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Wes Montgomery (II)

Wes Montgomery
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Birth Name: John Leslie Montgomery

Born: 6 March 1925 Died: 15 June 1968

Country of origin: United States


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About: John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery was an American jazz guitarist. He was born March 6, 1925, in Indianapolis, Indiana, as part of a musical family including his brothers Monk (string bass, electric bass) and Buddy (vibraphone, piano). He died of a heart attack on June 15, 1968. 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. ... (more)

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"One of the very first Jazz guitarists and a true innovator of the instruments. Wes picked with his thumb, and it's impressive to consider just how fast he could scale the neck by using just his thumb. Wes also is credited with creating the heavy use of octaves. Mark my words; without this man there would be no Jimi Hendrix. "


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"This one may stick out for anyone with an experience in Jazz, but I find Wes Montgomery to be a very under rated guitar player, based on how people overlook the great things he did. I recommend anyone who has never listened to this guy to go out and buy The Incredible Jazz Guitar or Smokin' At the Half Note. I was totally blown away at his sound, and remember he's picking with his thumb at that high swing tempo speed. Wes Montgomery took Jazz guitar to a new level, and he's cited as one of the"