Bags Meets Wes!

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Bags Meets Wes!
Studio album by Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery
Released 1962
Recorded December 18–19, 1961
Genre Jazz
Length 55:07 (Reissue)
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Milt Jackson chronology
Statements
(1961)
Bags Meets Wes!
(1962)
Big Bags
(1962)
Wes Montgomery chronology
So Much Guitar
(1961)
Bags Meets Wes!
(1962)
Full House
(1962)

Bags Meets Wes! is a collaboration jazz album by Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery, released in 1962 (see 1962 in music). It was reissued in 1999 with additional takes and again in 2006 with 11 tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Down Beat 3/5 stars[2]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Alex Henderson wrote of the album "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..."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "S.K.J." (Milt Jackson) – 5:17
  2. "Stablemates" (Benny Golson) – 5:45
  3. "Stairway to the Stars" (Malneck, Parish, Signorelli) – 3:38
  4. "Blue Roz" (Wes Montgomery) – 4:46
  5. "Sam Sack" (Jackson) – 6:06
1999 reissue:
  1. "S.K.J." (Jackson) – 5:17
  2. "Stablemates" (Golson) – 5:45
  3. "Stairway to the Stars [Take 3]" (Malneck, Parish, Signorelli) – 3:38
  4. "Blue Roz" (Montgomery) – 4:46
  5. "Sam Sack" (Jackson) – 6:06
  6. "Jingles [Take 9]" (Montgomery) – 6:55
  7. "Delilah [*]" (Victor Young) – 6:12
  8. "Stairway to the Stars [*]" (Malneck, Parish, Signorelli) – 3:47
  9. "Jingles [*]" (Montgomery) – 6:54
  10. "Delilah" [*] (Young) – 6:18

Credits[edit]

Music[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Bags Meets Wes! > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ Down Beat: June 7, 1962 vol. 29, no. 12