The first and best out of just two collaborative albums by organist Jimmy Smith and guitarist Wes Montgomery, Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo was recorded in 1966 and features arrangements by Oliver Nelson. It is frequently listed among Jimmy Smith’s best albums. Creed Taylor matched two of his most famous artists, Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith, on this session (Montgomery’s last for Verve), and the results are incendiary – a near-ideal meeting of yin and yang.

 

Tracklist

Side A:

  1. Down By the Riverside
  2. Night Train

Side B:

  1. James & Wes
  2. 13 (Death March)
  3. Baby, It’s Cold Outside