Having always been a big fan of anything Wes Montgomery, I was immediately attracted to "Four on Six" to see what these musicians could do with this fabulous swinger. I was not disappointed. As the group states the core melody line in seamless synchronicity, it is obvious that they have played together for some time. Hearing Hinckley's sober and solemn-sounding cello swing is surprisingly entertaining in a strange way. Chapman takes his turn with a guitar solo, briefly quoting from "My Favorite Things" for good measure. There is no overt show of virtuosity on display here, but rather a sincere effort to portray the music in a loving and unfettered way. It is the interacting of the whole that makes this work as a total concept, easy to listen to and ultimately enjoyable.
January 13, 2009 · 0 commentsTags: wes montgomery covers
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