Ferocious playing by a young Wes Montgomery.
Pat Metheny called Wes "One of the most inspired and consistent improvisers of all time and one of the most transcendent inventors of melody ever."
This is the first full album of previously unheard Wes Montgomery music in over 25 years, and it is comprised of studio and live performances recorded in Indianapolis in 1957 and 1958.
Wes is young and on fire in this music. It is totally badass. Check out "After Hours Blues." Whoa.
Here it is, in its entirety. I remember back in the day when I was in my late teens: The only way to see this was to rent the VHS copy from the snooty jazz record shop called "The Cat's Meow" in Eugene, Oregon. The dorks that worked there always liked to remind me they thought Sun Ra was "gay" and that I should be listening to Bill Evans instead, because his music was more "lyrical." I always thought it was strange that they couldn't tell that Sun Ra and Bill Evans actually shared similarities other than the fact they both played piano.
This is Sun Ra. If you're not familiar with him or his music and art, I suggest you get acquainted. This video is great way to do this.