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Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery (Guitar)

Born: 6th March 1923, Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Died: 15th June 1968, Indianapolis, Indiana

Nationality: American

Artist's website: http://www.wesmontgomery.com

John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery 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.

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