I walked out of the post office the other day, with a package that was obviously a vinyl record. For some reason, I simply could not remember placing an order for one recently. I knew that I had a couple of upcoming remastered albums in the pipe, but none were due to be released yet.
I went back to work, and did my thing. Eventually an evening or so later, my mind wandered back to the flat, brown cardboard. Opening the package, I saw “Full House” by Wes Montgomery. Now, I knew that this was something that I had not ordered. There were no markings on the box, or note inside.
I sliced the plastic wrap down the open end of the album cover, and pulled out the LP. I couldn’t suppress the “Oooohhh” that escaped.
Damn, I love the old Riverside label.
I gently placed the vinyl on the turntable, and just as I knew it would be, this is one damn fine album.
Montgomery was in San Francisco in June of 1962. Also in SF was The Miles Davis Sextet. On a Monday, when The Sextet was not playing, Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) of the Davis Sextet, joined guitarist Wes Montgomery and tenor man Johnny Griffin across the Bay in Berkeley at the “Tsubo Coffee House” for the live recording.
Pure Jazz Magic
Sometimes, it is just the little things…