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First Listen: Wes Montgomery - In The Beginning

In the Beginning features never before heard recordings of Wes Montgomery spanning the years 1949 to 1958, the early years  when the six-string virtuoso was learning his craft in Southern Indiana.

The 26-track collection  released on Tuesday as two-CD or three-LP sets.  55-page booklet of liner notes with comments from legendary producer Quincy Jones, guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who and others, alongside rare never-before-published photos.

For your First Listen we have chosen Wes' take on A Night in Tunisia recorded at the Missile Lounge in Indianapolis on Nov.22 1958, brother Monk on Bass, Richie Crabtree and Paul Parker on piano and drums.


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