Wes Montgomery – Groove Yard


Wes Montgomery was an American jazz guitarist, one of the most influential of the 20th century. He was known for an unusual technique of plucking the strings with the side of his thumb and his extensive use of octaves, which granted him a distinctive sound. 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. His later guitar style influenced jazz fusion and smooth jazz. At the peak of his popularity, Montgomery died of a heart attack on June 15, 1968, while at home in Indianapolis. In Groove Yard Wes Montgomery plays with his brothers: Buddy on piano and Monk on double bass. It was the seventh album with the family, recorded in a single day. Groove Yard was released on January 1961.

180 gram Audiophile Vinyl
Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve, Limited Edition
Label: Jazz Images
Cat. # 37098

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