Wes Montgomery

Real Name:
John Leslie Montgomery
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American jazz guitarist.

Born: 6 March 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Died: 15 June 1968 (sudden heart attack) in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (aged 45).

Wes is known for the use of his thumb rather than a plectrum; his trademark use of octaves in both melody and improvisation; his highly original melodic and rhythmic imaginaton. His favoured guitars were Gibson L5s strung with Gibson heavy gauge flat wound strings.

Brother of the pianist and vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery (1930–2009), and of the bassist Monk Montgomery (1921–1982).
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Wes Montgomery - Movin' Along album art Wes Montgomery Movin' Along (Album) Riverside Records 1960 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery album art Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Album) Riverside Records UK 1960 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Montgomeryland album art Wes Montgomery Montgomeryland (Album) Pacific Jazz Japan 1958 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - SO Much Guitar! album art Wes Montgomery SO Much Guitar! (Album) Riverside Records Spain 1961 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Full House album art Wes Montgomery Full House (Album, Comp) Riverside Records Japan 1962 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Bags Meets Wes! album art Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery - Bags Meets Wes! (Album) Riverside Records France 1962 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Boss Guitar album art Wes Montgomery Boss Guitar (Album) Riverside Records UK 1963 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Fusion! album art Wes Montgomery Fusion! (Album) Riverside Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Go! album art Wes Montgomery Go! (Album) Fontana Italy 1964 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Movin' Wes album art Wes Montgomery Movin' Wes (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records Italy 1964 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Bumpin' album art Wes Montgomery Bumpin' (Album) Verve Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note album art Wynton Kelly Trio / Wes Montgomery Wynton Kelly Trio / Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note (Album, Comp) Verve Records UK 1965 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out Of My Head album art Wes Montgomery Goin' Out Of My Head (Album) Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - California Dreaming album art Wes Montgomery California Dreaming (Album) Verve Records Germany 1966 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Tequila album art Wes Montgomery Tequila (Album) Verve Records Germany 1966 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Jimmy & Wes - The Dynamic Duo album art Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - Jimmy & Wes - The Dynamic Duo (Album) Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - A Day In The Life album art Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Kismet album art The Mastersounds With Wes Montgomery The Mastersounds With Wes Montgomery - Kismet (Album) Pacific Jazz US 1967 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Road Song album art Wes Montgomery Road Song (Album) A&M Records, CTI Records New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Down Here On The Ground album art Wes Montgomery Down Here On The Ground (Album) A&M Records, CTI Records, A&M Records, CTI Records US 1968 Sell This Version
RPL 14-8 Wes Montgomery - Top Pops #254 album art Various / Wes Montgomery Various / Wes Montgomery - Top Pops #254(LP, Transcription) Armed Forces Radio & Television Service Station Library RPL 14-8 US 1968 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Further Adventures Of Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery album art Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - Further Adventures Of Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery (Album) Verve Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Willow Weep For Me album art Wes Montgomery Willow Weep For Me (Album) Verve Records US 1968 Sell This Version
SP-4247-LLP Wes Montgomery - Greatest Hits album art Wes Montgomery Greatest Hits(7", MiniAlbum, Jukebox) A&M Records SP-4247-LLP US 1970 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery - Just Walkin' album art Wes Montgomery Just Walkin' (Album) Verve Records US 1971 Sell This Version