On two of the songs included on Tequila, "Tequila" and "The Thumb," Wes Montgomery had an opportunity to jam a bit while backed just by bassist Ron Carter, drummer Grady Tate and the congas of Ray Barretto. The other six selections utilize a string section arranged by Claus Ogerman but, even with a throwaway version of "What the World Needs Now Is Love," there are memorable renditions of "Bumpin' on Sunset" and "Insensatez" that uplift this album quite a bit beyond the guitarist's later AandM recordings.
Wes Montgomery (guitar); Claus Ogerman (arranger); Bernard Eichenm Arnold Eidus, Paul Gershman, Emanuel Green, Julius Held, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Gene Orloff (violin); Abe Kessler, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Harvey Shapiro (cello); George Devens (vibraphone); Ron Carter (bass); Grady Tate (drums); Ray Barretto (congas).
02 Little Child (Daddy Dear)
03 What the World Needs Now Is Love
04 The Big Hurt
05 Bumpin' on Sunset
06 Insensatez (How Insensitive)
07 The Thumb
08 Midnight Mood
09 Wives and Lovers
10 Tequila (Alternate Take)
11 The Big Hurt (Alternate Take)
12 Bumpin' on Sunset (Alternate Take)