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Best of Wes
Wes Montgomery
Best of Wes
Genres: Country, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Wes Montgomery
Title: Best of Wes
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Special Products
Release Date: 3/21/1995
Genres: Country, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Smooth Jazz, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077775691320

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The perfect meeting!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 01/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This compilation is very interesting . To my mind is just a little evidence of the gold songs recorded by this outstanding guitarist , the man who really gave the definitive impulse to this instrument . If not, think in George Benson , Lee Ritenour , Pat Metheny and this young generation with Chuck Loeb , Peter white and Craig Chaquico among others important legends of the characteristic jazz sound in the nineties .

Wes in one of his freshest and funny works . Renie is an admirable swing and joyful melody. Summertime is a fabulous version with gratifying effects . Wes respects the essential spirit of Gershwin and keeps this pale atmosphere under the swing melody and creative curtains whose principle figures are drawn by the piano.

In this superb CD you must consider Stranger in Paradise is one of the most beloved and wondrous songs . The extraordinary swing , the drumbeats and the magnificent guitar of Wes practically make of that ballad a funny sounds game .

If you admire the art of Montgomery , you know how it is . It is very difficult to lose with this genius .
Smooth and lush
Chadd Wheat | Lebanon, IN United States | 11/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wes Montgomery's thumb pickin' jazz must be heard, and this album is a great starting point. A man who couldn't even read music, and was self-taught, Wes is truly a jazz guitar legend. This album (especially for the price!) is a Must-Buy for any serious jazz fan."
Jazz.......Mmm, great.
Mr. M. K. Druett | Oxford, England | 02/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I feel slightly filthy having embraced that cliched phrase for a title, but it is, and yes it's that too. Everyone who knows of Wes' playing will recognise the thumb picked liquidity of the solo runs and the octave styling so indicative of this master. If you like the style, you'll like the album. Technically acomplished and polished as well as sound, an all too uncommon combination. Great."