Bumpin' (Wes Montgomery album)

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Bumpin'
Studio album by Wes Montgomery
Released 1965
Recorded March 16, May 18, 19 & 20, 1965 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 31:14
Label Verve, Polygram
Producer Creed Taylor
Wes Montgomery chronology
Movin' Wes
(1964)
Bumpin'
(1965)
Smokin' at the Half Note
(1965)
Alternative Cover

Bumpin' is the thirteenth album by American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1965. It reached number 116 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was Montgomery's first album to reach the charts.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Shawn M. Haney highly praised the album - "Not only is his brilliant command of the six-string present here, so is the vivid color tones of notes and blue notes played between. Backed up by a hauntingly beautiful and mesmerizing orchestra conducted and arranged by Don Sebesky, the music almost lifts the listener off his feet into a dreamy, water-like landscape. The atmosphere is serene and enchanting, such as a romantic evening for two under starlight, and certainly a romantic eve merits the accompaniment of this record... The recording engineer did a wonderful job with this album. The sound quality is clear and lush, and, overall, this collection of mid-'60s Latin jazz is a delight to listen to, once and again."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bumpin'" (Wes Montgomery) – 6:40
  2. "Tear It Down" (Montgomery) – 3:10
  3. "A Quiet Thing" (Fred Ebb, John Kander) – 3:27
  4. "Con Alma" (Dizzy Gillespie) – 3:25
  5. "The Shadow of Your Smile" (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) – 2:15
  6. "Mi Cosa" (Montgomery) – 3:15
  7. "Here's That Rainy Day" (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen) – 4:50
  8. "Musty" (Don Sebesky) – 4:12
  9. "Just Walkin'" – 3:00
  10. "My One and Only Love" (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) – 4:09
  11. "Just Walkin'" (previously unreleased) – 3:37

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1966 Billboard 200 116

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Haney, Shawn M. "Bumpin' > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 17, 2010.