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, including George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Royce Campbell, Grant Green, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Howe, Russell Malone, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Randy Napoleon, and Emily Remler. Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to NPR Jazz Profiles "The Life and Music Of Wes Montgomery," the nickname "Wes" was a child's abbreviation of his middle name, Leslie.
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Top Songs by Wes Montgomery


'Round Midnight

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Wes Montgomery: Finest Hour

A Day in the Life

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Best Of/20th Century

California Dreaming

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No Blues

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Baby, It's Cold Outside

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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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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

Wes Montgomery: Verve Ultimate Cool

Wes Montgomery: Verve Ultimate Cool

Wes Montgomery January 1, 2013

12 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] (OJC Remaster)

Boss Guitar [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] (OJC Remaster)

Wes Montgomery January 1, 2010

11 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

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Genres
Metal

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