Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery

Real Name:
John Leslie Montgomery
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American jazz guitarist.

Born: 6 March 1925 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 Discography

Albums

RLP 12-320 Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-320 Netherlands 1960 Sell This Version
PJ5, PJ-5 Monk Montgomery, Wes Montgomery, Buddy Montgomery, Harold Land, Pony Poindexter, Louis Hayes, Tony Bazley Monk Montgomery, Wes Montgomery, Buddy Montgomery, Harold Land, Pony Poindexter, Louis Hayes, Tony Bazley - Montgomeryland (Album) Pacific Jazz Records, Pacific Jazz Records PJ5, PJ-5 US 1960 Sell This Version
RLP-342 Wes Montgomery Movin' Along (Album) Riverside Records RLP-342 US 1960 Sell This Version
27 355 Wes Montgomery SO Much Guitar! (Album) Riverside Records 27 355 Spain 1961 Sell This Version
WM 2032 (RLP-434) Wes Montgomery Full House (Album, Comp) Riverside Records WM 2032 (RLP-434) Japan 1962 Sell This Version
RLP 407 Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery - Bags Meets Wes! (Album) Riverside Records RLP 407 France & Benelux 1962 Sell This Version
RLP 459 Wes Montgomery Boss Guitar (Album) Riverside Records RLP 459 UK 1963 Sell This Version
RM 472 Wes Montgomery Fusion! (Album) Riverside Records RM 472 US 1963 Sell This Version
683 259 JCL Wes Montgomery Go! (Album) Fontana 683 259 JCL Italy 1964 Sell This Version
V6-8610, V6/8610 Wes Montgomery Movin' Wes (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-8610, V6/8610 US 1964 Sell This Version
V6-8625 (E), V6-8625 (D) Wes Montgomery Bumpin' (Album) Verve Records V6-8625 (E), V6-8625 (D) Canada 1965 Sell This Version
V6-8672 Wes Montgomery California Dreaming (Album) Verve Records V6-8672 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
V-8678 Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - Jimmy & Wes - The Dynamic Duo (Album, Comp) Verve Records V-8678 US 1966 Sell This Version
V-8642, V/8642 Wes Montgomery Goin' Out Of My Head (Album) Verve Records V-8642, V/8642 US 1966 Sell This Version
V-8653 Wes Montgomery Tequila (Album) Verve Records V-8653 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
V-8633 Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio - Smokin' At The Half Note (Album) Verve Records V-8633 US 1966 Sell This Version
V6-8714 Wes Montgomery The Best Of Wes Montgomery (Comp) Verve Records V6-8714 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
AMLS2001 Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLS2001 UK 1967 Sell This Version
ST-20130 The Mastersounds With Wes Montgomery The Mastersounds With Wes Montgomery - Kismet(LP, Album, RE) Pacific Jazz Records ST-20130 US 1967 Sell This Version
AMP-7034 (SP 3012) Wes Montgomery Road Song (Album) A&M Records, CTI Records AMP-7034 (SP 3012) Japan 1968 Sell This Version
HDAS 371-16 Wes Montgomery Down Here On The Ground (Album) A&M Records, CTI Records HDAS 371-16 Spain 1968 Sell This Version
RPL 14-8 Various / Wes Montgomery Various / Wes Montgomery - Top Pops # 254(LP, Transcription) AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio & Television Service) RPL 14-8 US 1968 Sell This Version
V6-8766 Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - Further Adventures Of Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery (Album) Verve Records V6-8766 US 1969 Sell This Version
SVLP 9238 Wes Montgomery Willow Weep For Me (Album) Verve Records SVLP 9238 UK 1968 Sell This Version
SP-4247-LLP Wes Montgomery Greatest Hits(7", MiniAlbum, Jukebox) A&M Records SP-4247-LLP US 1970 Sell This Version