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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Wes Montgomery. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Wes Montgomery, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Wes Montgomery. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Wes Montgomery, often where they are interviewed.

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Ep. 30 - Wes Montgomery feat. John Russell of Gnawing

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*plays the lick once* ya like,,,,, jazz???? 

Wow, are we really back? Yeah I guess so!! Emo Trash is back, and to further emphasis how non-linear all of life is nowadays, we're back with a jazz record!!!! Listen on to hear us discuss the smooth, upbeat, and memorable riffs of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery's "Movin' Wes" with our special guest John Russell of Gnawing!! 

Find John (@basterdofyoung) and Gnawing (@gnawinggg) on twitter wherever you get internet served hot and fresh!! 

Do yourself a favor and spend a long car drive or a big cup of coffee's worth of time on listening to Wes Montgomery (wherever soundfiles make their way to your earholes).

As always, Intro and Outro- Sleep Schedule by The Lovely Future Teens

Sep 08 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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JAZZIZ Last Call: Talking Wes Montgomery with Guitarist Norman Brown

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Norman Brown is a Grammy award-winning contemporary jazz guitarist who has sold over 2 million albums in his career. He has been called “one of the greatest, most articulate guitarists out there” by George Benson. His new album ‘Heart to Heart’ is due out August 7 on Shanachie Records.

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Jul 20 2020 · 43mins

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Wes Montgomery Tribute

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This week on Cultural Manifesto host Kyle Long celebrates the 97th anniversary of the birth of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. Kyle shares interviews featuring Wes' family, friends, and fellow musicians - including Herbie Hancock, Zakir Hussain, and others.
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WES MONTGOMERY (Portrait of Wes) - (BOB BOSS)

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Wes Montgomery “Portrait of Wes”  (with Bob Boss)

 Wes Montgomery was perhaps the most innovative guitarist in the history of modern jazz. Everyone who followed owes something to the master, who died too young at the age of 45 in 1968. RHS welcomes guitar master Bob Boss to dive into the Wes Montgomery Rabbit Hole.

Feb 26 2020 · 36mins
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Wes Montgomery - A Day In The Life

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Sure, Wes is a Jazz legend who redefined the sound of guitar but this late-era gem is everywhere and not flying off shelves. If he was a punk rocker they may have called him a sellout at this point.  Nonetheless, this Billboard-busting cash cow still has some magic to behold.

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Nov 19 2019 · 37mins
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Wes Montgomery Guitarist Part 2 VV-017

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In today’s VINYL VIBRATIONS podcast, I continue to tour early vinyl records that showcase JAZZ GUITARIST GREAT WES MONTGOMERY. The recording presented in this podcast are a compilation from my own LP collection – – from the golden age of vinyl. I heard these Montgomery Brothers LPs during my childhood. These records were a frequent play on my parent’s Hi-Fi record player – you could stack up to 10 records, and Wes Montgomery was a regular in that record stack.Today, I will pick more of Wes Montgomerys best recordings, made between 1961 and 1968, In those years Wes would have been between the ages of 38 and 45.

  1. Love For Sale (Cole Porter 1930 ) Rec Oct 9, 1961, Buddy Montgomery vibes, George Shearing piano, Monk Montgomery electric bass, Walter Perkins drums, WES and FRIENDS, Milestone 1973 remaster 3:32 from the musical The New Yorkers The song is written from the viewpoint of a prostitute advertising various kinds of “love for sale”: “Old love, new love, every love but true love“.
  2. No Hard Feelings (Buddy Montgomery) Rec Oct 9, 1961, Buddy Montgomery vibes, George Shearing piano, Monk Montgomery electric bass, Walter Perkins drums, WES and FRIENDS, Milestone 1973 remaster 3:45
  3. Born To Be Blue (Mel Torme) Rec Apr 22 1963 Wes Montgomery guitar, Mel Rhyne organ Jimmy Cobb drums The Alternative Wes Montgomery Milestone Records 1963 Produced Orrin Keepnews 7:23 I can hear contemporary Pat Martino through this Wes Montgomery guitar part.
  4. Fried Pies (Wes Montgomery) Rec Apr 22 1963 Wes Montgomery guitar, Mel Rhyne organ Jimmy Cobb drums The Alternative Wes Montgomery Milestone Records 1963 Produced Orrin Keepnews 6:34      awesome thumb pluck technique half way into song
  5. Besame Mucho take 2 (Consuelo Velazquez 1940) Rec Apr 22 1963 Mel Rhyne organ Jimmy Cobb drums The Alternative Wes Montgomery Milestone Records 1963 Produced Orrin Keepnews   6:24    An exceptional improviser the likes of Joe Pass guitar and Oscar Peterson piano improvisation. The content is massive, each listen draws out another impressive sound. The story goes that WM was often not satisfied with his recordings. That;s\\’s nothing unusual for a god musician. Sure there are musicians that sit once and nail the take. Peter Keepnews was WM’s producer during the Riverside Records years. These tracks are WM’s rejects, and they sound so very good. This song used in the 1987 Brazilian film Besame Mucho.
  6. I’ll Be Back, (Lennon-McCartney) Recorded May 7, 1968, “Road Song”, A&M Records, 2:30 Herbie Hancock piano, Richard Davis Bass, Grady Tate drums, and a cast of many in the orchestra.goes back and forth from major to minor.
  7. Road Song (Wes Montgomery) rec May 8,1968 “Road Song”, A&M Records, 3:50 Herbie Hancock Piano , Richard Davis Bass, Ed Shaughnessy drumsalso flute oboe recorder bassoon trumpet clarinet trombone french horn violin viola cello harpsicord and percussion parts..,. final recording before his death on June 15, 1968. A lot of Octave playing in this song.

