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The Wynton Kelly Trio and Wes just tear up this set of standards and originals on this 1965 LP. They do Willow Weep for Me; Misty; No Blues; If You Could See Me Now; What's New; Impressions, and more!
The Wynton Kelly Trio and Wes just tear up this set of standards and originals on this 1965 LP. They do Willow Weep for Me; Misty; No Blues; If You Could See Me Now; What's New; Impressions, and more!
075021034761
Wes Montgomery - Smokin at the Half Note

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Format: CD
Label: VRV
Catalog: 393402
Rel. Date: 02/15/2005
UPC: 075021034761

Smokin at the Half Note
Artist: Wes Montgomery
Format: CD
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The Wynton Kelly Trio and Wes just tear up this set of standards and originals on this 1965 LP. They do Willow Weep for Me; Misty; No Blues; If You Could See Me Now; What's New; Impressions, and more!

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''Smokin' at the Half Note'' is a jazz album recorded by Wes Montgomery and the Wynton Kelly Trio in late June 1965 at the Half Note Club in New York City, and September 22, 1965 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

The album is considered important to the history of jazz because it paired Miles Davis's rhythm section, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, with Montgomery. The album's versions of "Unit 7" and "Four on Six" have helped to establish these songs as jazz standards, and remain important references for their interpretation.

Pat Metheny has said, "I learned to play listening to Wes Montgomery's ''Smokin' at The Half Note''." In addition, Metheny stated to the ''New York Times'' in 2005 that the solo on "If You Could See Me Now," from this album is his favorite of all time.

In 1998, Verve reissued the show on disc two of ''Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides'' with a scrambled track order and some crucial cuts. - Wikipedia

        
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