Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
As youngsters back in Indianapolis, Wes Montgomery and his two brothers, Monk and Buddy, learned to play together. At the time of this recording in 1961, they again teamed up as a unit just as Wes was starting to set the j... more »
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As youngsters back in Indianapolis, Wes Montgomery and his two brothers, Monk and Buddy, learned to play together. At the time of this recording in 1961, they again teamed up as a unit just as Wes was starting to set the jazz world on its ear. Groove yard gives a most noticeable sense of the pride and pleasure these brothers felt in being reunited.
An under-appreciated album
Nobody important | 06/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"We all know about Wes Montgomery. It's a shame that more people don't know about the talent of his brothers, Monk (bass) and Buddy (piano). This album is recorded in the format in which Wes sounds best- guitar/piano/bass/drums. While Monk and Buddy may not be able to compare to the Flanagan and Heath (who backed him on "Incredible Jazz Guitar"), these guys were extremely cohesive, giving this album a funkier sound than many of Wes' other recordings."
What's not to love?
J. Green | Los Angeles, California | 06/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The jazz guitar of Wes Montgomery has a very distinctive sound. Because he used his thumb instead of a pick the sound is much more mellow than sharp. It's also a familiar sound because he went on greater popularity in more "popular" music later in the 60s. But this album is a classic from his earlier times, and features his equally talented brothers Monk and Buddy in this jazz quartet.
This is really a great jazz album. The sometimes mellowness of the guitar is tempered by the other instruments, including a couple of nice drum solos, and the result is an upbeat yet relaxing sound. I have a hard time thinking of any negatives with this album. Instead, as a new listener of jazz music, this is a great addition to my small but growing library."