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Project G5 | A Tribute To Wes Montgomery

Ten years after this stunning CD came out (though actually recorded in 1992) no-one has posted a review. Well, it is still available and if you like jazz guitar you won't be disappointed with the sixty-three minutes of this G-5 Project.

Guitarist Royce Campbell produced the set and he also plays with the others. The eleven tracks either feature individuals or duets with Naptown Blues letting everyone jam for a wonderful nine minutes.

Apart from some great guitar playing one reason I like this CD is the drum work of John Von Ohlen, he provides a solid rhythm backing and if you listen carefully on Naptown Blues you'll hear him vary the cymbal work as each guitarist solos.

BTW, the same company has issued a further two CDs in this series, Project G-7 (Volumes one and two) and I found them rather uninspiring in relation to this G-5 CD. Review by Robin 

01. Wes (06:09) (Campbell/Raney)
02.Days Of Wine And Roses (06:11) (Ellis/Collins)
03.Four On Six ( 13:18 ) (Campbell/Farlow)
04.Darn That Dream (16:59) (Collins)
05.Besame Mucho ( 22:26 ) (Campbell)
06.Gone With The Wind (29:48 ) (Ellis)
07.West Coast Blues (36:35 ) (Raney)
08.Yesterdays (40:50 ) (Campbell/Raney)
09.Body And Soul (46:50 ) (Campbell)
10.The End Of A Love Affair (49:57 ) (Raney)
11.Naptown Blues (54:07) (Campbell/Farlow/Ellis/Collins).

Tal Farlow - guitar
Herb Ellis - guitar
Jimmy Raney - guitar
Cal Collins - guitar
Royce Campbell - guitar
Mel Rhyne - organ
John Clayton Jr. - bass
John Von Ohlen - drums

Release Date Oct 31, 1994 
Recording Date Apr 6, 1992,May 4, 1992 
Label: Evidence ‎– ECD 22101-2

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