The title of this compilation tries to make Montgomery viable for a younger generation, but it's not exactly "acid jazz."
Rather, it's an anthology of some of Montgomery's better pop- and soul-oriented material from the mid-'60s.
The 16 tracks show Montgomery in both orchestral and small combo settings, a few cuts taken from his collaborations with Jimmy Smith.
Purists have long disdained this phase of Montgomery's career.
But those who don't measure work by how straight-ahead it is will find much to enjoy here, in either the cuts with Oliver Nelson's orchestra, or the less elaborate sessions with the likes of Smith, Grady Tate, Ron Carter, and Ray Barretto. (AMG)
01 Movin' Wes - Part 1 (3:28)
02 Movin' Wes - Part 2 (2:51)
03 Bumpin' On Sunset (4:49)
04 Green Peppers (2:55)
05 O.G.D. (Aka "Road Song") (6:05)
06 In An Out (2:49)
07 Impressions (5:02)
08 13 (Aka "Death March") (5:19)
09 The Thumb (4:48)
10 Boss City (3:43)
11 Sunny (4:02)
12 Mr. Walker (3:38)
13 Bumpin' (6:50)
14 Willow Weep For Me (7:35)
15 Tequila (3:21)
16 Night Train (6:46)
Guitar - Wes Montgomery
Bass - Paul Chambers, Richard Davis, Ron Carter
Vibraphone - Jack Jennings
Congas - Ray Barretto
Drums - Grady Tate, Jimmy Cobb
Organ - Jimmy Smith
Piano - Wynton Kelly
Producer [Original Recordings] - Creed Taylor
Principally recorded at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey between 1964 and 1966