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Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... $5.99
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although Wes played a bit with vibes when working in The Montgomery Brothers, the Jackson approach here is a bit different – more soulful, and a bit more driven on by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Titles include the originals "SKJ", "Blue Roz", "Jingles", and "Sam Sack" – plus bonus tracks "Stairway To The Stars (take 2)" & "Delilah (take 3)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery ... CD
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
Includes the songs "Groove Yard", "Besame Mucho", "West Coast Blues", "Cariba", "Canadian Sunset", and "Sandu" – 11 tracks total. CD

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Wes MontgomeryBumpin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $18.99
An incredible album from Wes Montgomery – and the beginning of a whole new sound for his guitar! Wes moves away from his small combo soul jazz roots on the set – and hits a wonderfully sweet new vibe with larger arrangements from Don Sebesky – bigger backdrops that fill in the space between the notes wonderfully, yet still leave plenty of space for Montgomery to really open up and do his thing! Sebesky's got a perfect sense of timing on the record – and many tunes have a subtle sort of groove – one that pushes Wes' solos beautifully, and has them open up in chromatic tones that are simply mindblowing. This is the start of Montgomery's really classic years in the 60s jazz mainstream – and titles include the classic "Bumpin", plus "Mi Cosa", "Musty", "Con Alma", and "Tear It Down" – plus 3 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print, Verve Master Edition with a cutout mark through the digipack warcode.)

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Wes MontgomeryEchoes Of Indiana Avenue ... CD
Resonance, 1957/1958. Used ... $9.99
A treasure trove of lost work from Wes Montgomery – very early recordings done in his native Indianapolis, and packaged with a great book of vintage photos as well! The set offers a key look at Wes' music before he moved onto greater fame out west – a great slice of sounds that are closest to his small combo work for Riverside, but which have an even homier feel overall thanks to the presence of some live performances mixed in with the studio sessions! Recording quality is great throughout, and tapes have been very lovingly restored – making the package way more than just a relic, and more a whole new listening experience from the early years of Wes – a magnificent way to hear that legendary tone, already full-formed at the start. Players include some real stalwarts from the Indy scene – including Mel Rhyne on both piano and organ, Earl Van Riper on piano, and on one track, brothers Buddy Montgomery on bass and Monk on piano. Titles include "Diablo's Dance", "Take The A Train", "Nica's Dream", "Round Midnight", "After Hours Blues", and "Misty". 22 page book comes with loads of photos and great essays! CD

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Wes MontgomeryImpressions – The Verve Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used 2CD ... $3.99
Includes 25 tracks and features work with Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Smith, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery/Movin' Along/So Much Guitar ... CD
Not Now (UK), 1960/1961. Used 3 CDs ... $6.99 9.99
... CD

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Wes MontgomeryLive In Paris 1965 ... CD
France's Concert (France), 1965. Used ... $9.99
Great live material from Wes Montgomery – very nicely recorded, and featuring the bulk of a live show that took place on March 27, 1965, in Paris! The group features Harold Mabern on piano, Art Harper on bass, and Jimmy Lovelace on drums – and the overall approach of the record is quite different than some of Wes' larger group studio sessions of the time. Tracks are all mostly long, and Wes is working in some really great solo modes – still as tight and soulful as ever, but really taking a lot of chances and working through some techniques to much greater impact than on the shorter studio tracks. Titles include "Jingles", "Twisted Blues", and "Full House". CD

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Wes MontgomeryNDR Hamburg Studio Recordings ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1965. New Copy 2LP ... About July 1, 2022 (delayed)
A tremendous lost chapter in the career of guitar genius Wes Montgomery – material recorded in Germany in the mid 60s – complete with backings by a large group who give the whole thing a vibe that's a bit like some of the charts that Oliver Nelson would score for Wes on Verve! The recording quality is great, and the tracks really stretch out beautifully – with some arrangements by Wes, and others by saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Ross – who both play on the record as well! The setting is live, tracks are long, and Montgomery seems to have even more bite than on some of his studio recordings – on titles that include "Four On Six", "Last Of The Wine", "Leopard Walks", "Blue Grass", "Opening 2", and "West Coast Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings (with bonus Blu Ray) ... CD 22.99

