Milt Jackson And Wes Montgomery – Bags Meets Wes! (2LP, 45RPM)
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Milt Jackson And Wes Montgomery – Bags Meets Wes! (2LP, 45RPM)

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Vibraphone – Milt Jackson [click here to see more vinyl featuring Milt Jackson]

Guitar – Wes Montgomery [click here to see more vinyl featuring Wes Montgomery]

Drums – "Philly" Joe Jones  [click here to see more vinyl featuring Philly Joe Jones]

Bass – Sam Jones

Piano – Wynton Kelly [click here to see more vinyl featuring Wynton Kelly]

Written by Milt Jackson (A1, C1), Wes Montgomery (B2, D1), Benny Golson (A2), Malneck (B1), Parish (B1), Signorelli (B1), Victor Young (D2)



2LPs, standard sleeve

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Black

Speed : 45 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : RTI

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label : Riverside

Recorded December 18 & 19 of 1961 at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City

Recorded by Ray Fowler

Produced by Orrin Keepnews

Remastered by Kevin Gray, Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering

Liner Notes by Joe Goldberg

Originally released in 1962

Reissued in 2004



Side A:

  1. S.K.J.
  2. Stablemates

Side B:

  1. Stairway To The Stars
  2. Blue Roz

Side C:

  1. Sam Sack

Side D :

  1. Jingles
  2. Delilah



    “Milt Jackson was 38 when, in December 1961, he co-led this superb hard-bop date with the distinctive guitarist Wes Montgomery. A jazzman who was as opinionated as he was gifted, Jackson wouldn't hesitate to tell you exactly what he thought of a musician -- so when he praised Montgomery, you knew his praise was genuine. Not surprisingly, the boppers prove to be quite compatible on Bags Meets Wes, which finds them co-leading an all star-quintet that also includes pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Philly Joe Jones (who shouldn't be confused with swing drummer Jo Jones). Although Jackson and Montgomery prove what lyrical ballad players they could be on the standard "Stairway to the Stars," ballads aren't a high priority on this album. Instead, the improvisers put more of their energy into the blues -- and the 12-bar format serves them well on "Sam Sack," "Blue Roz," and "S.K.J." Equally strong are hard-swinging versions of Montgomery's "Jingles" and Benny Golson's "Stablemates."” AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson



    AllMusic : 4.5 / 5 ; Discogs : 4.5 / 5

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