Wes Montgomery

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by Wes Montgomery

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John Leslie Montgomery, 6 March 1923, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, d. 15 June 1968, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Montgomery was inspired to take up the guitar after hearing records by Charlie Christian. Nearly 20 years old at the time, he taught himself to play by adapting what he heard on records to what he could accomplish himself. Guided in part by Christian’s example, but also by the need to find a way of playing that did not alienate his neighbours, he evolved a uniquely quiet style.... Read more

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jazz
jazz guitar
guitar
hard bop
blues
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