced. Although a live record, it should be mentioned that the sound quality is as good as anything cut in the studios at that time. One of Wes Montgomery's two or three finest albums, the addition of...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Should have paid more attention.........
For the second time (the other was Herbie Hancock's Takin Off) I should have noted that this version is on the Hallmark label, so no track timings, no personnel listing, no recording dates, no nothin'. I don't know whether Hallmark have copyright problems with that kind of information or whether they're just too lazy or mean to include it, but either way for the serious...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sizzling Jazz Classic, 22 May 2011
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This is an album that positively fizzes with energy. The musicianship is impeccable, the material excellent, and the players are among the finest jazz has ever produced. Although a live record, it should be mentioned that the sound quality is as good as anything cut in the studios at that time. One of Wes Montgomery's two or three finest albums, the addition of sizzling saxophonist Johnny Griffin (once legitimately credited as the fastest tenor in jazz) raises the excitement level and seems to really inspire Wes in his improvisations. The album leads off with the title track which is a 3/4 tune that really manages to swing. There is an infectious Montgomery original called Cariba, compelling fast versions of Blue & Boogie, and Wes' S.O.S. as well as a great version of the standard Come Rain Or Come Shine. Of particular interest to guitar lovers is Wes' intimate version of I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face, which he plays in chord-melody style, and for which Griffin sits out. It has a wonderful spanish tinged introduction.

At the time of this recording the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb was regarded as one of the finest in jazz, and they give the soloists immaculate and supple support. Wynton Kelly's own piano solos are excellent. All in all this album is a jazz classic, and represents one of the pinnacles of small group hard bop.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Should have paid more attention........., 26 Aug 2013
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For the second time (the other was Herbie Hancock's Takin Off) I should have noted that this version is on the Hallmark label, so no track timings, no personnel listing, no recording dates, no nothin'. I don't know whether Hallmark have copyright problems with that kind of information or whether they're just too lazy or mean to include it, but either way for the serious jazz fan it's a nuisance. But the record is cheap and the sound quality is acceptable.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most beautiful pieces of jazz around..., 26 April 2004
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virgilio venditti (Italy, Avezzano (AQ)) - See all my reviews
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...Jesus: this record is full of energy and poetry at the same time; theplayers cast is no less than stellar and for all the record there's one ofthe most intense interplay you'll ever heard, in a group ofmusicians.
Jimmy Cobb, Winton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Wes, Johnny Griffinplayed in '62 this record that you will definitely buy and enjoy for therest of your life. Trust me: I KNOW IT!!!! No further words needed.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DONT BUY IT!!!, 27 Sep 2007
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Allan Watt (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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there are 2 cds entitled full house and they are both different. This one is a con as it is a compilation featuring half a concert from 1965 in paris. This is half the concert what is the point in that?!?

Buy the complete live in paris cd for the whole thing. Also get the PROPER full house live album which is a different concert recorded in 1962. This is just a stupid record label trying to make money by conning people, AGAIN.
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