WES MONTGOMERY

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John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery was an American jazz guitarist. He was born March 6, 1925, in Indianapolis, Indiana, as part of a musical family including his brothers Monk (string bass, electric bass) and Buddy (vibraphone, piano). He died of a heart attack on June 15, 1968.

Montgomery is best known for his unconventional technique on the guitar, which uses octaves and block chords to great extent in his solos, and by plucking the string with his right thumb in place of a pick. These techniques, the product of his self-taught method which would have likely been discouraged had he taken formal lessons, resulted in a unique voice on the guitar.

The bulk of Montgomery's recording career as a leader can be characterized in three parts. First, from 1959 to 1963, he recorded in mostly small group settings for the Riverside label. From 1964 through 1966 he was
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The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryThe Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
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In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording [2 CD]In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording [2 CD]
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Full HouseFull House
Riverside 2007
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WES MONTGOMERY Discography

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WES MONTGOMERY Fingerpickin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fingerpickin'
Hard Bop 1957
WES MONTGOMERY Montgomeryland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Montgomeryland
Hard Bop 1958
WES MONTGOMERY The Wes Montgomery Trio (aka Round Midnight) album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
The Wes Montgomery Trio (aka Round Midnight)
Hard Bop 1959
WES MONTGOMERY The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery album cover 4.88 | 10 ratings
The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Hard Bop 1960
WES MONTGOMERY Movin' Along (aka So Do It) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Movin' Along (aka So Do It)
Hard Bop 1960
WES MONTGOMERY So Much Guitar! album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
So Much Guitar!
Hard Bop 1961
WES MONTGOMERY Wes , Buddy And Monk Featuring Harold Land & Freddie Hubbard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wes , Buddy And Monk Featuring Harold Land & Freddie Hubbard
Hard Bop 1961
WES MONTGOMERY Boss Guitar (aka This Is Wes Montgomery) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Boss Guitar (aka This Is Wes Montgomery)
Hard Bop 1963
WES MONTGOMERY Fusion! (aka Dark Velvet aka In The Wee Small Hours) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Fusion! (aka Dark Velvet aka In The Wee Small Hours)
Hard Bop 1963
WES MONTGOMERY Guitar on the Go album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitar on the Go
Hard Bop 1963
WES MONTGOMERY Movin' Wes album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Movin' Wes
Hard Bop 1964
WES MONTGOMERY Go! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Go!
Hard Bop 1964
WES MONTGOMERY Vibratin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vibratin'
Hard Bop 1965
WES MONTGOMERY Bumpin' album cover 2.57 | 3 ratings
Bumpin'
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1965
WES MONTGOMERY Portrait of Wes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portrait of Wes
Hard Bop 1965
WES MONTGOMERY Goin' Out of My Head album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goin' Out of My Head
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
WES MONTGOMERY California Dreaming album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
California Dreaming
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
WES MONTGOMERY Tequila album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tequila
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
WES MONTGOMERY A Day in the Life album cover 2.05 | 2 ratings
A Day in the Life
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1967
WES MONTGOMERY Road Song album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Road Song
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1968
WES MONTGOMERY Down Here on the Ground album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Down Here on the Ground
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1968
WES MONTGOMERY Just Walkin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Walkin'
Hard Bop 1971
WES MONTGOMERY The Alternative Wes Montgomery album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Alternative Wes Montgomery
Hard Bop 1982
WES MONTGOMERY Moanin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moanin'
Hard Bop 1983
WES MONTGOMERY Born To Be Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Born To Be Blue
Hard Bop 1983
WES MONTGOMERY Besame Mucho album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Besame Mucho
Hard Bop 1983

WES MONTGOMERY EPs & splits

WES MONTGOMERY Wes Montgomery & The Montgomery-Johnson Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wes Montgomery & The Montgomery-Johnson Quintet
Hard Bop 2014
WES MONTGOMERY Wes Montgomery Quartet/ Booker Ervin Quartet With Chick Corea ‎: Live At Newport '67 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wes Montgomery Quartet/ Booker Ervin Quartet With Chick Corea ‎: Live At Newport '67
Hard Bop 2014

