Smokin' At the Half Note (Expanded Edition) [Live]
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||No Blues||Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio||12:56||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||If You Could See Me Now||Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio||8:20||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Unit 7||Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio||6:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Four On Six||Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio||6:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||What's New?||Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio||6:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Willow Weep for Me||Wes Montgomery||9:07||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Portrait of Jennie||Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio||3:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Surrey With the Fringe On Top (Reconstructed Version)||Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio||6:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Oh, You Crazy Moon||Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio||5:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Misty||Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio||6:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Impressions||Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio||5:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
This live set from 1965 showcases guitarist Wes Montgomery at his peak, only three years before his sudden death. Montgomery is technically dazzling, making the difficult technique of soloing in octaves his trademark. Yet he seldom plays a solo that doesn't swing like mad. Check out "Unit 7": the first half packs enough melodic ideas to fuel an album or two, before Montgomery takes the energy higher with thrashing chords. Pianist Wynton Kelly turns in a lovely, understated take on the standard "What's New."
Born: March 6, 1923 in Indianapolis, IN
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s