First let’s recap what we learned about Wes in Part 1

  • He was born in 1923 in Indianapolis INDIANA,
  • Wes has two musician brothers – Monk Montgomery on bass and Buddy Montgomery on piano and vibes
  • They recorded as the Montgomery Brothers in the 1950s
  • Wes recorded with Pacific Jazz in the 1950s and then Riverside Records 1959-1963, and also VERVE and A&M records from 1964 to 1968
  • The music style, it is jazz guitar, bebop
  • An Original technique: Wes ‘plucks’ the guitar string with his thumb – not a guitar pick
  • Guitar solos used three-tier approach: 1 single notes 2 octave notes 3 block chord melodies
  • That octave string sound became known as “THE NAPTOWN SOUND” , naptown being Indianapolis
  • Wes was a self-taught musician !!
  • He learned Charlie Christian songs note-for-note by listening to records,
  • Lionel Hampton hired Wes for that reason, Wes then toured for 1-1/2 years with Lionel
  • He preferred to play in a jazz trio, quartet or quintet format, with his brothers

So today let’s continue with his recording in 1961 and two songs, in particular, M1 LOVE FOR SALE and M2 NO HARD FEELINGS On VINYL VIBRATIONS !

M1 Our first song is Love For Sale by Cole Porter, written in 1930, and this is Wes’s excellent interpretation. The song Love For Sale is from the musical The New Yorkers. The song is written from the perspective of a sex worker. The lyrics say it all: “Old love, new love, every love but true love“. The song was considered in bad taste, and was banned from radio airplay. Two versions went to top 20 in 1931 and other versions of the song were played as instrumentals. What we have NOW is a Wes Montgomery rendition, recorded some 30 years later, Oct of 1961. The tune shifts between a major and minor feeling that’s a signature attribute for Porter. There is an ultra clean upbeat sound to this song. With George Shearing on piano, what a great assembly of artists.

The song features:

  • Buddy Montgomery vibes,
  • George Shearing piano,
  • Monk Montgomery electric bass,
  • Walter Perkins drums,

From the album WES and FRIENDS,

M2 No Hard Feelings written by Buddy Montgomery, and recorded in October of 1961. What an interesting song line, with the theme as a base and piano playing opposite each other. The up-tempo antics of Shearing and Montgomery is impressive almost 55 years after it was recorded. That’s George Shearing on piano, George Shearing is 42, 4 years older than Wes

  • On electric bass, Monk Montgomery
  • Buddy Montgomery is on vibes and the song composer,
  • Wes on guitar and Walter Perkins drums,
  • From the two-LP set titled WES and FRIENDS,

Born To Be Blue a Mel Torme composition, Recorded in 1963, with

  • Wes Montgomery guitar,
  • Mel Rhyne organ
  • Jimmy Cobb drums

The Alternative Wes Montgomery Milestone Records 1963. 7:23

I can hear contemporary guitarist Pat Martino through the Wes Montgomery guitar part on Born To Be Blue.