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Wes MontgomeryNDR Hamburg Studio Recordings (with bonus Blu Ray) ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1965. New Copy CD & Blu Ray ... $22.99 25.99
A tremendous lost chapter in the career of guitar genius Wes Montgomery – material recorded in Germany in the mid 60s – complete with backings by a large group who give the whole thing a vibe that's a bit like some of the charts that Oliver Nelson would score for Wes on Verve! The recording quality is great, and the tracks really stretch out beautifully – with some arrangements by Wes, and others by saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Ross – who both play on the record as well! The setting is live, tracks are long, and Montgomery seems to have even more bite than on some of his studio recordings – on titles that include "Four On Six", "Last Of The Wine", "Leopard Walks", "Blue Grass", "Opening 2", and "West Coast Blues". Plus, the set also comes with a blu-ray video of rehearsals for the set – with work from Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott on tenor, Ronnie Ross on baritone, and Hans Koller on alto – really hard swinging in a Clarke Boland sort of way. And heck, even Martial Solal is in the group on piano too!' CD

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Wes MontgomeryPlays The Blues – Compact Jazz ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
Features guitarist Wes Montgomery working with Herbie Hancock and Wynton Kelly on piano, and Jimmy Smith on Hammond – plus some larger arrangements by Oliver Nelson! CD

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Wes MontgomeryPretty Blue (Fusion plus trio material) ... LP
Riverside, 1959/1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99 19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, small sticker spot, and small splits in the bottom seams.)

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Wes MontgomeryQuintessential Wes ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1965. Used ... $3.99
Featuring Harold Mabern, Arthur Harper, Jimmy Lovelace, and Johnny Griffin. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Wes MontgomeryRoad Song (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
A&M/Verve (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... About October 19, 2022
Beautifully lofty work from the great Wes Montgomery – a set that was recorded quite late in his too-short career, and really points the way towards some of the sophisticated sounds that might have followed, had Wes not left this planet all too soon! Don Sebesky is at the head of the charts this time around, and while the vibe echoes some of the other work that Montgomery did with larger backings in the period, there's also a nice current of darkness too – this intensity that can come through, even if the tune is a familiar pop number. The ensemble is filled with great players – Herbie Hancock and Hank Jones on piano, Stan Webb on flute, Grady Tate on drums, and Ray Barretto on percussion – and titles include "I'll Be Back", "Road Song", "Yesterday", "Serene", "Green Leaves Of Summer", and "Fly Me To The Moon". CD

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Wes MontgomerySilver Collection ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1965/1966. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Impressions", "Mellow Mood", "Misty", "Portrait Of Jenny", "If You Could See Me Now", and "James & Wes". Featuring Wynton Kelly on piano, Jimmy Smith on organ, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomerySmall Group Recordings (Smokin' At The Half Note/More) ... LP
Verve, 1965/1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
A split LP – with one classic album, and a great organ date too! First up is all the material from Smokin At The Half Note, including some (then) unreleased tracks. The set is one of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six", "Impressions", "Misty", and "What's New". Side 4 of the package features two cookers recorded with Jimmy Smith on Hammond – "Mellow Mood" and "James & Wes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and price sticker remnants.)

