Wes Montgomery - Far Wes

Wes Montgomery - Far Wes
Release Date:
Recording Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Hard Bop, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Far Wes
Recording Date:
April, 1958 - October, 1959

Far Wes contains some of guitarist Wes Montgomery's first recordings; in fact, only three small-group songs pre-date these performances. The then-obscure guitarist is heard in two different quintets, both of which include his brothers Buddy (on piano) and Monk (playing electric bass). The earlier set has Harold Land's tenor as a lead voice, while altoist Pony Poindexter takes his place on the later date, Wes' sound was already quite recognizable and he contributed six originals that alternate with Harold Land's "Hymn for Carl" and four standards.

Far Wes / Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery5:55
Leila / Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery3:30
Old Folks / Dedette Lee Hill / Willard RobisonWes Montgomery6:38
Wes' Tune / Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery4:11
Hymn for Carl / Harold LandWes Montgomery4:37
Montgomeryland Funk / Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery4:03
Stompin' at the Savoy / Benny Goodman / Andy Razaf / Edgar Sampson / Chick WebbWes Montgomery4:24
Monk's Shop / Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery3:58
Summertime / George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin / DuBose HeywardWes Montgomery4:53
Falling in Love With Love / Lorenz Hart / Richard RodgersWes Montgomery6:16
Renie / Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery3:33