Wynton Kelly Trio / Wes Montgomery Smokin' At The Half Note on LP
This is timeless music that has inspired innumerable jazz guitarists and aficionados. In fact, jazz guitar great Pat Metheny has said, "I learned to play listening to Wes Montgomery's Smokin' At The Half Note." Metheny additionally said that the solo on "If You Could See Me Now" is his favorite of all time. This legendary session was recorded at the famous New York nightclub and captures Wes Montgomery at the height of his improvisational powers. Many consider it the best performance on record by one of the most inventive guitarists in jazz history. Highlights include Miles Davis' "No Blues" and Tadd Dameron's "If You Could See Me Now." And the album's versions of "Unit 7" and "Four On Six" helped establish these songs as jazz standards.
Wynton Kelly, piano
Wes Montgomery, guitar
Paul Chambers, bass
Jimmy Cobb, drums