Wes Montgomery – A Day In The Life (1967/2014) DSF DSD64

Wes Montgomery – A Day In The Life (1967/2014)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz  | Time – 34:44 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Jazz
Source: ISO SACD | ©  A&M Records | Universal Music Japan (UCGU-9057)
Recorded: June 6, 7, 8 and 26, 1967 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

By the time Wes Montgomery recorded this album (his debut for A&M), he was a major name in the pop world. Montgomery’s melodic renditions of current pop hits caught on and were played regularly on Top 40 radio. In most cases the guitarist did little more than play the melody, using his distinctive octaves, and it was enough to make him saleable. Of his three A&M recordings, A Day in the Life (the first one) was by far the best and, although the jazz content is almost nil, the results are pleasing as background music. “Windy” was a bit of a hit; the other selections (which find Montgomery backed by muzaky strings arranged by Don Sebesky) include “Watch What Happens,” “California Nights,” “Eleanor Rigby” and the title cut. –Scott Yanow


1 A Day In The Life 5:45
2 Watch What Happens 2:43
3 When A Man Loves A Woman 2:52
4 California Nights 2:29
5 Angel 2:46
6 Eleanor Rigby 3:04
7 Willow Weep For Me 4:31
8 Windy 2:20
9 Trust In Me 4:25
10 The Joker 3:26

Guitar – Wes Montgomery
Arranged By, Conductor – Don Sebesky
Bass – Ron Carter
Cello – Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken
Drums – Grady Tate
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Flute [Bass] – George Marge, Joe Soldo, Romeo Penque, Stan Webb
French Horn – Ray Alonge
Harp – Margaret Ross
Percussion – Jack Jennings, Joe Wohletz, Ray Barretto
Piano – Herbie Hancock
Producer – Creed Taylor
Viola – Emanuel Vardi, Harold Coletta
Violin – Gene Orloff, Harry Glickman, Harry Katzman, Harry Urbont, Jack Zayde, Julius Brand, Leo Kruczek, Lewis Eley, Mac Ceppos, Peter Buonconsiglio, Sylvan Shulman, Tosha Samaroff
Woodwind – Phil Bodner, Stan Webb




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