The Wes Montgomery Trio

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A Dynamic New Sound
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Studio album by Wes Montgomery
Released 1959
Recorded October 5–6, 1959 at Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 48:33
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
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The Wes Montgomery Trio (or A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar Organ Drums) is the third album by American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1959. It has been reissued by Original Jazz Classics.

The track "Missile Blues" is named after the club Montgomery regularly played at in Indianapolis before his move to New York to record for Riverside. It was at this club that he first met producer Orrin Keepnews.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. wrote of the album "The only drawback is that the accompaniment, which though solid, doesn't seem to perfectly match his guitar style... Montgomery's performance... was a revolution in technique and execution. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a 36-year-old guitarist re-imagines the jazz guitar solo."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 4:58
  2. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) – 3:20
  3. "The End of a Love Affair" (Edward Redding) – 3:18
  4. "Whisper Not" (Benny Golson) – 4:40
  5. "Ecaroh" (Horace Silver) – 3:00
  6. "Satin Doll" [Alternate take] (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) – 4:08
  7. "Satin Doll" (Ellington, Mercer, Strayhorn) – 3:58
  8. "Missile Blues" [Alternate take] (Wes Montgomery) – 4:37
  9. "Missile Blues" (Montgomery) – 6:04
  10. "Too Late Now" (Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner) – 4:55
  11. "Jingles" (Montgomery) – 5:31

Tracks 6 & 8 do not appear on the original album.


Production notes:

Session information[edit]

Cuts 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 5, 1959
Cuts 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 6, 1959


Riverside CRLP 1156 (original album), Riverside RLP 12-310, Riverside OJCCD-034-2


  1. ^ Woodard, Josef (July–August 2005). "Wes Montgomery: The Softer Side of Genius'". JazzTimes. 
  2. ^ a b Lankford, Jr., Ronnie D. "The Wes Montgomery Trio > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 31, 2011.