Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo

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Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo
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Studio album by Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith
Released 1966
Recorded September 21, 23 & 28, 1966
Genre Jazz
Length 41:46
Label Verve
Producer Creed Taylor
Wes Montgomery chronology
California Dreaming
Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo
Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes
Jimmy Smith chronology
Peter & the Wolf
Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo
Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes

Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo is the third collaboration album by American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery and electric organist Jimmy Smith, released in 1966.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3.5/4 stars[2]

Richard S. Ginell reviewed the album for AllMusic and was highly favorable in his comments, writing "... the results are incendiary—a near-ideal meeting of yin and yang. Smith comes at your throat with his big attacks and blues runs while Montgomery responds with rounder, smoother octaves and single notes that still convey much heat. They are an amazing pair, complementing each other, driving each other, using their bop and blues taproots to fuse together a sound."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Down by the Riverside" (Traditional) - 10:02
  2. "Night Train" (Jimmy Forrest) - 6:46
  3. "James and Wes" (Jimmy Smith) - 8:13
  4. "13 (Death March)" (Gary McFarland) - 5:22
  5. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (Frank Loesser) - 6:05
  6. "O.G.D. (aka Road Song)" (Wes Montgomery) - Alternative Take - 5:13

- Track 6 is a bonus track not included on the original LP


Production notes:

  • Creed Taylor – producer
  • Acy R. Lehman – cover design
  • Charles Stewart – cover photo


  1. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1313. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.