WES MONTGOMERY live albums

WES MONTGOMERY Full House album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Full House
Hard Bop 1962
WES MONTGOMERY The Paris Session (aka Solitude aka Full House aka Twisted Blues aka Round Midnight) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Paris Session (aka Solitude aka Full House aka Twisted Blues aka Round Midnight)
Hard Bop 1965
WES MONTGOMERY Smokin' At The Half Note (with Wynton Kelly Trio) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Smokin' At The Half Note (with Wynton Kelly Trio)
Hard Bop 1966
WES MONTGOMERY Willow Weep for Me album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Willow Weep for Me
Hard Bop 1968
WES MONTGOMERY Straight, No Chaser album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Straight, No Chaser
Hard Bop 1992
WES MONTGOMERY Live In Europe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Europe
Hard Bop 1992
WES MONTGOMERY Body and Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Body and Soul
Hard Bop 1996
WES MONTGOMERY A Good Git-Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Good Git-Together
Hard Bop 2004
WES MONTGOMERY Echoes of Indiana Avenue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Hard Bop 2012
WES MONTGOMERY Wes Montgomery & The Wynton Kelly Trio : The Unissued 1965 Half Note Broadcasts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wes Montgomery & The Wynton Kelly Trio : The Unissued 1965 Half Note Broadcasts
Hard Bop 2013
WES MONTGOMERY Wes Montgomery & The Montgomery-Johnson Quintet : Live At The Turf Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wes Montgomery & The Montgomery-Johnson Quintet : Live At The Turf Club
Hard Bop 2014
WES MONTGOMERY In The Beginning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In The Beginning
Hard Bop 2014
WES MONTGOMERY One Night In Indy album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
One Night In Indy
Hard Bop 2016
WES MONTGOMERY BBC Jazz 625+5 - 1965 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
BBC Jazz 625+5 - 1965
Hard Bop 2017

WES MONTGOMERY demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

WES MONTGOMERY re-issues & compilations

WES MONTGOMERY The Best of Wes Montgomery album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Wes Montgomery
Hard Bop 1967
WES MONTGOMERY Greatest Hits album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Greatest Hits
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1970
WES MONTGOMERY Solitude Part 2 (aka Jazz Guitar aka The Classic Sound Of...) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solitude Part 2 (aka Jazz Guitar aka The Classic Sound Of...)
Hard Bop 1973
WES MONTGOMERY Beginnings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beginnings
Hard Bop 1975
WES MONTGOMERY Pretty Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pretty Blue
Hard Bop 1975
WES MONTGOMERY The Small Group Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Small Group Recordings
Hard Bop 1976
WES MONTGOMERY Impressions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Impressions
Hard Bop 1978
WES MONTGOMERY Verve: The Silver Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve: The Silver Collection
Hard Bop 1984
WES MONTGOMERY Compact Jazz album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Compact Jazz
Hard Bop 1987
WES MONTGOMERY Wes Montgomery Plays the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wes Montgomery Plays the Blues
Hard Bop 1988
WES MONTGOMERY Live In Paris, 1965 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Paris, 1965
Hard Bop 1988
WES MONTGOMERY The Complete Riverside Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Riverside Recordings
Hard Bop 1993
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The Best of Wes
Hard Bop 1993
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Jazz Round Midnight
Hard Bop 1994
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Verve Jazz Masters 14
Hard Bop 1994
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'Round Midnight
Hard Bop 1994
WES MONTGOMERY Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides
Hard Bop 1995
WES MONTGOMERY Wes Montgomery Feat. Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones & Percy Heath album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wes Montgomery Feat. Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones & Percy Heath
Hard Bop 1995
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Wes Montgomery with Melvin Rhyne
Hard Bop 1996
WES MONTGOMERY Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz
Hard Bop 1996
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Encores Volume 1: Body & Soul
Hard Bop 1996
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Encores Volume 2: Blue 'n' Boogie
Hard Bop 1996
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Groove Brothers
Hard Bop 1998
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Ultimate Wes Montgomery
Hard Bop 1998
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Dangerous
Hard Bop 1999
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Wes Montgomery's Finest Hour
Hard Bop 2000
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The Artistry of Wes Montgomery
Hard Bop 2000
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Impressions Of Paris
Hard Bop 2000
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Complete Live in Paris 1965
Hard Bop 2003
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Navy Swing
Hard Bop 2004
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A Day In The Life / Down Here On The Ground
Hard Bop 2006
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20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Wes Montgomery
Hard Bop 2006
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Bumpin' on Sunset
Hard Bop 2007
WES MONTGOMERY Movin': The Compete Verve Recordings 1964-1968 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Movin': The Compete Verve Recordings 1964-1968
Hard Bop 2011
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Smooth Jazz
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 2012
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The Montgomeryland Sessions
Hard Bop 2013
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In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording
Hard Bop 2017
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Live At The BBC Studios 1965
Hard Bop 2018
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Wes's Best : The Best of Wes Montgomery on Resonance
Hard Bop 2019

