Wes Montgomery is a big deal to jazz musicians. Pat Matheny once said he learned to play guitar by listening to "Smokin' at the Half Note," by Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio, recorded in the mid-60s.
The sounds are recreated in an offering from the Siskiyou Music Project, featuring pianist Thor Polson and the Ed Dunsavage Trio, with Ed on guitar.
Thor and Ed agreed to get up early to share some of the sounds of the session in our studio.
Feel free to tap your feet; the event itself is Friday at La Baguette in Ashland.