Any "appreciators" of Wes Montgomery here? Insight....

JohnnyVibesAZ

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I used to call Wes Montgomery "Mr. Golden Thumb". He played very listenable jazz, and was one of a kind.
 

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Just getting into Wes Montgomery recently. Great post here, I will be doing some dip listening this week!
 

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Thank you thank you thank you ,
I was in a gift shop in a museum about 6 months and had been recently getting into jazz and heard some jazz playing on the system in there I really liked but didn’t know who it was until now !!!!
 

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I loved his album “Day in the Life” he does some Beatles covers . Grady Tate is excellent on this album
 

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Been learning this tune to put into my band repertoire.
 

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Count me in as well, have some vinyl of Wes here.
Wish he lived longer so we could heard more of his talent
 

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Wes was one of the first jazz guys that got my attention years ago. Ive noticed being younger and coming from a rock background, that as much as I equally love horns in jazz music, I am still always drawn to the guitar lead. And Wes was the master at what he did.

Probably why some of my newer favorites are Nir Felder, Gilad Hekselman and Lage Lund. Is just not being able to get away from loving that guitar lead in a jazz or jazz fusion context
 

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Huge Wes Montgomery fan! Been listening to Wes for going on fifty years now.

 

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Always loved this - first jazz tune me and my guitar player friend in high school ( no bass player) tried to play. Jimmy Cobb - Wynton Kelly - Paul Chambers. I read that this is from the same session that produced Smokin at the Half Note - they are certainly smokin here!!
 


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