Wes Montgomery

The Alternative Wes Montgomery

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This 1982 two-LP set 14 previously unissued alternate takes of Wes Montgomery recordings from his days on Riverside. This attractive two-fer does give listeners a strong overview of the great guitarist's early recordings, including numbers with tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, an organ trio with Mel Rhyne, a collaboration with vibraphonist Milt Jackson, meetings with his musical brothers Buddy and Monk, three quintet selections with James Clay and Victor Feldman, and an alternate version of "Tune Up" on which Montgomery is heard with a string section.

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