We're enjoying a picture prefect summer weekend here in upstate NewYork. When not outside soaking up the sunshine, a pleasant change for Rochester, I'm enjoying these 2 live CD sets from two ends of the jazz guitar spectrum. First up, Wes Montgomery Back in Indiana Avenue, another excellent package from Resonance Records of newly discovered early recordings of the legendary jazz guitarist. The liner notes states these are some of the earliest recordings of Wes classics, like "Four on Six, which is the first cut on the CD, and a favorite Wes Montgomery tune of mine. This is a must for a lover of jazz guitar. I highly recommend the all the Resonance Records releases of Wes and other artists.
Next up, is a one of young contemporary jazz guitarist who may have come to know Wes Montgomery through the playing of Pat Metheny or Larry Coryell. Kurt Rosenwinkel Group The Remedy - Live at the Village Vanguard. I've listened to several his CDs before this 2 CD live set, and I get he's a talented player, but his music doesn't grab me as memorable. More guitar noodlings than solid compositions for my tastes. But, he's popular and critics' favorite, so to each, his own.
With the chance of good summer weather, do yourself a favor and take in some live music. I plan to. Enjoy