The final Riverside release of Wes Montgomery material (before the important label went completely bankrupt) was similar to his debut four years earlier: a trio with organist Melvin Rhyne and an obscure drummer (this time George Brown). The CD reissue even includes one leftover track from the earliest session ("Missile Blues") along with newer jams and a pair of "bonus tracks" -- an alternate take of "The Way You Look Tonight" and a brief "Unidentified Solo Guitar" piece. In general, the music swings hard (particularly the two versions of "The Way You Look Tonight"), and is a worthy if not essential addition to Wes Montgomery's discography. He would have a few straight-ahead dates for Verve, but this release was really the end of an era.
Personnel: Wes Montgomery (guitar); Mel Rhyne (organ); George Brown, Paul Parker, Jimmy Cobb (drums).
01 The Way You Look Tonight (Alternate Take)
02 The Way You Look Tonight
05 Missile Blues
06 For All We Know
07 Fried Pies
08 Unidentified Solo Guitar (Bonus Track)