Resonance Records presents In the Beginning by jazz guitar icon Wes Montgomery. A 26-track collection of rare and never-before-released tracks spanning 1949-1958, including a complete, newly discovered 1955 recording session for Epic Records produced by Quincy Jones. Only the third issue of predominantly unheard Montgomery material since his passing in 1968.
In the Beginning will be released on May 12, 2015 as two-CD and three-LP sets. Available as both 2-CD & 3-LP sets, as well as digitally. The CD version includes a 55-page booklet of liner notes by 2015 GRAMMY award winning journalist and noted jazz historian and biographer Ashley Kahn, legendary producer Quincy Jones, guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who & others, alongside rare never-before-published photos from The Montgomery Estate and friends in Montgomery’s native Indianapolis.
The 3-LP version is presented on 180-gram vinyl mastered by engineering legend, Bernie Grundman, & pressed on 12” LPs at 33 1/3 RPM (by R.T.I.) in a hand-numbered slipcase with an 8-panel booklet. Includes extensive liner notes (as described above), a digital download card and collector postcards of unpublished photos.
Instant availability of 4 tracks available with pre-order on iTunes
(includes e-booklet with the purchase of the full length album).
This release is made possible with the help of Robert Montgomery, Wes’s youngest son, and the head of the Wes Montgomery Estate who signed on as associate producer for the project.