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Wes Montgomery - In The Beginning

 (Limited Numbered Edition 3 LP + Booklet)


Resonance Records



Product No.:
ARES 9014
UPC: 724101773013
Limited Stock

Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 3
Note: 180 Gram


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Deluxe hand-numbered 3 LP set limited to 1,500 copies!

Newly-discovered live and studio recordings from 1949-1958

180-gram vinyl pressed by Record Technology Incorporated (RTI)

Mastered by Bernie Grundman

A 26-track collection of newly discovered live and studio recordings from 1949-1958 featuring Wes Montgomery on guitar. Recordings include a complete never-before-released 1955 Epic Records session produced by Quincy Jones.

The moments are priceless; they outweigh the recording quality which in some cases was compromised. This is a mostly historical document of early Wes Montgomery and contains lower-fidelity recordings. Some of them are personal, almost home recordings of live-club performances. As much as possible was done to preserve the sound quality, limited as it was, through the talents of veteran mastering engineer Bernie Grundman and the skill of RTI in pressing.

The 3 LP set comes in a hand-numbered slipcase with an 8-panel booklet that includes never-before-published photos, along with notes by Grammy Award-winning, jazz historian, Ashley Kahn, legendary producer, Quincy Jones, guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who & others.

Wes Montgomery, guitar
Alonzo, "Pookie" Johnson, tenor sax
Gene Morris, tenor sax
Richie Crabtree, piano
Douglas Duke, piano
Buddy Montgomery, piano, vibes
Melvin Rhyne, piano
John Dale, bass
Roy Johnson, bass
Monk Montgomery, bass
Flip Stewart, bass
Sonny Johnson, drums
Paul Parker, drums
Earl "Fox" Walker, drums
Debbit Andrews, vocals
Sonny Parker, vocals


Side 1
1. After You’ve Gone
2. Fascinating Rhythm
3. Brazil
4. What Is There To Say
5. Four

Side 2
6. Wes’ Tune
7. My Heart Stood Still
8. How High the Moon
9. Django

Side 3
10. Down to Big Mary’s
11. I Should Care
12. Caravan
13. Six Bridges to Cross
14. Ralph’s New Blues

Side 4
15. Soft Winds
16. Robin’s Nest

Side 5
17. Night in Tunisia
18. Love for Sale
19. Leila
20. Blues
21. Undecided
22. Far West

Side 6
23. All the Things You Are
24. King Trotter
25. Carlena’s Blues
26. Smooth Evening

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