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Wes Montgomery: Portrait of Wes

Album Notes

Wes Montgomery Trio: Wes Montgomery (guitar); Mel Rhyne (organ); George Brown (drums).

Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York, New York on October 10 and November 27, 1963. Originally released on Riverside (9419). Includes liner notes by Dam Morgenstern and Orrin Keepnews.

Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).

Wes Montgomery's first recordings for Riverside were in a trio with organist Mel Rhyne, and ironically, his final albums for the struggling (and soon to be bankrupt) label were with Rhyne again. The brilliant guitarist is in fine form on these appealing tunes with the highlights including "Freddie the Freeloader," "Blues Riff," and "Moanin.'" ~ Scott Yanow


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