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Wes MontgomerySo Much Guitar! ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $5.99
So much guitar – but never too much, given that Wes was the real master of sound and space, even at this early point in his career! The album's one that tries to break Montgomery from some of his smaller combo albums for Riverside, and pair him with a few bigger names – Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Lex Humphries on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas – who gives the album that bottom "kick" sort of groove that was used often on soul jazz sessions from the time. The tune's lope around leanly and cleanly, giving plenty of focus on Wes' work on guitar – and titles include "Twisted Blues", "Repetition", "Somethin' Like Bags", and "While We're Young", which is a solo track by Wes. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryTequila (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $14.99
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". CD
(1999 Verve Master Edition in the nice tri-fold digipak.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although Wes played a bit with vibes when working in The Montgomery Brothers, the Jackson approach here is a bit different – more soulful, and a bit more driven on by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Titles include the originals "SKJ", "Blue Roz", "Jingles", and "Sam Sack" – plus versions of "Stairway To The Stars" and "Delilah". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Bags Meets Wes! (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside/Victor (Japan), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although Wes played a bit with vibes when working in The Montgomery Brothers, the Jackson approach here is a bit different – more soulful, and a bit more driven on by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Titles include the originals "SKJ", "Blue Roz", "Jingles", and "Sam Sack" – plus versions of "Stairway To The Stars" and "Delilah". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Bags Meets Wes! (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six" and "What's New". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryComplete Riverside Recordings (12 CD boxset) (NO BOX) ... CD
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 12 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of great music – including some unusual sessions and bonus material too! CD
(Out of print, please note that the set is missing the outer box – all 12 CDs in 3 double cases.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery Vol 2 ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic mid 60s Verve material from the great Wes Montgomery – with arrangements by Oliver Nelson, Claus Ogerman, and Don Sebesky – and titles that incude "The Big Hurt", "California Dreamin", "O Morro", "What The World Needs Now", and "Bumpin". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and a small torn portion at the opening.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryBumpin' ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Wes Montgomery – and the beginning of a whole new sound for his guitar! Wes moves away from his small combo soul jazz roots on the set – and hits a wonderfully sweet new vibe with larger arrangements from Don Sebesky – bigger backdrops that fill in the space between the notes wonderfully, yet still leave plenty of space for Montgomery to really open up and do his thing! Sebesky's got a perfect sense of timing on the record – and many tunes have a subtle sort of groove – one that pushes Wes' solos beautifully, and has them open up in chromatic tones that are simply mindblowing. This is the start of Montgomery's really classic years in the 60s jazz mainstream – and titles include the classic "Bumpin", plus "Mi Cosa", "Musty", "Con Alma", and "Tear It Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese gatefold pressing with obi! UMV 2114. In great shape!)
Also available Bumpin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryBumpin' (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Verve/Mobile Fidelity, 1965. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Wes Montgomery – and the beginning of a whole new sound for his guitar! Wes moves away from his small combo soul jazz roots on the set – and hits a wonderfully sweet new vibe with larger arrangements from Don Sebesky – bigger backdrops that fill in the space between the notes wonderfully, yet still leave plenty of space for Montgomery to really open up and do his thing! Sebesky's got a perfect sense of timing on the record – and many tunes have a subtle sort of groove – one that pushes Wes' solos beautifully, and has them open up in chromatic tones that are simply mindblowing. This is the start of Montgomery's really classic years in the 60s jazz mainstream – and titles include the classic "Bumpin", plus "Mi Cosa", "Musty", "Con Alma", and "Tear It Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve too!)
Also available Bumpin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFull House ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely cooking feel throughout – even when they're more gentle ones – and the record's a good reminder that outside of the studio, Wes could sometimes play with a bit more force on the strings – raspily hitting notes that explode off the guitar with tremendous precision and a good deel of feeling. Titles include the Montgomery originals "Full House", "SOS", and "Cariba", plus the tunes"Blue N Boogie" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing SMJ-6069. Cover has edge wear and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryMovin Wes (Verve Master Edition) ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Wes Montgomery's grooviest records of the 60s – a wonderful collaboration with the great Johnny Pate – a jazz artist at heart, but also working here as a soulful arranger who gives Wes' guitar a nicely different flavor than some of his other Verve albums of the time! Pate's probably best known for his famous work in the studio with The Impressions in the 60s – and he uses that soulful legacy to craft some very groovy charts for Montgomery – nicely upbeat at times, yet still filled with those amazing chromes from the guitar! Wes is playing here with a groove that you'll be hard pressed to find in some of his other records, while Johnny and the band go to town in kind of a soul jazz style – on titles that include "Movin Wes (parts 1 & 2)", "Moca Flor", "Theodora", "Senza Fine", and "West Coast Blues". CD
(1997 Verve Master Edition – in the nice tri-fold digipak.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing, including Verve inner sleeve. A nice copy.)
Also available Tequila (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wes Montgomery's first album as a leader – a relatively obscure set that has him playing in a trio with Indianapolis bandmates Mel Rhyne on organ and Paul Parker on drums – a mode that strongly recalls Montgomery's roots in the Indy scene at the time! If you only know the later, famous Wes Montgomery with bigger charts, you'll be surprised to hear him here in a cooking little combo – the kind of group that made Mel Rhyne a local Hammond hero in Indy, although it seemed to take decades for him to get any sort of larger recognition. The groove is straight and simple, but the real charm is Wes' chromatic lines on guitar – already quite distinctive among his contemporaries, and allowed ample room to express their voice in this setting. Titles include "Ecorah", "Missile Blues", "Too Late Now", "Jingles", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing SMJ-6080.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryJimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and "Down By The Riverside". Nice hard playing from Jimmy, with that great tone that he was getting in the mid 60's, and lots of very clean Hammond lines on his solos. CD
(Out of print Verve Master edition in a tri-fold digipack.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (Keepnews collection with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although Wes played a bit with vibes when working in The Montgomery Brothers, the Jackson approach here is a bit different – more soulful, and a bit more driven on by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Titles include the originals "SKJ", "Blue Roz", "Jingles", and "Sam Sack" – plus versions of "Stairway To The Stars (take 2)", "Stablemates (take 2)", "Jingles (take 8)", and "Delilah (take 3)". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)
Also available Bags Meets Wes! (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryDay In The Life ... CD
CTI/A&M, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing! This is when Wes Montgomery really starts to get interesting to us – when he's working with a top-line arranger like Don Sebesky, crafting some incredibly compelling chords over lightly jazzy arrangements and soaring strings, in a whole new mode of expression that would go onto transform a generation of guitar players! And sure, this album sold a gazillion copies – but we'll be honest in saying that we think it's loads more complex and mature than some of Wes' straight jazz sides from earlier years – light years away from the small combo dates of the early years, both in conception and sound. Titles include "Day In The Life", "Watch What Happens", "California Nights", "Windy", "Trust In Me", and "The Joker". CD