Even today, Wes’s techniques like octaves, block chord melody solo, are the kind of things jazz guitar students strive to accomplish, even partially. Contemporary guitarists trace their guitar influences back to Wes Montgomery, many consider Montgomery the greatest influence among modern jazz guitarists. Names like Pat Metheny, George Benson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix, Lee Ritenour, Larry Coryell, and Pat Martino have pointed to him numerous times as a great influence.

M4 Fried Pies by Wes Montgomery, recorded in 1963 with

  • Wes Montgomery guitar,
  • Mel Rhyne organ
  • Jimmy Cobb drums

From the double LP The Alternative Wes Montgomery . 6:34

In just one year ,1964, Montgomery will move to VERVE RECORDS where he will release ten albums in 4 years. With Verve, Wes will be taken in a different direction, and crossover into pop/jazz style, where he did well and gained recognition in the mid 1960s. In 1966 he won a Grammy Award for “Best Instrumental Jazz Performance”.

M5 Besame Mucho take 2 (BAY SAW MAY MOO CHO) composed by Consuelo Velazquez 1940 and Wes recorded this rendition in 1963.

  • Wes Montgomery on guitar
  • Mel Rhyne on organ with bass pedals
  • Jimmy Cobb drums

From the 2-LP set The Alternative Wes Montgomery, 1963, Milestone Records. On this song, Wes is an exceptional improviser I compare his wizardry to that of Joe Pass-guitar and Oscar Peterson-piano improvisations that go on for minutes. The song is rich with ideas, and each listen draws out another impressive sound. The story goes that Wes Montgomery was often not satisfied with his recordings, and would himself reject takes…well…that’s not unusual for any self-respecting musician, but word is that he was a bit of a perfectionist…. So these tracks, Wes’s rejects, do SOUND VERY GOOD. The song Besame Mucho was used in the 1987 Brazilian film by the same name.

 M6 I’ll Be Back, a Lennon-McCartney song, recorded in May of 1968, on the “Road Song” LP, A&M Records. A shorter pop tune at 2 minutes 30 seconds. The move to A&M Records firmly places Wes Montgomery in the POP/JAZZ world, taking the pop hits of the day and adding Wes as a lead guitar part.

On I’ll Be Back the artists were:

  • Herbie Hancock piano,
  • Wes Montgomery guitar
  • Richard Davis Bass,
  • Grady Tate drums,

…and a cast of many in the orchestra.

 Like many Lennon McCartney songs, ILL BE BACK goes back and forth from major to minor. But with the orchestra – – did Wes Montgomery really enjoy what he was doing? There is such a difference as compared to his favorite format—a jazz trio.

M7 Road Song was composed by Wes Montgomery and recorded May 8,1968 and released on the album “Road Song”, on A&M Records

The song showcases what Wes is known for in JAZZ circles, now going to a much broader POP base. So in this song there is extensive Octave playing (level 2 of the 3-level, solo technique)

ROAD SONG features :

  • Herbie Hancock Piano ,
  • Richard Davis Bass,
  • Ed Shaughnessy drums
  • and small orchestra

This song is very probably the final recording before Montgomery’s death. Montgomery had just returned from a tour with his quintet

On the morning of June 15, 1968, while at home in Indianapolis, Indiana, Montgomery died of a heart attack —he was only 45 years old at the time of his death….and was at the top of his fame. Montgomery earned a high level of popular acceptance and set the bar so much higher for young and aspiring jazz guitarists. A year following his death, in 1969, he won a second Grammy, again for “Best Instrumental Jazz Performance”

  1. Love For Sale (Cole Porter 1930 ) Rec Oct 9, 1961, “WES and FRIENDS“,Milestone 1973 remaster 3:32
  2. No Hard Feelings (Buddy Montgomery) Rec Oct 9, 1961, “WES and FRIENDS”, Milestone 1973 remaster 3:45
  3. Born To Be Blue (Mel Torme) Rec Apr 22 1963 “The Alternative Wes Montgomery” Milestone Records 1963 7:23
  4. Fried Pies (Wes Montgomery) Rec Apr 22 1963 “The Alternative Wes Montgomery” Milestone Records 1963 6:34
  5. Besame Mucho take 2 (Consuelo Velazquez 1940) Rec Apr 22 1963 “The Alternative Wes Montgomery” Milestone Records 1963
  6. I’ll Be Back, (Lennon-McCartney) Recorded May 7, 1968, “Road Song”, A&M Records, 2:30
  7. Road Song (Wes Montgomery) rec May 8,1968 “Road Song”, A&M Records 1968, 3:50
May 08 2018 · 50mins
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Wes Montgomery Guitarist VV-016

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In today’s VINYL VIBRATIONS podcast, I tour some early vinyl records that showcase JAZZ GUITARIST GREAT WES MONTGOMERY. The recording presented in this podcast are a compilation from my LP collection from the golden age of vinyl. From my father’s LP record collection, I heard these LPs during my childhood. These LPs were a frequent play on the house Hi-Fi — it had a stackable record player. Wes Montgomery was a regular in that record stack..Jazz renditions by Wes Montgomery have had a big influence on my musical development and my music interest since that time – – some 55 years ago !

