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

Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Album) Riverside Records Netherlands 1960 Sell This Version
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 US 1960 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery Movin' Along (Album) Riverside Records 1960 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery SO Much Guitar! (Album) Riverside Records Spain 1961 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery Full House (Album, Comp) Riverside Records Japan 1962 Sell This Version
Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery - Bags Meets Wes! (Album) Riverside Records France & Benelux 1962 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery Boss Guitar (Album) Riverside Records UK 1963 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery Fusion! (Album) Riverside Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery Go! (Album) Fontana Italy 1964 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery Movin' Wes (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery Bumpin' (Album) Verve Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery California Dreaming (Album) Verve Records Germany 1966 Sell This Version
Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - Jimmy & Wes - The Dynamic Duo (Album, Comp) Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery Goin' Out Of My Head (Album) Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery Tequila (Album) Verve Records Germany 1966 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio - Smokin' At The Half Note (Album) Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery The Best Of Wes Montgomery (Comp) Verve Records New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 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
Wes Montgomery Road Song (Album) A&M Records, CTI Records Japan 1968 Sell This Version
Wes Montgomery Down Here On The Ground (Album) A&M Records, CTI Records 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
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) Verve Records 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