Title
Boss guitar
Performer
Wes Montgomery 1925-1968 (gitaar) Mel Rhyne  (orgel) Jimmy Cobb 1929-2020 (drums)
Publisher
Riverside, 1989
1 cd
Recording date
1963
Playing time
00:53:25
Note
Met bonustracks (track 2, track 8) Remastered ed.
EAN
0025218026123 0025218626125 0090204012800
CDR
JEX6770
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 2 times in Flemish libraries

About Wes Montgomery

John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968) was an American jazz guitarist. One of the most influential guitarists of the twentieth century, Montgomery was known for an unusual technique of plucking the strings with the side of his thumb and his extensive use of octaves, which gave him a distinctive sound.

Montgomery often worked with his brothers Buddy (Charles F.) and Monk (William H.) and with organist Melvin Rhyne. His recordings up to 1965 were oriented towards hard bop, soul jazz, and post bop, but around 1965 he began recording more pop-oriented instrumental albums that found mainstream success. His later guitar style influenced jazz fusion and smooth jazz.

Biography

Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to NPR, the nickname "Wes" was a child's abbreviation of his middle name, Leslie. The family was large, and the parents split up early in the lives of the children…Read more on Wikipedia

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