Wes Montgomery Part 1 (1959-1961)

PART 1

  1. Round Midnight (music by Thelonious Monk 1944) Recorded Oct 5-6, 1959, Wes Montgomery guitar, Melvin Rhyne organ, Paul Parker drums. 4:49 Remaster 1968 Riverside Records. …bebop. Original LP: “THE WES MONTGOMERY TRIO, A Dynamic New Sound for Guitar/Organ/Drums”
  2. Yesterdays (music by Jerome Kern 1933-from Roberta) Recorded Oct 5-6, 1959 Wes Montgomery guitar, Melvin Rhyne organ, Paul Parker drums. 3:13 Remaster 1968 Riverside Records …‘brightswing 200’ much faster pace than the Roberts play song. Original LP: “THE WES MONTGOMERY TRIO, A Dynamic New Sound for Guitar/Organ/Drums”
  3. Love Walked In (music by George Gershwin 1930) recorded October 9, 1961 Wes Montgomery guitar, George Shearing Piano, Buddy Montgomery Vibes, Monk Montgomery Bass, Walter Perkins Drums. Riverside Records remaster, 1968. What a dynamite jazz rendition of this George Gershwin music classic, by Wes Montgomery and George Shearing. What do we know about the musical family “Montgomery”. 2:10
  4. Airegin (Sonny Rollins) Wes Montgomery guitar, Tommy Flanagn piano, Percy Heath bass, Albert Heath druma. Recorded January 1960. Riverside Records 4:26 Note the tight synch between drummer and wes , wes is weaved into the rhythm section.
  5. Four on Six (Wes Montgomery) Wes Montgomery guitar, Tommy Flanagn piano, Percy Heath bass, Albert Heath druma. Recorded January 1960. Riverside Records 6:10 long one there is plenty of time to develop the theme and have a more ideas play out
  6. Tune Up-Take 9 (Miles Davis) Recorded Oct 12, 1960 Wes Montgomery guitar, James Clay, Flute, Victor Feldman, Piano, Sam Jones Bass, Bobby Thomas drums, Produced by Orrin Keepnews, released in 1963, consists of alternate unissued takes (1960-1963) from previously issued albums on the Riverside label   4:39
  7. Bock to Bock-take 1 (Buddy Montgomery) Recorded Jan 3, 1961 for “The Montgomery Brothers-Groove Yard” in 1961 , Wes Montgomery guitar, Buddy Montgomery piano, Monk Montgomery bass, Bobby Thomas drums. Orinially produced by Orrin Keepnews, released in 1963, consists of alternate unissued takes (1960-1963) from previously issued albums on the Riverside label 5:35

Today in Part 1, I will pick some of Wes Montgomery best recordings, made between 1959 and 1961, – – – he was between the young ages of 36 and 38. Wes Montgomery had just signed with Riverside Records. There would be several LP and LP Sets released with Riverside over the next seven years…a prolific period for Wes!

What do we know about Wes Montgomery ?

John Leslie Montgomery was born March 6, 1923 in Indianapolis. He was called Wes, the baby pronunciation of his name, Leslie.

 Amazing Technique fact 1

Wes Montgomery is a SELF TAUGHT musician, learning by ear, starting at age12 on a tenor guitar, then at age 20, he began playing a 6-string guitar. He had listened and learned from the recordings of his guitar idol,

CHARLIE CHRISTIAN. Wes Montgomery learned these melodies and riffs … by ear. That is an amazing fact.

Wes grew up with two musician brothers – – Monk Montgomery plays bass, and Buddy Montgomery plays piano and vibes. Montgomery did most of his early performance work in the 1950’s in Indanapolis, with his brothers, and together with with Indianapolis organist Melvin Rhyne – – they recorded from 1957-1959 for the PACIFIC JAZZ label.

The story goes that Wes learned how to play Charlie Christian songs by memory, note-for-note, and that Lionel Hampton hired Wes for this reason. His early professional history began by briefly TOURING with Lionell Hampton’s orchestra, from 1948-1950. This would have been when Wes was from the ages of 25 to 27.

