Wes Montgomery
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1923-03-06
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Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery Biography (Wikipedia)

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). His recordings up to 1965 were generally oriented towards hard bop, soul jazz and post bop, while circa 1965 he began recording more pop-oriented instrumental albums that featured less improvisation but found mainstream success and could be classified as crossover jazz or early smooth jazz.

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Round Midnight
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Round Midnight
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California Nights
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California Nights
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Polka Dots and Moonbeams
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Polka Dots and Moonbeams
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West Coast Blues
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West Coast Blues
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The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
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The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
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Movin' Wes
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Movin' Wes
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Caravan
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Caravan
Jimmy Smith
King Of The Road
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King Of The Road
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You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
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You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
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If You Could See Me Now
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If You Could See Me Now
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Tear It Down
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Tear It Down
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Round About Midnight
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Round About Midnight
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Unit Seven
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Unit Seven
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West Coast blues
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West Coast blues
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Bumpin' On Sunset
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Bumpin' On Sunset
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In The Wee Small Hours
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In The Wee Small Hours
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Gone With The Wind
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Gone With The Wind
Milt Jackson Sextet
Stairway To The Stars (Take 6)
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Stairway To The Stars (Take 6)
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Surrey With The Fringe On Top
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Surrey With The Fringe On Top
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Solo Ballad in A Major
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Solo Ballad in A Major
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