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Far Wes

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Far Wes
Studio album by
Released1958
GenreJazz
Length51:25 (Reissue)
LabelPacific Jazz
Wes Montgomery chronology
Fingerpickin'
(1958)
Far Wes
(1958)
The Wes Montgomery Trio
(1959)

Far Wes is a reissue of Montgomeryland, a 1958 album by the American jazz group the Montgomery Brothers, including guitarist Wes Montgomery.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[2]

In his AllMusic review, music critic Scott Yanow called Far Wes a "historical album" and wrote Montgomery's "sound was already quite recognizable."[1]

Track listing

  1. "Far Wes" (Wes Montgomery) – 5:51
  2. "Leila" (Montgomery) – 3:28
  3. "Old Folks" (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill) – 6:35
  4. "Wes' Tune" (Montgomery) – 4:08
  5. "Hymn for Carl" (Harold Land) – 4:33
  6. "Montgomeryland Funk" (Montgomery) – 4:00
  7. "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb) – 4:22
  8. "Monk's Shop" (Montgomery) – 3:54
  9. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) – 4:50
  10. "Falling in Love with Love" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 6:13
  11. "Renie" (Montgomery) – 3:31

Original release track listing

  1. Monk's Shop - 3:58
  2. Summertime - 4:53
  3. Falling in Love - 6:16
  4. Renie - 3:33
  5. Far Wes - 5:55
  6. Leila - 3:30
  7. Old Folks - 6:38
  8. Wes' Tune - 4:11

Personnel

Releases

Light Music Club PLP-804 (original release)

References

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Far Wes > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1026. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
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