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✨✧ Wes MontgomerySo Much Guitar! ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
So much guitar – but never too much, given that Wes was the real master of sound and space, even at this early point in his career! The album's one that tries to break Montgomery from some of his smaller combo albums for Riverside, and pair him with a few bigger names – Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Lex Humphries on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas – who gives the album that bottom "kick" sort of groove that was used often on soul jazz sessions from the time. The tune's lope around leanly and cleanly, giving plenty of focus on Wes' work on guitar – and titles include "Twisted Blues", "Repetition", "Somethin' Like Bags", and "While We're Young", which is a solo track by Wes. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese stereo pressing – SMJ-6100. Cover has light wear.)
Also available So Much Guitar! ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryJimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and "Down By The Riverside". Nice hard playing from Jimmy, with that great tone that he was getting in the mid 60's, and lots of very clean Hammond lines on his solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing – UMV 2069. Cover has light wear and a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery ... CD
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Lolita", "Yesterdays", "Delilah (Take 4)", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", "Double Deal", "Body And Soul (Take 7)", "Delirium", "Besame Mucho (Take 3)", "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)", "Tune Up (Take 5)", "Four On Six", "Groove Yard", "Full House", and "Stairway To The Stars (Take 6)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryLive In Paris 1965 ... CD
Stardust, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great live material from Wes Montgomery – very nicely recorded, and featuring the bulk of a live show that took place on March 27, 1965, in Paris! The group features Harold Mabern on piano, Art Harper on bass, and Jimmy Lovelace on drums – and the overall approach of the record is quite different than some of Wes' larger group studio sessions of the time. Tracks are all mostly long, and Wes is working in some really great solo modes – still as tight and soulful as ever, but really taking a lot of chances and working through some techniques to much greater impact than on the shorter studio tracks. Titles include "Jingles", "Twisted Blues", and "Full House". CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery In Paris – The Definitive ORTF Recording ... CD
Resonance, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
 
