Boss Guitar

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Boss Guitar
Boss Guitar.jpg
Studio album by Wes Montgomery
Released 1963
Recorded April 22, 1963 at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 52:58 (Reissue)
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Wes Montgomery chronology
Fusion!: Wes Montgomery with Strings
Boss Guitar
Portrait of Wes

Boss Guitar is the ninth album by American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1963 by Riverside Records.

It has been reissued by Original Jazz Classics with additional alternate takes.[1] All the tracks are available on the Wes Montgomery compilation CD The Complete Riverside Recordings.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
3/5 stars[2]
All About Jazz (no rating)[3]

Allmusic jazz critic Scott Yanow called Boss Guitar "Enjoyable if not essential."[1] and David Rickert, for All About Jazz stated, "Montgomery was always at his best as the sole lead instrument, as this recording will attest."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Besame Mucho" (Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar) – 6:28
  2. "Besame Mucho" [Alternate take] (Velazquez, Skylar) – 6:24
  3. "Dearly Beloved" (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer) – 4:49
  4. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 3:44
  5. "The Trick Bag" (Wes Montgomery) – 4:25
  6. "Canadian Sunset" (Eddie Heywood, Norman Gimbel) – 5:04
  7. "Fried Pies" (Montgomery) – 6:42
  8. "Fried Pies" Alternate take (Montgomery) – 6:35
  9. "The Breeze and I" (Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman) – 4:08
  10. "For Heaven's Sake" (Elise Bretton, Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer) – 4:39


Production notes:


  1. ^ a b c Nastos, Michael G. "Boss Guitar > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ Down Beat:September 12, 1963 Vol. 30, No.25
  3. ^ a b Richert, David. "Boss Guitar > Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 

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