Wes Montgomery – The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of


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. The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery was released in 1960 and is considered by many fans and critics to be the pinnacle of Montgomery’s recorded studio work. In 2017, the album was selected for the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.

Images by iconic photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir
180 gram pure virgin vinyl
Deluxe Gatefold Set, Limited Edition
Cat. # 37050

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