Wes Montgomery – Full House (1962/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:03:44 minutes | 703 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Crazy Warthog Media
This live set is notable for teaming guitarist Wes Montgomery and the Wynton Kelly Trio (comprised of pianist Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb) with the fiery tenor of Johnny Griffin. As with the OJC release, six selections (highlighted by “Blue ‘n’ Boogie” and Montgomery’s “S.O.S.”) are augmented by “Born to Be Blue” and a pair of alternate takes. – Scott Yanow
On this sizzling live date, guitar great Wes Montgomery is joined by the Wynton Kelly Trio (Wynton Kelly/piano, Paul Chambers/bass and Jimmy Cobb/drums) and the under-rated Johnny Griffin on sax who absolutely tears up this set. Kelly, always a tasteful player, demonstrates his delicate touch while soloing or in support; you could focus your total listening attention on him through the length of the album as he populates the tunes with colourful details. Chambers, who is captured here with great fidelity, takes the opening solo on ‘Cariba’ and is nothing less than captivating. On the steam-rolling ‘S.O.S.’ Johnny Griffin and Wes Montgomery share front-line duties and sparks fly. Griffith’s solo is acrobatic and thrilling which inspires a scintillating turn from Montgomery. The unaccompanied version of ‘I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face”, all creamy surfaces and finesse, is mesmerising, sharing his infectious joy of discovery with the enraptured audience. Throughout the entire album his virtuosity seems effortless, which is why he has been so loved through the decades to the present day.
01 – Full House
02 – I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
03 – Blue ‘N’ Boogie
04 – Cariba
05 – Come Rain Or Come Shine (Take 2)
06 – Come Rain Or Come Shine (Take 1)
07 – S.O.S. (Take 3)
08 – S.O.S. (Take 2)
09 – Born To Be Blue
Produced by Orrin Keepnews.
Recorded on June 25, 1962 at Tsubo, Berkeley, California.
Wes Montgomery – guitar
Johnny Griffin – tenor sax
Wynton Kelly – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Jimmy Cobb – drums