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Bags Meets Wes! (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about Bags Meets Wes! (Bonus Track Version) by Wes Montgomery, George Shearing, Milt Jackson. This album was released in 1961 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:16:01 minutes.

Artist: Wes Montgomery, George Shearing, Milt Jackson
Release date: 1961
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:16:01
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No. Title Length
1. "S.K.J." 5:17
2. Stablemates 5:48
3. Stairway to the Stars 3:40
4. Blue Roz 4:48
5. Sam Sack 6:06
6. Jingles 6:56
7. Delilah 6:13
8. Love Walked In (Bonus Track) 2:10
9. Love for Sale (Bonus Track) 3:31
10. No Hard Feelings (Bonus Track) 3:47
11. Enchanted (Bonus Track) 3:36
12. Stranger in Paradise (Bonus Track) 4:50
13. The Lamp Is Low (Bonus Track) 2:15
14. Double Deal (Bonus Track) 3:47
15. And Then I Wrote (Bonus Track) 3:18
16. Darn That Dream (Bonus Track) 4:20
17. Lois Ann (Bonus Track) 3:11
18. Mambo in Chimes (Bonus Track) 2:28



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." Originally released on LP by Riverside in the early '60s, Bags Meets Wes! has been reissued several times over the years. When Fantasy reissued it on CD for the Original Jazz Classics (OJC) series, the label added alternate takes of "Jingles," "Stairway to the Stars," and "Delilah" — all of which are only slightly inferior to the master takes. Bags Meets Wes! has also been reissued as a 24-karat gold audiophile CD by DCC Compact Classics. [This reissue is Riverside's own CD edition, complete with the added alternate takes.]