We remember 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 .

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Round Midnight . Twisted Blues . Windy (1967) . There’S That Rainy Day . Nica’S Dream (1965) . I Love Blues . Impressions (1965) . Blue Grass .

TOP 10

Wes Montgomery Top 10 :

Four On Six . Airegin . West Coast Blues . D-Natural Blues . Polka Dots and Moonbeams . In Your Own Sweet Way . Gone With The Wind . Tequila . Bumpin’ On Sunset . California Dreaming .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Recorded on December 7, 8 & 22, 1965, Goin Out of My Head is the fifteenth album by Wes Montgomery, arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson. >>

Recorded in December, 1961, Bags Meets Wes! is a collaboration album by Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery. >>

Recorded on December 20, 21, 1967 January 22, 26, 1968 , Down Here on the Ground is the nineteenth album by Wes Montgomery. >>

Recorded on October 10, 1963 , Portrait of Wes is the tenth album by Wes Montgomery >>

Recorded on August 4, 1961 , So Much Guitar is the sixth album by Wes Montgomery. >>

Recorded on October 12, 1960 , Movin’ Along is the fifth album by Wes Montgomery. >>

Recorded on January 26–27, 1960 , The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery is the fourth album by Wes Montgomery. >>

Recorded on December 30, 1957, Fingerpickin’ is the debut album (featuring seven tracks originally released as The Montgomery Brothers) by John Wes Montgomery. >>

Recorded on November 11, 16, 1964 , Movin’ Wes is the twelfth ( and his second album to reach the charts) album by Wes Montgomery. >>

Recorded on September 21, 23 & 28, 1966, Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo is the third collaboration album by Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith. >>

Recorded on August 22, 1963, Boss Guitar is the ninth album by Wes Montgomery. >>

Recorded on October 5–6, 1959, The Wes Montgomery Trio (or A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar Organ Drums) is the third album by Wes Montgomery. >>

Smokin’ at the Half Note by Wes Montgomery & the Wynton Kelly Trio is their second collaboration album recorded live in late June 1965 and in studio, on September 22, 1965. >>

Bumpin’ by Wes Montgomery is his thirteenth album recorded on March 16, May 18, 19 & 20, 1965. >>

Wes Montgomery‘s Full House is his seventh (and first live) album recorded on June 25, 1962. >>

Cannonball Adderley & the Poll-Winners is an album recorded by Cannonball on May 21, June 5, 1960, with Wes Montgomery, Ray Brown, Victor Feldman and Louis Hayes. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1967] you do not want to miss one of the greatest jazz guitarists in the world Wes Montgomery at The Hollywood Palace on ABC >> 3 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1964] you do not want to miss Wes Montgomery, Johnny Griffin and various European players at Jazz workshop aired on NDR German television >> 34 MINUTES on RVM >>

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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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