Wes Montgomery – Tequila {Verve} ”Master Edition”

Wes Montgomery – Tequila {Verve} ”Master Edition”

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

On two of the songs included on Tequila, “Tequila” and “The Thumb,” Wes Montgomery had an opportunity to jam a bit while backed just by bassist Ron Carter, drummer Grady Tate and the congas of Ray Barretto. The other six selections utilize a string section arranged by Claus Ogerman but, even with a throwaway version of “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” there are memorable renditions of “Bumpin’ on Sunset” and “Insensatez” that uplift this album quite a bit beyond the guitarist’s later A&M recordings.

01. Tequila (3:23)
02. Little Child (Daddy Dear) (2:30)
03. What the World Needs Now is Love (5:01)
04. The Big Hurt (4:34)
05. Bumpin’ on Sunset (4:52)
06. Insensatez (How Insensitive) (3:48)
07. The Thumb (4:51)
08. Midnight Mood (5:36)
09. Wives and Lovers (3:00)
10. Tequila (alternate) (2:41)
11. The Big Hurt (alternate) (3:30)
12. Bumpin’ on Sunset (alternate) (3:18)

Wes Montgomery – guitar
George Devens – vibraphone
Ron Carter – bass
Ray Barretto – conga
Grady Tate – drums

Claus Ogerman – arranger
Bernard Eichen, Arnold Eidus, Paul Gershman – violin
Emanuel Green, Julius Held, Gene Orloff – violin
Harry Lookofsky, Joseph Malin – violin
Abe Kessler, Charles McCracken – cello
George Ricci, Harvey Shapiro – cello

Recorded March and May 1966 at Van Gelder Recording Studio
Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder
Original recordings produced by Creed Taylor
Original LP cover photograph by Rudy Lequame
Original LP cover design by Acy Lehman

1999, PolyGram Records, Inc.

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