Wes Montgomery

    Wes Montgomery

    • Wes Montgomery
    Wes Montgomery

    Wes Montgomery

    • Wes Montgomery

    Wes Montgomery

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        Wes Montgomery was one of the great jazz guitarists, a natural extension of Charlie Christian, whose appealing use of octaves became influential and his trademark. He achieved great commercial success during his last few years, only to die prematurely. It had taken Wes a long time to become an overnight success. He started to teach himself guitar in 1943 (using his thumb rather than a pick) and toured with Lionel Hampton during 1948-1950; he can be heard on a few broadcasts fro... Read more

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