Resonance to Release Live 1959 Wes Montgomery CD

Guitarist is heard in tandem with pianist Eddie Higgins

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Wes Montgomery

Resonance Records will release the CD edition of Wes Montgomery’s One Night in Indy, a 1959 live recording of the guitarist playing with pianist Eddie Higgins and his trio in Indianapolis, Ind. Available on January 15, the CD edition follows the release of the limited-edition 12-inch LP pressing for Record Store Day on Nov. 27. Early in 2015, Resonance Records released the acclaimed In the Beginning, newly discovered recordings of Montgomery from 1949-1958.

According to a press release, “In 2013, producer Zev Feldman was approached by the late, great Indiana photojournalist Duncan Schiedt with an enticing musical proposition (the two had become friends while working on the Wes Montgomery Echoes of Indiana 2012 Resonance release). Schiedt asked if Resonance would be interested in a prized recording he had in his possession-a 7″ tape reel featuring a January 18, 1959, performance by Montgomery and the Eddie Higgins Trio, the only known documentation of any date featuring the guitarist and the pianist.”

The release continues: “According to producer Feldman, Duncan and few of his friends ran a jazz club in Indianapolis known as the Indianapolis Jazz Club (or the I.J.C. to locals). Members of this club recorded this one-night-only performance of Wes Montgomery playing with the Eddie Higgins Trio.”

The CD features just over 40 minutes of music, which also features Chicago drummer Walter Perkins (a former drummer for Ahmad Jamal’s trio before Vernell Fournier) and an unidentified bassist.

Tracks

1. Give Me the Simple Life (9:14)

2. Prelude to a Kiss (5:52)

3. Stompin’ at the Savoy (7:12)

4. Li’l Darling (8:09)

5. Ruby, My Dear (8:35)

6. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To (2:51)