A Wes Montgomery tribute CD featuring Rich Severson on guitar, Todd Johnson on 6 string bass and Gary Newmark on drums, AKA JAZZ 3:16, playing some originals and some great jazz standards. Enjoy the full sound of this jazz power trio.
The 11 tunes include:The Wes Side of Heaven (original by Rich) * Stella by Starlight * Four * Fried Pies * My Beloved * Goin' Home (two originals by Todd Johnson) * Autumn Leaves * Meditation * Au Privave * Shadow of Your Smile and Satin Doll.
Awesome playing! As I consider myself one of Rich's students I feel I can comment on this spectacular! This is real deal! Its not over produced or producer edited, and the guitar work is fantastic! Even people new to Jazz will enjoy this CD as its not over the top just very good playing all round! Rich's playing is very melodic and Wes Side Of Heaven is now a permanent fixture on my Ipod! Great stuff! Eddie Hughes
By J. Mark Fewell, P.G.on February 8, 2013 Format: MP3 Music I am a huge fan of 1950s and 1960s bebop guitar. This CD feels like it is transforming Wes Montgomery to 2013. Rich Severson is an absolutely fantastic electric jazz guitar player and has a wonderful "rich" tone. Rich is supported by a bass player and drummer. If you like bebop-era guitar and jazz, you will love this CD.
Here's a live version of "The Wes Side Of Heaven" and "Stella By Starlight"