Wes Montgomery and The Montgomery Johnson Quintet (1955)

Montgomery-Johnson Quintet (1955)

Montgomery-Johnson Quintet (1955)

Aufgenommen am 15. Juni 1955 im Columbia 30th Street Studio, NYC

Produziert von Quincy Jones

 

Besetzung:

Wes Montgomery (g)
Monk Montgomery (b)
Buddy Montgomery (p)
Alonzo „Pookie“ Johnson (ts)
Robert „Sonny“ Johnson (dr)

 

Titel:

Love for Sale (Cole Porter)
Leila (Wes Montgomery)
Undecided (Wes Montgomery)
Blues (Wes Montgomery)
Far Wes (Wes Montgomery)

 

Die verschollene Quincy-Jones-Produktion

Die legendäre Produktion von Quincy Jones für das Epic Label war jahrzehntelang verschollen. Lediglich „Love for Sale“ war damals auf einem Sampler erschienen. Jetzt wurden die Aufnahmen wieder veröffentlicht. Die fünf Stücke wurden erstmals zum Record Store Day 2014 als EP verkauft. Auf der Rückseite des Covers finden sich einige interessante Ausführungen von Quincy Jones:

„This date with the Montgomery Brothers was just an experimen, man – we were taking a shot. It was my idea to do it and Marvin (Holtzman) trusted me, this young, 22-year old newcomer. So I called them up and got them to drive all the way from Indianapolis for a one-day session – Wes, Monk, Buddy on the piano. They weren’t veterans yet but they weren’t youngsters.“

„Wes was so green but you can hear he already hat that distinctive sound. He was playing octaves and had that thum going, all that stuff that he invented. I’d wonder about him working in that factory with his hands, you know? But he didn’t worry about it. Back then we didn’t think about that kind of stuff. Wes didn’t know what he had, man, and nobody knew who the hell was Wes was. Not yet.“

Montgomery-Johnson Quintet (1955)

Montgomery-Johnson Quintet (1955)

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