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Smokin' At the Half Note (Live)


Download links and information about Smokin' At the Half Note (Live) by Wes Montgomery. This album was released in 1965 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:17:03 minutes.

Artist: Wes Montgomery
Release date: 1965
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:17:03
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No. Title Length
1. No Blues (featuring The Wynton Kelly Trio) 12:56
2. If You Could See Me Now (featuring The Wynton Kelly Trio) 8:20
3. Unit 7 (featuring The Wynton Kelly Trio) 6:43
4. Four On Six (featuring The Wynton Kelly Trio) 6:42
5. What's New? (featuring The Wynton Kelly Trio) 6:10
6. Willow Weep for Me 9:07
7. Portrait of Jennie (featuring The Wynton Kelly Trio) 3:27
8. The Surrey With the Fringe On Top (Reconstructed Version) (featuring The Wynton Kelly Trio) 6:11
9. Oh, You Crazy Moon (featuring The Wynton Kelly Trio) 5:29
10. Misty (featuring The Wynton Kelly Trio) 6:55
11. Impressions (featuring The Wynton Kelly Trio) 5:03



Backed by the musicians Miles Davis used for Kind of Blue — pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb — Montgomery is the epitome of calm. No note is strained, no phrase misplaced. Whether the guitarist is riding the slow burn of “What’s New” or the tumultuous changes of “Unit 7,” he never falters, always sure to savor every note, for himself, and for the listener. His solos fill the spectrum, from single note melodies to lush chords, while highlighting Montgomery’s signature octave playing. Pat Metheny has called the solo on “If You Could See Me Now” “the greatest ever played, including anything by Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson or anybody else.” There is a magic air about that performance, which, along with “No Blues” was the only song from the original program recorded at the Half Note. While the remainder of the original album was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in New Jersey, the 2005 expanded edition of the album includes the rest of the songs from the group’s brilliant June 1965 appearance at the famed New York nightspot.