A double-header of sweet-styled early work from Wes Montgomery
! First up is the album Fusion – a pretty darn important record for Wes
– as it was his first session with the sort of larger arrangements that would later make him huge! Although Montgomery
was mostly recording for Riverside in small combos, this session has him playing in front of larger backings by Jimmy Jones – not as sublime as later work by Don Sebesky or Gil Evans, but done in a way that definitely shows that Wes
can do a lot with the guitar when freed from the need to stick with the rhythm strongly. Titles include "All The Way", "Pretty Blue", "Somewhere", "God Bless The Child", "Tune Up", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". Next up is a batch of ballads and late nite tunes from his trio recordings of 1963 – titles that include "Dreamsville", "Yesterday's Child", "For All We Know", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Too Late Now", "Whisper Not", and "For Heaven's Sake".
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, small sticker spot, and small splits in the bottom seams.)