With his use of octaves and forceful soloing in the late '50s, Wes Montgomery asserted that the guitarist was fully capable of fronting his own group and, like the tenors, offer cutting edge music. It isn't so much the material he chooses that captures one's attention, though certainly an original like "Four on Six" draws the listener in. Instead, it's Montgomery's unique use of octaves, ability to solo with.
John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968) was an American jazz guitarist. His jaw-dropping abilities made him seem super-human and he was soon hailed as one of the best jazz guitarists to have walked the planet, earning him top spot on this run down of the 50 best jazz guitarists ever. Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time: A Top 50 Countdown uDiscover. Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention of the genre’s horn players, so give it up for the 50 best jazz guitarists ever.
The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery. Full House (Live, Keepnews Collection). Portrait of Wes. Wes Montgomery Trio. Moon Beams (Remastered).
Performer:Wes Montgomery Genre: Jazz / Latin Title: The Best Of Wes Montgomery Released: 1967 Style: Latin Jazz MP3 version ZIP size: 1417 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1169 mb Rating: 4.6 Votes: 153 Other Formats: AU DTS TTA VOC AA AHX AAC
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