In The Beginning (2CD)

Wes Montgomery

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Jazz, Bebop
Resonance Records
April 6, 2015

Format: Compact Disc



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'In the Beginning' features rare previously unreleased recordings by jazz guitar icon Wes Montgomery spanning the years 1949 to 1958. This deluxe 2-CD set includes 26 newly discovered live and studio recordings.

The set includes a complete 1955 Epic Records session produced by Quincy Jones, newly discovered 78 RPM sides with Wes as a sideman recorded for Spire Records (1949), a live recording from the home of Ervena Montgomery, Indianapolis (1956), live recordings from the Turf Club (1956), the Missile Lounge (1958) in Indianapolis, and the C&C Music Lounge in Chicago (1957).

'In the Beginning' features extensive liner notes, and meticulously designed artwork that have become Resonance Records' trademarks. The 2-CD version includes a 55-page booklet of liner notes by journalist and noted jazz historian and biographer Ashley Kahn, legendary producer Quincy Jones, guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who, alongside rare never-before-published photos from The Montgomery Estate and friends in Montgomery's native Indianapolis.

Since Wes Montgomery's passing in 1968, only two other albums of predominantly unreleased material have been released - 'Willow Weep for Me' (Verve, 1968) and 'Echoes of Indiana Avenue' (Resonance, 2012). Resonance Records is pleased to introduce the third such archival offering with 'In the Beginning'.

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Key Value
Catalogue number HCD2014
Barcode 0724101773129
Number of items 2
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 120g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 16mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. After You've Gone -
2. Fascinating Rhythm -
3. Brazil -
4. What Is There to Say ? -
5. Four -
6. Wes' Tune -
7. My Heart Stood Still -
8. How High the Moon -
9. Django -
10. Going Down to Big Mary's -
11. I Should Care -
12. Caravan -
13. Six Bridges to Cross -
14. Ralph's New Blues -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Soft Winds -
2. Robbins' Nest -
3. A Night in Tunisia -
4. Love for Sale -
5. Leila -
6. Blues -
7. Undecided -
8. Far Wes -
9. All the Things You Are -
10. King Trotter -
11. Carlena's Blues -
12. Smooth Evening -