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."