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Album Review

Wes Montgomery was reunited with his brothers Monk and Buddy on this 1961 Riverside session, which also features drummer Bobby Thomas. The guitarist and his brothers are in great form throughout the session in spite of the less-than-ideal piano provided. According to producer Orrin Keepnews, Buddy Montgomery originally intended to split his time on the date between vibes and piano, but the failure of the motor on the former instrument caused him to spend most of his time at the keyboard. The highlight of the evening in the studio is a foot-tapping version of Carl Perkins' "Groove Yard," followed closely by a wild ride through Harold Land's "Delirium." The leader contributed the soulful hard bop work "Doujie." The pianist wrote the driving "Just for Now" and the easygoing blues "Back to Bock." The contents of this CD reissue, all of which are present within the 12-CD set The Complete Riverside Recordings, unfortunately doesn't include several valuable alternate takes later added to the boxed set. Like most of Wes Montgomery's Riverside recordings, this release is an essential part of his discography and is highly recommended.

Biography

Formed: 1930

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s

Buddy and Monk Montgomery, along with their more celebrated brother Wes, rivaled the Heath family as jazz's most prolific family act. Pianist/vibraphonist Buddy (1930-2009), bassist Monk (1921-1982), and guitarist Wes (1923-1968) played together in two well-known and other lesser-known groups. Monk was the first jazz musician to specialize on and record with the electric bass, which he began playing in the early '50s on tour with Lionel Hampton's big band. Buddy was a soulful, underrated pianist...
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