Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Talkin Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Fantastic Stuff All around! Great for a jazz guitar newbie!
sublimetxn | Austin, TX | 01/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I always knew who Wes Montgomery was, but I've only VERY recently garnered an interest in jazz music.So this, by pure random chance, was the first CD of his music that I've purchased. I admit it--the cover attracted me, that and I knew Verve was a reputable outfit.The liner notes give a brief history of Mr. Montgomery and his style of playing, along with some quotes from people who played with him. For example, I learned that he played with his thumb, which many attribute as one of the reasons for his unique sound. Its a very warm, mellow tone. Great stuff.The songs are all pretty much "groovin"--upbeat, uptempo, almost swinging stuff. The longer ones are the better ones in my opinion, as they show Mr. Montgomery's ablility to follow a great journey within one song--he takes you from point A to point Z and you love the whole trip. In short, most of you looking for this kind of music already know what you want. But neophytes such as myself can truly enjoy such a fine album as this--and of course its made me want to buy more Verve CD's, and more of Wes M."