Montgomery Brothers live at The Turf Club

Erscheint im April: Montgomery Johnson Quintet live at The Turf Club

Erscheint im April: Montgomery Johnson Quintet live at The Turf Club

Der Record Store Day am 19. April wird zu einem Wes-Festival. Resonance Records verkauft an diesem Tag eine limitierte Version eines Live-Mitschnitts aus den 1950er Jahre: das Montgomery-Johnson-Quintet live im Turf Club.

 

These recordings were made by a 22 year old Butler College student named Philip Kahl, who followed Wes Montgomery & his brothers around Indianapolis in the mid-1950’s. Kahl clearly had access to the brothers, recording them in 3 venues heard on the forthcoming release, „Wes Montgomery: In the Beginning“ (out later this year on Resonance Records as a 2 CD deluxe digi-pack & 3 LP boxed set). The recordings were made at Indy’s legendary Turf Club in 1956. This group with the brothers (Wes, Buddy, & Monk) was known by Naptown jazz fans as The Montgomery-Johnson Quintet, (with fellow locals, drummer, Robert „Sonny“ Johnson, and tenor saxophonist, Alonzo „Pookie“ Johnson). On „Going Down To Big Mary’s House,“ you’ll also be treated to guest vocals from Duke Ellington alumni, Debbie Andrews. Resonance first obtained these recordings in 2011 from Ann Montgomery (the widow of Wes’s brother, pianist, Buddy Montgomery). Ann came to Resonance with news Buddy had copies of these recordings plus never before published photos taken at The Turf Club. These recordings are a miraculous discovery full of inspired performances. Luckily, Resonance was able to track down the original quarter inch tape reels, and did direct transfers re-mastering at 96/24 bit. Keep in mind that these tracks were recorded live in the mid-1950’s, when recording technology was still evolving, however Resonance has been able to restore the sound so it’s presented in a higher quality. (Limited edition world-wide first pressing of 2000 copies on Whiskey colored translucent 10″ vinyl. Mastered by Bernie Grundman).

Titel: „Wes’s Tune“, „Fascinating Rhythm“, „Six Bridges to Cross“, „Down To Big Mary’s“, „Caravan“, „Django“

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2 Responses to Montgomery Brothers live at The Turf Club

  1. holger weber 3. Mai 2014 at 15:49 #

    hast du schon clips gehört oder vllt sogar die vinyl ausgabe bestellt? ich freu mich schon auf die doppel CD. 2015 sollen weitere unveröffentlichte aufnahmen erscheinen. good times!

  2. Meise 3. Mai 2014 at 16:15 #

    Nein, nichts gehört, war aber auch eine Woche in Urlaub. Muss mich mal auf die Suche machen. Bin für jeden Hinweis dankbar!

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