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WES MONTGOMERY Greatest Hits

Boxset / Compilation · 1970 · Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
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Despite having a fairly short career, Wes Montgomery was one of the most talented and influential jazz guitarists ever. After a promising start as a soulful and bluesy hard boppist, Wes began making pop oriented albums in the early 60s and then suddenly died of a heart attack in the late 60s before he had a chance to get back to recording jazz albums again. “Greatest Hits” on the A&M label is a collection of the pop tunes Wes recorded for that label from the mid to late 60s. The tunes on here are a mixed bag, some are fairly cheezy while others give Wes a chance to show what he is capable of. To Montgomery’s credit, the cheeziest moments never come from him, but from the heavy handed arranger(s) who gets carried away with the strings and other window dressings (no credits are given, but that is probably the talented but sometimes excessive Don Sebesky handling the orchestra). On the other hand, Wes’s playing maintains its integrity and his blues roots never yield to the candy coated orchestrations.

The best tune on here is “Scarborough Fair”, which has little orchestra clutter, therefore allowing Wes to state the melody in free abstract form and then head straight for a cool flavored modal jam, sort of Coltrane-lite if you will. “I Say a Little Prayer” has sophisticated chord changes and one of Wes’ most energetic solos on the album and “Road Song” is a classic soul jazz groove with some good horn kicks. The rest of the cuts on here vary from okay to a couple that are not that great. Still, on every tune, Wes never drops the ball and remains creative and very much himself.

Even amongst Wes Montgomery’s pop tunes, this may not be the best collection, buts its not the worst either, sort of in-between. If you like Montgomery’s pop covers, or 60s pop jazz in general, then this may make a worthwhile purchase. Its not too hard to find it at a very reasonable price too.

WES MONTGOMERY A Day in the Life

Album · 1967 · Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
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Easily one of the top jazz guitarists of all time, Wes Montgomery spent much of his career recording commercial albums of varying quality. Unfortunately, “A Day in the Life” is not one of his best efforts, but it does have its moments. The first side starts off great with Wes playing the title track melody by the Beatles to a slow smokey groove. This sort of laid back bluesy cool is classic Montgomery territory and this album would have been great with more moments like this. Unfortunately, just as Wes is wrapping up his solo, arranger Don Sebesky decides to include the jaunty bouncy middle section of the classic Beatles’ tune ("grabbed my coat, grabbed my hat") and the whole track just loses its vibe right there. From there the album proceeds towards various pop ditties and lite bossa novas that are often buried under heavy handed string treatments. Pop-jazz can be just as valid and artistic as any other music, but not most of the tunes on this album. The cover of “When a Man Loves a Woman” is a good example of this album’s faults with its overbearing strings and simple reading of the tune, Montgomery is capable of so much more than this.

As mentioned earlier, there are some good tracks on here; “California Nights” is cool Latin tinged exotica, and the album closer, “The Joker”, has a great Afro-Cuban groove and some real jazz soloing from Wes. Add to those two, the good part of the opening cut, and you have a few worthwhile tracks for the collector of Montgomery’s best music.

WES MONTGOMERY Bumpin'

Album · 1965 · Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
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“Bumpin” is a fairly typical 60s Verve/Creed Taylor album, sporting a beautiful gatefold album cover that houses well produced, but fairly commercial music that mixes jazz and pop elements. Some of these Verve albums are better than others, "Bumpin" has its moments, but its not one of the best, nor is it the worse either. The talented Wes Montgomery is the star and its no big surprise to see that Don Sebesky is the arranger. Sebesky is often the make or break on these songs as his orchestrations range from clever and modern, to over-done and syrupy sentimental.

The album opens with two of the best cuts, “Bumpin” is cool noire swing blues and Sebesky’s strings add perfect dark touches, and “Tear it Down” is one of the few ‘real jazz’ cuts on here with Montogomery taking a nice hard bop solo. Although “Tear it Down” isn’t a pop number, you still get the idea that Wes is being coached to take it easy. The following two cuts are classic 60s easy listening with “Con Aolma” being a pleasant listen with its Latin groove, harp glissandos and pizzacato string accents, but “A Quiet Thing” is unbearable in its massive sentimental schmaltz.

