SO Much Guitar!

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SO Much Guitar!
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Studio album by Wes Montgomery
Released 1961
Recorded August 4, 1961 at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:54
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Wes Montgomery chronology
Movin' Along
SO Much Guitar!
Bags Meets Wes!

SO Much Guitar! is the sixth album by American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1961. It has been reissued by Original Jazz Classics.[1]

All the tracks are available on the Wes Montgomery compilation CD The Complete Riverside Recordings.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[3]
Down Beat 3/5 stars[4]

AllMusic critic Scott Yanow called the album "one of Wes Montgomery's finest recordings... All eight performances are memorable in their own way"[2] PopMatters journalist Neil Kelly wrote "SO Much Guitar! is Montgomery at his most comfortably virile ... one of the finest recordings you’ll ever put in your player."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Twisted Blues" (Wes Montgomery) – 5:31
  2. "Cotton Tail" (Duke Ellington) – 3:38
  3. "I Wish I Knew" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 5:26
  4. "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So" (Ellington, Mack David) – 5:57
  5. "Repetition" (Neal Hefti) – 3:48
  6. "Somethin' Like Bags" (Montgomery) – 4:44
  7. "While We're Young" (Morty Palitz, Alec Wilder) – 2:12
  8. "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 7:38


Production notes:


  1. ^ AllMusic entry for So Much Guitar. Retrieved November 2009.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "So Much Guitar > Review". AllMusic. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Kelly, Neil (20 October 2013). "Wes Montgomery: So Much Guitar!". PopMatters. 
  4. ^ Down Beat: January 4, 1962 vol. 29, no. 1

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