Wes Montgomery – Once Upon A Time, Wes

This day (June 15, 1968), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died John Leslie Montgomery a.k.a Wes Montgomery, an American jazz guitarist .

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Wikipedia : This day (June 15, 1968), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died John Leslie Montgomery a.k.a Wes Montgomery, an American jazz guitarist .

The official Wes Montgomery site : At his height of popularity Wes died of a heart attack on June 15th, 1968, leaving an unprecedented legacy as one of the great jazz innovators and improvisors.

@allmusic : Wes was one of the great jazz guitarists, a natural extension of Charlie Christian, whose appealing use of octaves became influential and his trademark.

@last.fm : Montgomery is best known for his unconventional technique on the guitar, which uses octaves and block chords to great extent in his solos, and by plucking the string with his right thumb in place of a pick.

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