wes montgomery Archive

Quick Reviews, March 2024: Archival Jazz Releases

One of the many rewarding consequences of being a music journalist/critic is that I’m often among the first to hear about archival releases. Artists who have already created an extensive […]

New Jazz Archival Titles from Resonance/Elemental, Part 1

Lovers of the classic era in jazz and/or modern jazz owe a debt of gratitude to Zev Feldman. The head of a pair of modern-day jazz labels (Resonance and Elemental) […]

Album Review: Wes Montgomery — The Classic Recordings 1958-1960

The world’s a much smaller place today than it was a quarter century ago. When I frequented record stores – even once the CD era began – import albums were […]

Wes Montgomery’s ‘In the Beginning’ from Resonance Records (Part 2)

Continued from Part One… At right: Recording rehearsal. David Baker, David Young, Dr. Larry Ridley, Wes Montgomery. Photograph by Duncan Schiedt. And still there’s more: shortly before his 2014 passing, […]

Wes Montgomery’s ‘In the Beginning’ from Resonance Records (Part 1)

Resonance Records is not your typical record label. While they do release a steady stream of solid new music from today’s jazz artists, that’s not what makes them truly special. […]

August Jazz Roundup #2

The esteemed Concord Music Group continues its series of thoughtful reissues of jazz classics from its catalog holdings with five titles originally issued on the Riverside label. I covered Chet […]