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Resonance Records presents In the Beginning by jazz guitar icon Wes Montgomery. A 26-track collection of rare and never-before-released tracks spanning 1949-1958, including a complete, newly discovered 1955 recording session for Epic Records produced by Quincy Jones. Only the third issue of predominantly unheard Montgomery material since his passing in 1968.
In the Beginning will be released on May 12, 2015 as two-CD and three-LP sets. Available as both 2-CD & 3-LP sets, as well as digitally. The CD version includes a 55-page booklet of liner notes by 2015 GRAMMY award winning journalist and noted jazz historian and biographer Ashley Kahn, legendary producer Quincy Jones, guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who & others, alongside rare never-before-published photos from The Montgomery Estate and friends in Montgomery’s native Indianapolis.
Pre-order “In the Beginning” here!
Calling All Young Jazz Guitarists:
Resonance Records and the Estate of Wes Montgomery are holding the first Wes Montgomery International Jazz Guitar Competition. The winner will receive $5000.00 and the honor of playing with the Pat Martino band in the final concert in New York City (expenses will be paid).