Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio | Smokin’ in Seattle

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Previously unreleased live sets featuring jazz guitar icon Wes Montgomery with piano legend Wynton Kelly?s Trio featuring bassist Ron McClure & drummer Jimmy Cobb Recorded at Seattle’s Prestigious Jazz Club, the Penthouse, on April 14 and 21, 1966. Includes extensive book of liner notes featuring rare photos, essays by guitar icon Pat Metheny, Seattle Times writer Paul de Barros, producer Zev Feldman, original recording engineer Jim Wilke, plus interviews with Jimmy Cobb, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron and more.

Resonance Records is proud to announce the release of Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio – Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966) captured live at the Penthouse jazz club in Seattle, WA on April 14 and 21, 1966. Smokin’ in Seattle marks the third commercially released live album of guitar iconWes Montgomery with piano legend Wynton Kelly, recorded only seven months after their classic 1965 live album Smokin’ at the Half Note, notably referred to by Pat Metheny as “the absolute greatest jazz guitar album ever made.” Wynton’s dynamic trio features the solid rhythm section of bassist Ron McClure -who took the place of long-time trio bassist Paul Chambers, then joined Charles Lloyd’s “classic quartet” with Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette following this stint with Wes and Wynton – and the legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb, an NEA Jazz Master most well-known for Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain and Someday My Prince Will Come albums.

Release: 19 May 2017
Label: Resonance Records

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Last modified: July 15, 2018