Wes Montgomery

John Leslie Montgomery

Also known as В. Монтгомери, Уес Монтгомери, Уэс Монтгомери, J.L. Montgomery, John L. Montgomery, John L. Wes Montgomery, John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery, John Leslie Montgomery, Leslie "Wes" Montgomery, Montgomery, W. Montgomery, W.Montgomery, Wes, Wes Mantogomery
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Discography of Wes Montgomery:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Complete Live In Paris 1965 10 Audio 2003 Definitive Records (2)
2 Further Adventures Of Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery 6 Audio 1969 Verve Records
3 Cannonball Adderley And The Poll-Winners 6 Audio 1960 Riverside Records
4 Bags Meets Wes! 7 Audio 1962 Riverside Records
5 California Dreaming 10 Audio 1966 Verve Records
6 Jimmy & Wes - The Dynamic Duo 5 Audio 1966 Verve Records
7 The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery 8 Audio 2000 Riverside Records
8 The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery 8 Audio 1982
9 Bumpin' 8 Audio 1984 Verve Records
10 Goin' Out Of My Head 9 Audio Verve Records
11 Jazz Spectrum Vol. 8 9 Audio Metro Records
12 Wes' Best 8 Audio America Records
13 So Much Guitar! 8 Audio 1992
14 Willow Weep For Me 7 Audio 2002-04-23 Verve Records
15 Wes Montgomery's Finest Hour 16 Audio 2000-06-27 Verve Records
16 Road Song 9 Audio 1968
17 A Day In The Life 2 Audio 1967 A&M Records
18 A Day In The Life 10 Audio 1967
19 Jimmy & Wes - The Dynamic Duo 5 Audio 1966 Verve Records
20 Memorial 25 Audio
21 Tequila 8 Audio 1966 Verve Records
22 Jimmy & Wes - The Dynamic Duo 6 Audio 1997 Verve Records
23 Smokin' At The Half Note 11 Audio 2005 Verve Records
24 Wes Montgomery 20 Audio 1991 A&M Records
25 Willow Weep For Me 7 Audio 2002-04-23
26 Classics Volume 22 20 Audio 1987 A&M Records
27 The Best Of Wes Montgomery 14 Audio 2004 Riverside Records
28 Boss Guitar 8 Audio 1986
29 The Alternative Wes Montgomery 14 Audio 1982 Milestone Records
30 Bags Meets Wes! 7 Audio
31 The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery 8 Audio Riverside Records
32 Movin' Wes 11 Audio 1964
33 Greatest Hits 10 Audio 1970
34 The Best Of Wes Montgomery Volume II 8 Audio 1968 Verve Records
35 Down Here On The Ground 10 Audio 1968 A&M Records
36 Road Song 9 Audio 1968 A&M Records
37 California Dreaming 11 Audio 1997 Verve Records
38 Movin' Wes 11 Audio 1997 Verve Records
39 The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery 8 Audio 1982
40 The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery 8 Audio Riverside Records
41 The Joker / Trust In Me 2 Audio 1969 A&M Records
42 Movin' Along 7 Audio 1983
43 Easy Groove 8 Audio 1966
44 Jimmy & Wes - The Dynamic Duo 6 Audio 1997
45 Goin' Out Of My Head 9 Audio 2007 Verve Records
46 Tequila 8 Audio 1966 Verve Records
47 The Poll Winners - Giants Meeting 2 Audio Riverside Records
48 Further Adventures Of Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery 6 Audio 1969 Verve Records
49 The Small Group Recordings 11 Audio 1976 Verve Records
50 Smokin' At The Half Note 5 Audio 1966 Verve Records


American jazz guitarist

Born March 6, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Died June 15, 1968 of a sudden heart attack in his home town.

Wes is known for the use of his thumb rather than a plectrum; his trademark use of octaves in both melody and improvisation; his highly original melodic and rhythmic imaginaton. His favoured guitars were Gibson L5s strung with Gibson heavy gauge flat wound strings.

Brother of the pianist and vibraphonist [a=Buddy Montgomery] (1930-2009) and of the bassist [a=Monk Montgomery] (1921-1982).


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