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WES MONTGOMERY

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Between March and May 1965 Wes Montgomery visited several European radio and TV studios in San Remo ( Italy), Paris (France), Brussels (Belgium), Hilversum (The Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany) and London (Great Britain).

His 1965 European tour

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AFAIK this was the only time Wes visited Europe - he suffered from fear of flying - and luckily many concerts were recorded: Hilversum, Paris, Milan ...

I have two LPs from Paris, and the playing of all members is excellent!

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Get the belgian TV studio recording on DVD. It looks great.

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?...=lk_organissimo

2 TV broadcasts from Wes Montgomery's European tour of 1965 -- both small group performances that offer a rare glimpse of Wes on the stage! The group on both sessions features Harold Mabern on piano, Arthur Harper on bass, and Jimmy Lovelace on drums -- a similar lineup to that heard on the famous live recordings of Montgomery from the same tour, and presented in a similar blend of original material and a few well-chosen standards. DVD features 5 tracks from London and 5 from Brussels -- both recorded in March of 1965 -- on titles that include "Impressions", "Jingles", "The Girl Next Door", "Around Midnight", "Full House", and "Twisted Blues". (All region DVD.)

http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=r6s...p;refQ=cat%3D24

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AFAIK this was the only time Wes visited Europe - he suffered from fear of flying

Any source for this information? I think I remember you got this from his manager, anywhere else?

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I attended that concert at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées -_-

Did not realize then it would be the only time I would catch Wes Montgomery live!

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steve howe always talks about when he met him at a club in london

Must have been Ronnie Scotts.

A BBC 'Jazz 625' broadcast was also made on this tour.

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The only thing that really appears newsworthy with regard to this thread (we've talked about Wes' european performances before, probably more than once) is this, from Durium's blog:

"A few weeks ago the NPS ( Dutch Television) sent out some rare film shots of Dutch jazz programs from the 1960s. One of them was a fragment of Wes Montgomery playing with the Trio Pim Jacobs. This fragment is rather remarkable as Wes and Pim are discussing the chords and melody lines before the start of the program. This film shot seems to be from a concert that was broadcast by the Dutch VARA radio on the 2nd of April 1965 at Studio 7 in Hilversum (The Netherlands)"

I'd be interested in hearing more about this (or seeing the clip). Maybe I should have checked YouTube before I posted. ^_^

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AFAIK this was the only time Wes visited Europe - he suffered from fear of flying

Any source for this information? I think I remember you got this from his manager, anywhere else?

I have this either from some liner notes or from Adrian Ingram's book - but please don't ask me for the exact place, don't have the time to check it right now. Could have been it was just "didn't like to fly", but that at the least.

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AFAIK this was the only time Wes visited Europe - he suffered from fear of flying

Any source for this information? I think I remember you got this from his manager, anywhere else?

I have this either from some liner notes or from Adrian Ingram's book - but please don't ask me for the exact place, don't have the time to check it right now.

thnks!

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The only thing that really appears newsworthy with regard to this thread (we've talked about Wes' european performances before, probably more than once) is this, from Durium's blog:

"A few weeks ago the NPS ( Dutch Television) sent out some rare film shots of Dutch jazz programs from the 1960s. One of them was a fragment of Wes Montgomery playing with the Trio Pim Jacobs. This fragment is rather remarkable as Wes and Pim are discussing the chords and melody lines before the start of the program. This film shot seems to be from a concert that was broadcast by the Dutch VARA radio on the 2nd of April 1965 at Studio 7 in Hilversum (The Netherlands)"

I'd be interested in hearing more about this (or seeing the clip). Maybe I should have checked YouTube before I posted. ^_^

I have it on DVD, recorded from the TV program two weeks ago.

Keep swinging

Durium

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AFAIK this was the only time Wes visited Europe - he suffered from fear of flying

Any source for this information? I think I remember you got this from his manager, anywhere else?

I have this either from some liner notes or from Adrian Ingram's book - but please don't ask me for the exact place, don't have the time to check it right now.

thnks!

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If you visit the Wes Montgomery discography (click on the title bar in my Wes Montgomery blog contribution) it learns that he only visited Europe between March - May 1965.

Wes Montgomery Blog

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Durium

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I'd be interested in hearing more about this (or seeing the clip). Maybe I should have checked YouTube before I posted. ^_^

I saw some of the footage on television a couple of years ago, I think they showed them playing 'Nica's Dream'.

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The only thing that really appears newsworthy with regard to this thread (we've talked about Wes' european performances before, probably more than once) is this, from Durium's blog:

"A few weeks ago the NPS ( Dutch Television) sent out some rare film shots of Dutch jazz programs from the 1960s. One of them was a fragment of Wes Montgomery playing with the Trio Pim Jacobs. This fragment is rather remarkable as Wes and Pim are discussing the chords and melody lines before the start of the program. This film shot seems to be from a concert that was broadcast by the Dutch VARA radio on the 2nd of April 1965 at Studio 7 in Hilversum (The Netherlands)"

I'd be interested in hearing more about this (or seeing the clip). Maybe I should have checked YouTube before I posted. ^_^

I saw some of the footage on television a couple of years ago, I think they showed them playing 'Nica's Dream'.

That video is here : Wes Montgomery with the Pim Jacobs Trio

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The only thing that really appears newsworthy with regard to this thread (we've talked about Wes' european performances before, probably more than once) is this, from Durium's blog:

"A few weeks ago the NPS ( Dutch Television) sent out some rare film shots of Dutch jazz programs from the 1960s. One of them was a fragment of Wes Montgomery playing with the Trio Pim Jacobs. This fragment is rather remarkable as Wes and Pim are discussing the chords and melody lines before the start of the program. This film shot seems to be from a concert that was broadcast by the Dutch VARA radio on the 2nd of April 1965 at Studio 7 in Hilversum (The Netherlands)"

I'd be interested in hearing more about this (or seeing the clip). Maybe I should have checked YouTube before I posted. ^_^

I saw some of the footage on television a couple of years ago, I think they showed them playing 'Nica's Dream'.

That video is here : Wes Montgomery with the Pim Jacobs Trio

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In my fragment they play The End Of A Love Affair and both Wes Montgomery as Pim Jacobs are discussing, relaxed, before recording this session, the chords of the piece. A nice fragment !!

His 1965 European tour

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Durium

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That dvd is fucking great. Metheny's liner notes included. :tup

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