Cailfornia Dreaming (180Gm)
Format: LP, Vinyl
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Wes Montgomery’s ‘California Dreaming’ was a huge hit Jazz album when it was released in 1966. Released on Verve and produced by Creed Taylor, it was a precursor for the ‘CTI sound’ that the producer championed on his own label – covers of popular songs given lush big band style arrangements. Montgomery’s own ‘Mr Walker’ is the perfect illustration of that sound The Mamas And The Papas’ ‘California Dreaming’ is a standout, as is Bobby Hebb’s ‘Sunny’. For those who enjoy George Benson’s CTI albums ‘California Dreaming may well be up your street. Montgomery’s playing is a joy.