WES MONTGOMERY & WYNTON KELLY TRIO
SMOKIN’ AT THE HALF NOTE
As well as catering to the atmosphere of a jazz club in the mid-60s, this album showcases Wes Montgomery’s unusual style, blending linear phrases – often using octaves – with amazing bursts of fluency. Note how he creates a legato feel without a single string-bend on tracks No Blues, What’s New and The Surrey With The Fringe On Top. A stylistic shift from the other two albums I’ve cited, but many techniques in common!