Wes Montgomery feat. The Eddie Higgins Trio ‎– One Night In Indy (Documentary)

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One Night in Indy is a 2016 live album released by Resonance Records featuring Wes Montgomery and the Eddie Higgins Trio recorded in 1959.

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine:
Following the 2012 release of Resonance’s archival set Echoes of Indiana Avenue, author, photo journalist, and private collector Duncan Schiedt approached the label to see if they’d be interested in releasing a live tape of Wes Montgomery he owned. It was a 1959 set where the guitarist sat in with the Eddie Higgins Trio, then featuring drummer Walter Perkins (and also an unknown bassist). Resonance arranged for the rights and released One Night in Indy in 2016. Montgomery’s star was just beginning to rise – he recorded two sessions for Riverside in 1958 – and Higgins established himself as an attraction on the Chicago circuit but, at this time, they were essentially operating on the same level of stardom and, appropriately enough, this date showcases them equally, with Montgomery’s rich runs nicely accentuating the elegance of Higgins. If the audio is a little rough at times – the set was recorded on a homemade recorder in 1959, after all – the performances never are: even when the tempo starts cooking on “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” this music rolls easy and the appeal is that mellow yet lively interplay, as each leader seems to want nothing more than to play off of the other (http://www.allmusic.com/album/one-night-in-indy-mw0002836451).

Track listing:
“Give Me the Simple Life” (Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby) – 9:15
“Prelude to a Kiss” (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, and Irving Mills) – 5:52
“Stompin’ at the Savoy” (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, and Chick Webb) – 7:12
“Li’l Darling” (Neal Hefti) – 8:09
“Ruby, My Dear” (Thelonious Monk) – 8:34
“You’d Be Nice to Come Home To” (Cole Porter) – 2:51

Personnel:
Wes Montgomery – guitar
Eddie Higgins – piano
Walter Perkins – drum
unknown musician – double bass

Released: January 15, 2016
Recorded: January 18, 1959
Venue Indianapolis Jazz Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
Length: 41:53
Label: Resonance
Producer: Zev Feldman

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