Wes Montgomery – So Much Guitar!

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SO Much Guitar! is the sixth album by American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1961. It has been reissued by Original Jazz Classics.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
One of Wes Montgomery’s finest recordings, a Riverside date that showcases the influential guitarist in a quintet with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Lex Humphries, and the congas of Ray Barretto. All eight performances are memorable in their own way, with “Cottontail,” “I’m Just a Lucky So and So,” and a brief unaccompanied “While We’re Young” being high points.

Track listing:
Twisted Blues” (Wes Montgomery) – 5:31
Cotton Tail” (Duke Ellington) – 3:38
I Wish I Knew” (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 5:26
I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So” (Ellington, Mack David) – 5:57
Repetition” (Neal Hefti) – 3:48
Somethin’ Like Bags” (Montgomery) – 4:44
While We’re Young” (Morty Palitz, Alec Wilder) – 2:12
One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 7:38

Personnel:
Wes Montgomery – guitar
Ron Carter – bass
Lex Humphries – drums
Ray Barretto – conga
Hank Jones – piano

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