The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery is a triumphant tribute album. It’s made by one master, in honor and celebration of another. Nelson Riveros is an acclaimed guitarist and composer who embodies the very idea of cultural fusion. Born in New York to Colombian parents, Riveros grew up learning about the music and cultures of the Americas. A few years ago, after playing a gig that involved performing songs in Wes Montgomery’s vaunted repertoire, Riveros had the idea of reimaging the legendary guitarist’s music in a Latin American style: “I started to hear all kind of rhythms, bass lines, and melodic variations to some of his tunes. The next day, I started writing arrangements, and this very project began to take shape,” said Riveros.
‘The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery’ is a triumphant tribute album. It’s made by one master, in honor and celebration of another.” – Kabir Sehgal Multi-Grammy & Latin award winner
“Why no one ever thought of doing a Latin jazz oriented CD in tribute to Wes is beyond me but I’m glad you finally did. As Churchill said “Well done!” – Bobby Sanabria Grammy nominated drummer/percussionist WBGO ‘Latin Cruise Host