sábado, 21 de junho de 2014

Wes Montgomery ‎| Bumpin' On Sunset

1A Day In The Life
Written By – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
2The Shadow Of Your Smile
Written By – Johnny Mandel, Paul Webster
3Up And At It4:12
4Bumpin' On Sunset4:49
5The Joker
Written By – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
6Movin' Wes (Pt. 1)3:29
Written By – John Coltrane
Written By – Miles Davis
9The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Written By – Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers
Written By – Bobby Hebb
12O.G.D. (Road Song)6:06
Written By – Chuck Rio
1413 (Death March)
Written By – Gary McFarland
Written By – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
16The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
Written By – Jackie Trent, Tony Hatch
17What The World Needs Now
Written By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David


Original recordings, 1964 - 1968

Review by   | allmusic

Once again, the Japanese prove that they know how to assemble compilations infinitely better than we do here in the United States -- even though there is no particular reason for it, since Universal, who owns the rights to all this material byWes Montgomery, operates here in the U.S as well as in Japan. This whopping 17-cut collection by über guitaristMontgomery will be of interest not only to hardcore fans (for its amazing sound) but also for the beat hunters, soul-jazz fans, and groove collectors everywhere. The material was all recorded between 1964 and 1968. It features Montgomeryduring one of his most creative periods, when he was working at making his own brand of sophisticated soul-jazz marketable to a larger orchestra -- sometimes to the chagrin of dedicated hard bop fans. The experimentation, in terms of material as well as production, is staggering as evidenced here. Some of the players backing Wes include trombonistUrbie Green, drummer Grady Tate, conga legends Ray Barretto and Candido, percussionist Willie Bobo, pianistHerbie Hancock, bassists Richard Davis and Ron Carter, vibraphonist Mike Manieri, flutist Hubert Laws, organistJimmy Smith, and the Miles Davis rhythm section of Wynton KellyPaul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, just to name a few. He is also featured in the company of arrangers Don SebeskyOliver Nelson, and on a 1964 recording and arrangement of Duke Ellington's and Juan Tizol's "Caravan," by Johnny Pate! There are many hits here includingMontgomery's signature cover of Lennon and McCartney's "A Day in the Life," and Bobby Hebb's "Sunny," as well asGary McFarland's moody "13 (Death March)." Check his takes on Richard Rodgers' and Lorenz Hart's "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" and Burt Bacharach's and Hal David's "What the World Needs Now." Virtually every cut on this 70-minute set is dynamite and showcases Montgomery at his groove-laden peak. It may be pricey, but it's the single-disc collection of his work that is most desirable by far.

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