Craft Recordings celebrates centennial of Wes Montgomery and Riverside Records’ 70th anniv. with 'The Complete Full House Recordings'
Craft Recordings honors the inimitable Wes Montgomery on his centennial with an expanded edition of his classic 1962 LP, Full House. Captured at Berkeley, CA’s Tsubo coffee house, the album marks the influential jazz guitarist’s sole live session for Riverside Records and features stellar performances by all, including tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb.
Montreal-based jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky today releases her distinctive version of “West Coast Blues” via MNRK Music Group, serving as an ode to the original writer, Wes Montgomery, and the mark that he’s left on jazz musicians and listeners worldwide. Yanofksy has always loved artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder and continues to pay homage to artists alike by putting her own style on some of her favorite standards.