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Christian McBride Big Band
For Jimmy, Wes And Oliver

Christian McBride Big Band - For Jimmy, Wes And Oliver

In September 1966, organist Jimmy Smith and guitarist Wes Montgomery got together at Rudy Van Gelder’s famed studio. Over the course of three days, they recorded The Dynamic Duo and Further Adventures Of Jimmy And Wes, featuring arrangements by the great Oliver Nelson. That pair of electrifying outings would prove seminal for another dynamic duo over the ensuing decades: bass great Christian McBride and master organist Joey DeFrancesco, and both would remain touchstones throughout a friendship and collaboration that has lasted nearly 40 years. Now, the pair pays tribute with For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver, the third release by the Grammy Award-winning Christian McBride Big Band.

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"Pie Blues"


  1. 1. Night Train
  2. 2. Road Song
  3. 3. Up Jumped Spring
  4. 4. Milestones
  5. 5. The Very Thought Of You
  6. 6. Down By The Riverside
  7. 7. I Want To Talk About You
  8. 8. Don Is
  9. 9. Medgar Evers' Blues
  10. 10. Pie Blues

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