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✨✧ Montgomery BrothersMontgomeryland ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1958. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best records we've ever heard by The Montgomery Brothers – an album that's combined from 2 different sessions, but which has quite a unified feel! Monk Montgomery plays Fender bass – and both groups feature work by Buddy and Wes Montgomery – Buddy on piano and Wes on guitar, of course! But almost even more exciting are the horn players – as one of the sessions features Pony Poindexter on alto, the other Harold Land on tenor – and both of them add a nice depth to the tracks that you don't always hear on other of the horn-less Montgomery Brothers sides – an edge, or "bite" that makes the album one of the most soulful Montgomery outings ever recorded. Tracks include "Renie", "Far Wes", "Lelia", "Wes Tune", and "Monk's Shop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam, some edge wear, and discoloration from age.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good+ ... $33.99 39.99
Cannon's left his usual soul jazz combo for this album – and he's recording on the west coast with an all-star group that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The sound's a bit different than usual – with a strong focus on the solos of the big stars, and less on the tight grooving of the group – but that doesn't stop it from being a great set, and Cannon blows in a way that reminds us of his classic Mercury sides. Titles include "The Chant", "Azule Serape", "Never Will I Marry", and "Au Privave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono UK pressing in a flip-back cover, with light wear, some aging on the back and an ink stamp.)

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Grant GreenEasy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Versatile/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Grant Green's last session as a leader – and although the tracks are a bit slicker than earlier work, the album's still pretty darn nice. The tracks are long in a CTI-type funky jazz mode, with arrangements by Mario Sprouse, and a nice little Latin feel to some of the best numbers. Green's solo ability is still quite good – and on the more uptempo tunes, he solos with that versatility and amazing dexterity that you'd find on his best earlier sessions. Other tracks have him in a mellower, more chromatic and Wes Montgomery-inspired mode – and titles include "Empanada", "Three Times A Day", "Nighttime In The Switching Yard", "Easy", and "Wave". CD features bonus tracks – the original single versions of "Easy" and "Just The Way You Are". CD

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Sonny GreenwichSun Song ... LP
Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
A gem of a record from the great Sonny Greenwich – an open-toned guitarist with a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a Canadian player who never got much exposure down here in the US, but who really stands apart from most of the jazz guitarists of his generation! There's this unusual sense of color and phrasing that really makes Sonny stand out – chords that almost feel as if they're broken open and exposed from a Wes Montgomery sort of tightness – able to move with a sense of fluidity, but a unique sense of rhythm that's definitely Greenwich's own. The rest of the group here really match the spirit of his music – maybe more so than on any other record of his as a leader – a great lineup that includes Don Thompson on electric and acoustic piano, Rick Homme on bass, Terry Clarke on drums, and Clayton Johnson on percussion. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Peace Chant", "Lilly Lotus", "Parting", and "Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Chuck WayneMorning Mist ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good ... $14.99
Classic work from Chuck Wayne – one of the most overlooked jazz guitarists of his day! The album's a very laidback trio set – just guitar, bass, and drums – and Chuck plays in these blocks of color and tone – very much like Wes Montgomery, but a bit more fast paced and with some weird touches that make the album more interesting than you'd expect. Titles include "See Saw", "Shalimar", "Alone At Last", "The Song Is You", "Lovely", "I'll Get Along", and "Lil Darlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split in one corner, which has also cause a bit of laminate flaking, and a small trace of an old sticker.)

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VariousGirl From Ipanema – The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Features Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Luiz Bonfa, Astrud Gilberto, Wes Montgomery, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dizzy Gillestpie – 15 tracks in all. CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Brian AugerGenesis ... LP
Polydor, Late 60s/1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
US collection of work by Brian Auger from the late 60s – released on Polygram, most likely to cash in on the fame he was having with the Oblivion Express group. Not that that fame was that great, though – and frankly, we always like this stuff a lot better, as Brian's funky organ is leaner and meaner, and the R&B influences are a lot closer to the core. The record features some groovy remakes – like a wonderfully baroque-yet-funky version of "A Day In The Life", a moody version of Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin On Sunset", and a crazy 7 minute version of Donovan's "Season Of The Witch" that turns the track into a slow grooving dancefloor number! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, and some light stains in back.)

