Wes Montgomery: The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings 1965 (LP+Blu-ray) 2022 Release Date: 7/1/2022
Wes Montgomery - The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings
Recorded in spring 1965, during Wes Montgomery's sole European tour, The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings presents the guitarist as part of an all-star international octet assembled for a one-off appearance on German television station NDR. The programme was part of a series presenting musicians who did not regularly work together in informal "rehearsal" performances. Montgomery's tour, on which he appeared with both his own quartet and local rhythm sections, has been well documented on official and unofficial recordings. But this is the first time the NDR gig has been released and the audio disc is accompanied by a Blu-ray edition of the studio footage.
West Coast Blues; Four On Six; Last Of The Wine; Here’s That Rainy Day; Opening 2; Blue Grass; Blue Monk; The Leopard Walks; Twisted Blues; West Coast Blues (Encore).
Wes Montgomery: guitar; Johnny Griffin: saxophone, tenor; Ronnie Scott: saxophone, tenor; Hans Koller: saxophone, alto; Ronnie Ross: saxophone, baritone; Martial Solal: piano; Michel Gaudry: bass, acoustic; Ronnie Stephenson: drums.