Wes Mont­gomery

In Paris Res­o­nance Records

Guitarist - - Music -

Jazz so­phis­ti­ca­tion at its suave apex Doc­u­ment­ing Wes’s epochal 1965 per­for­mance at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and re­stored by Res­o­nance in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Of­fice of French Ra­dio and Tele­vi­sion, In Paris sees this land­mark per­for­mance granted the sta­tus of an of­fi­cial re­lease, with per­mis­sion from Wes’s fam­ily. And what a per­for­mance it is. Straight out of the gate with Four On Six, Wes is brim­ming with in­ven­tion and pure style – never paus­ing and yet fir­ing out elo­quent state­ments on the in­stru­ment with the wit of a racon­teur. By con­trast, the beauty of The Girl Next Door is a study in ele­gant, melodic por­trait-paint­ing. From first to last, In Paris is pure class. [JD] Stand­out track: The Girl Next Door For fans of: Kenny Bur­rell, Grant Green, Joe Pass

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