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✨✧ Freddie GreenMr. Rhythm ... CD
Koch/RCA, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long overdue classic from Count Basie's excellent 50s guitarist! Freddie was one of the strongest single-line players of the 50s – coming to prominence in the years before Grant Green and Wes Montgomery completely transformed jazz guitar, but never getting as much chance as those greats to record under his own name. This rare 1956 set is one of the few that Freddie ever did on his own, and it's a nicely laidback small group romp, with players that include Al Cohn, Joe Newman, Nat Pierce, and Milt Hinton. Tracks are short, with a focus on Green's guitar on the solos. Titles include "Down For Double", "Free & Easy", "Date With Ray", "Swinging Back", and "Feed Bag". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Julian LageSquint ... LP
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guitarist Julian Lage has become one of the more distinct stylists on his instrument in recent years – and this Blue Note debut is likely to cement his role as one of the more important players of his generation! Lage is in a trio here – working with Dave King on drums and Jorge Roeder on bass – and he's got a style that we might call "hard chromatic" – a way of using the colorful chords opened up by Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino generations back, but with this heavier, fuzzier style that's very much Lage's own – and which isn't afraid to borrow some trippier touches and more avant leanings too – all qualities that Julian's had before, but which really seem to come to full flowering here. Titles include "Squint", "Emily", "Familiar Flower", "Day & Age", "Quiet Like A Fuse", and "Twilight Surfer". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mel Rhyne SextetOrgan-izing ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of soul jazz – completely rare in the original pressing, and one of the few early albums ever cut by organist Melvin Rhyne! Rhyne first came to prominence as the organist with Wes Montgomery – and he hailed from Montgomery's hometown of Indianapolis, and had the distinction of appearing on an early trio album with Wes. This rare side as a leader has Rhyne heading up an all-star cast that includes Blue Mitchell, Johnny Griffin, Andy Simpkins, and Albert Tootie Heath – plus fellow Indiana resident Gene Harris, who plays piano on the session, which makes for a very unusual combination next to the organ! The tracks are all quite long – and the session's a lot more down-and-dirty than the usual work that was recorded on the Jazzland and Riverside labels, stretching out at an open-ended soul jazz pace that was much more the territory of Prestige Records. Tracks include "Blue Farouq", "Shoo Shoo Baby", and "Barefoot Sunday Blues". CD
(OJC pressing. Tray card has a crease and one of the spines is separated, but has been reattached with clear tape.)

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✨✧ VariousRiverside Records Story (4CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Fantasy, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Mongo Santamaria, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, Chet Baker, Ernie Henry, Barry Harris, Budd Johnson, Yusef Lateef and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ray CrawfordSmooth Groove ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the only albums ever cut as a leader by soul jazz guitarist Ray Crawford – a contemporary of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, but a player who's hardly ever gotten his due! This rare date was originally recorded for the short-lived Candid label back in 1961, but was only issued two decades later as part of the Candid revival – a fact that makes the album even more noteworthy! The set's got a really solid groove that reminds us a fair bit of Grant Green's best early 60s work for Blue Note – as Ray's playing in a tight, single-line format on most numbers – working with a very hip group that includes Johnny Coles on trumpet, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Junior Mance on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. Tracks are all nice and long – very open, with plenty of solo space – and are all originals by Crawford as well. Titles include "Smooth Groove", "I Knew Prez", "Impossible", "Miss April", and "The Compendium Suite". Shoulda been a 60s classic – but at least we've finally gotten it released! CD

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✨✧ VariousVintage Verve ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Wes Montgomery, Nina Simone, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Louis Armstrong, Oliver Nelson, Sarah Vaughan, and John Coltrane. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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VariousSouthern Soul Belles ... LP
Instant (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Killer work from the deep soul underground – rare material on the Jewel and SSS/Sound Stage 7 labels – with work from Barbara West, Betty Lavette, Peggy Scott, Doris Allen, Shay Holiday, Tommie Young, Carolyn Montgomery, and The Ad-Libs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPiano Blues Vol 1 – Paramount 1929 to 1930 – Whip It To A Jelly ... LP
Magpie (UK), 1929/1930. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of work from the legendary Paramount label – work by Little Brother Montgomery, Will Ezell, Louise Johnson, Blind Blak, Henry Brown, Wesley Wallace, and James Wiggins! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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