Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery

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  • Giants of Jazz
  • August 2021
  • 22 Songs

Top Songs

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Bumpin' On Sunset
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Come Rain Or Come Shine
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Gone With The Wind [Album Version]
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Four On Six
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S.O.S.

Albums

  • The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings

    Mar 2021 • 10 songs

  • West Coast Blues

    Feb 2021 • 1 song

  • Wes's Best: The Best of Wes Montgomery on Resonance

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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 from the period. But then Montgomery returned to Indianapolis, where he was in obscurity during much of...
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