Side two continues with more cuts in the Latin flavored easy listening vibe with “Here’s that Rainy Day” featuring another well done, but relaxed guitar solo. The album closes out with “Musty”, another swing based blues that allows Wes to play some nice blues/jazz licks, but the song keeps getting swamped with Sebesky’s heavy handed strings. There are probably a few cuts on here that are of interest to Wes Montgomery fans, and a few more that might interest fans of 60s artsy easy listening and exotica, but there are a few cuts on here that are pure fluff, or worse. The title cut is the best, and makes for quite a find for the collector of interesting instrumentals. If you find this record for as cheap as I did, its worth it for that one track alone, plus there are a few other cuts that aren't too bad either.

WES MONTGOMERY The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

Album · 1960 · Hard Bop
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This album's title is no idle boast, no mere braggadocio. Wes Montgomery is quite possibly the greatest talent to have ever graced the guitar, and this recording is what would both introduce him to the jazz world at large, including his unique and quintessential approach to the instrument, and establish his presence as a musical giant.

The album is evenly split between standards and original compositions. The standards open with the Sonny Rollins composition Airegin (Nigeria spelt backwards, for those who are wondering). This essentially serves as Montgomery's tour de force: At the time, it was one of the most difficult compositions to play over and to this day it remains a challenging piece. Nonetheless, Montgomery navigates the unforgiving changes with elegance and grace, his playing deceptive: The tasteful, understated lines neatly mask the incredible complexity of what is happening.

The next two standards are Polkadots and Moonbeams (track 3), and In Your Own Sweet Way (track 6). These two are the ballads of the album, and they demonstrate a completely different side of Wes' playing. Delicate and heart-wrenching, Montgomery uses his guitar to elicit emotions in a way that is usually reserved to horn players. Polkadots demonstrates his affinity for octaves, creating a delicate, floating sound which invites the listener to drift along with it. In contrast, Sweet Way begins with an aching chord melody that pushes the song's harmonies to their limits, followed by what would become one of the most influential guitar solos ever recorded.

Finally, the album closes with Gone With The Wind. A light, easy swinger, the song is the perfect vehicle to illustrate Wes' tasteful playing. , The original compositions include D Natural Blues (track 2), Four on Six (track 4), West Coast Blues (track 5), and Mr. Walker (Renie) (track 7). D Natural Blues offers Wes' slick take on this classic form of jazz, and while it can be subject to cliché it's nonetheless a great opportunity to hear the band grooving.

Four on Six, however, is the centrepiece of the album. The only Wes original from here that would go on to become a standard, it begins with a driving bass ostinato outlining the chord changes. The guitar solo on this song is quintessential Wes, and anyone looking to understand what he was all about should look no further. It shows off his idiosyncratic style of beginning with single note lines, building to octaves, and finally culminating in block chords, and it does so to great effect. If you're a musician in general and a guitarist in particular, this solo is essential listening. However, be sure to check out the ultimate recording of this song on his album Smokin' At The Half Note, which takes what's done here, builds on it, and tops it in a way one would never have thought possible.

West Coast Blues, with it's bouncing chord changes, 12/8 time signature and slippery, almost Monk-like melody lines, is a bit more of a modern take on the I-IV-V than the earlier D Natural Blues. Fantastic playing on this one as well, which has become a classic Wes cut and a must-learn for any jazz guitarist.

Finally, there's Mr. Walker. This is actually one of my personal favourite Wes compositions and I'm surprised it doesn't get more attention. It's the albums only latin-influenced cut (although Wes would get more into that later), and it's a breath of fresh air. It contrasts a mean, swaggering A section with an open, floating B section, and the playing is terrific, with Wes manipulating the (admittedly simple) changes to great advantage and pulling out all the stops on the second chorus with octaves galore. Tommy Flanagan also plays a wonderful solo on this one, with his soaring piano lines amplifying the effect of the B section.

It may seem odd that this is the first mention of the band but their playing is actually rather underwhelming on this album. While I'm usually a fan of Flanagan, his playing doesn't stand out on this album (which could quite likely be intentional, given the album's spotlight on Wes), and the brothers Heath get the job done, but that's it. The aforementioned Smokin' At The Half Note is a great example of Wes playing with other musicians who are truly of his calibre, and it is not to be missed.

Nonetheless, this recording is still a fantastic portrait of one of the greatest figures in the world of guitar. Any fan of jazz should hear it, any jazz musician should own it, and any jazz guitarist should know it by heart.

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