Live in Europe

Wes Montgomery

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Live in Europe Review

by Scott Yanow

Recorded at a 1965 concert, Wes Montgomery is heard with pianist Martial Solal in a quartet on three numbers, tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin is added on "Blue Monk," and there are also four tunes with an octet also including Hans Koller and Ronnie Scott on tenors and baritonist Ronnie Ross, in addition to Griffin and Solal. The performances are reasonably well-recorded and consist of "Blue Monk," three Wes Montgomery songs (including "Four on Six" and "West Coast Blues"), "Here's That Rainy Day," and three originals by Ross or Griffin. A valuable addition to Wes Montgomery's discography.

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