Wes Montgomery



Wes Montgomery

Rating
Active
1948 to 1968
Born
March 6, 1923 in Indianapolis
Died
June 15, 1968
Location
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Biography
John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968) was an American jazz guitarist. He is widely considered one of the major jazz guitarists, emerging after such seminal figures as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian and influencing countless others. Montgomery was known for an unusual technique of plucking the strings with the side of his thumb which granted him a distinctive sound. He often worked with organist Jimmy Smith, and with his brothers Buddy (piano and vibes) and Monk (bass guitar).
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Top Songs by Wes Montgomery


'Round Midnight

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Bumpin' On Sunset (Jazz Club)

A Day in the Life

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Earotic Chill (Essential 55 Hits)

California Dreaming

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No Blues

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Baby, It's Cold Outside

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Lovely Jazz Manouche & Guitare

Caravan

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Beatles vs. Stones (Jazz Club)

Eleanor Rigby

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Movin’: The Complete Verve Recordings

Shadow of Your Smile

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Best Of/20th Century

When a Man Loves a Woman

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Movin’: The Complete Verve Recordings

Portrait of Jennie

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


So Much Guitar! [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

So Much Guitar! [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

Wes Montgomery January 1, 2013

16 Tracks

Echoes of Indiana Avenue

Echoes of Indiana Avenue

Wes Montgomery March 6, 2012

9 Tracks

Movin’: The Complete Verve Recordings

Movin’: The Complete Verve Recordings

Wes Montgomery January 1, 2011

50 Tracks

Way Out Wes

Way Out Wes

Wes Montgomery December 13, 2010

21 Tracks

Boss Guitar

Boss Guitar

Wes Montgomery September 28, 2010

7 Tracks

Boss Guitar [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

Boss Guitar [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

Wes Montgomery January 1, 2010

11 Tracks

Plays The Hits (Great Songs/Great Performances)

Plays The Hits (Great Songs/Great Performances)

Wes Montgomery January 1, 2010

8 Tracks

Bags Meets Wes [Keepnews Collection]

Bags Meets Wes [Keepnews Collection]

Milt Jackson January 1, 2008

11 Tracks

Wes Montgomery Plays For Lovers

Wes Montgomery Plays For Lovers

Wes Montgomery January 1, 2008

12 Tracks

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Genres
Metal

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