Beautifully-recorded material by the great Wes Montgomery
– some fairly open-ended tracks recorded for French radio in the 60s – with guest work from tenorist Johnny Griffin on a number of tunes! The core group here is great enough on its own – as Wes
' guitar is backed by superb piano from Harold Mabern – who's really opening his flow at this time in his career, and makes for some really imaginative collaboration here with Montgomery
– and the rest of the combo features tight rhythm from Arthur Harper on bass and Jimmy Lovelace on drums. The addition of Griffin is a nice surprise – especially as Montgomery
wasn't often playing with tenor in a small group setting by this point – and titles include "Twisted Blues", "Blue N Boogie/
West Coast Blues", "Full House", "To wane", "Jingles", "Impressions", "Four On Six", and "Round Midnight".
(Hand-numbered limited edition – on 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)