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Thursday, August 6, 2015

InstaCollection - Cool Wes Cuts!

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This weeks installment features 3 cuts from Wes Montgomery you may not have but should! "Beaux Arts" is actually a Montgomery Brothers recording from 1961, but this is the quasi-Latin trio version (with Monk Montgomery on bass) where Wes lays down statement after statement of relentless grooving mixed with astonishing expressiveness. "Dearly Beloved" has both killer B3 man Melvin Rhyne and Wes delivering rapid-fire soulful bop lines over the clever arrangement while Jimmy Cobb drives this way-uptempo swinger. How did Wes play these lines with his thumb?? "Willow Weep For Me" is a tremendously satisfying reading of Ann Ronnell's standard, Wes in prime form, often overlooked since it comes off a late CTI release. Don't miss it! 

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