Then, in 1959, at the age of 36, Wes got his big break, and signed with RIVERSIDE RECORDS.

First album was “THE WES MONTGOMERY TRIO, A Dynamic New Sound for Guitar/Organ/Drums”, recorded October 1959. There were several wonderful recordings released, featuring small-group jazz bee-bop format of jazz guitar. You will hear FIVE of those Riverside RECORDS LP recordings today – – On VINYL VIBRATIONS !!

M1 Round Midnight.  This first song from the 1959 recording is ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT, a Thelonious Monk composition.This features Wes Montgomery on guitar, Melvin Rhyne on organ, and Paul Parker on drums and now….’ROUND MIDNIGHT. An interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s 1944 song, recorded in 1959, and released on Riverside Records, distributed by ABC Records.

M2 Yesterdays Music by Jerome Kern 1933-from the play “Roberta”. Recorded Oct 5-6, 1959 ….with Wes Montgomery guitar, Melvin Rhyne organ, Paul Parker drums. The sheet music calls for a tempo named ‘brightswing 200’ a much faster pace than the song in Roberts. The Original LP was titled : “THE WES MONTGOMERY TRIO, A Dynamic New Sound for Guitar/Organ/Drums”

Another amazing fact about guitar technique

WES developed an unusual playing technique, using his right THUMB to pluck the strings, instead of a guitar pick. That may not sound significant, but when you consider the speed of some of his guitar lines, as a guitarist, it is mind-boggling to hear his performance – rapid succession of a line of notes, with just the thumb.

Like for example this line from Jingles:.

Today some great guitarists use this thumb style –Jeff Beck, George Benson, John Abercrombie, and the late    Emily Remner…

M3 Love Walked In Our next jazz tune is titled Love Walked In (music by George Gershwin 1930) and was recorded in 1961 in LA the track was included in a release titled George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers

This is a jazz quintet — Wes Montgomery guitar, George Shearing Piano, Buddy Montgomery Vibes, Monk Montgomery Bass, Walter Perkins Drums. What a dynamite jazz rendition of this Gershwin classic, performed by Wes Montgomery and George Shearing. A very short piece at 2 minutes 10 seconds. Found on a Riverside Records 1968 remaster . THE BEST OF WES MONTGOMERY and featuring george shearing, Wes, Buddy and Monk Montgomery and Walter Perkins Drums.

M4 Airegin (a Sonny Rollins composition) from the 1960 album The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery a QUARTET with Wes Montgomery on guitar, Tommy Flanagan piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath drums. Riverside Records

The title of the song AIREGIN …is NIGERIA spelled backwards. Note the tight synch between drummer, and guitarist Wes is weaved into the rhythm section.

M5 Four on Six Our next song is a Wes Montgomery composition – – with Wes on guitar, Tommy Flanagan piano, Percy Heath bass, Albert Heath drums. Recorded January 1960. Riverside Records. At 6:10 this is a longer piece — plenty of time to fully develop the theme and have the ideas played out . The sheet music shows the song is in 4/4 … so where does that title FOUR ON SIX come from? One interpretation is 4th track sixth album. Another is four fingers six strings…or is it the four theme notes G-D-C-G ,repeated six times…  Maybe you know the truth.

And now, Four on Six

M6 Tune Up-Take 9 (Miles Davis) Recorded Oct 12, 1960 …Wes Montgomery guitar, James Clay, Flute, Victor Feldman, Piano, Sam Jones Bass, Bobby Thomas drums, produced by Orrin Keepnews, released in 1963. This album consists of alternate unissued takes from previously issued albums on the Riverside label   This track has a different sound, instead of the full-bodied guitar sound, this track sound as if the only bridge pickup is used, a hollow sound without the bottom-end we hear on other Montgomery tracks. A Miles Davis compositrion played by Wes Montgomery guitar, James Clay, Flute, Victor Feldman, Piano, Sam Jones Bass, Bobby Thomas drums, recorded in 1960.

A bit about Wes Montgomery’s signature solo technigue. It’s three tiered !!

  1. He begins with a single notes solo.
  2. Next he solos in OCTAVE notes
  3. And third he moves to chord melodies or so-called “block chords” .

And that is the tree tiered solo technique of Wes Montgomery.

M7 Bock to Bock-take 1 (Buddy Montgomery) Recorded in1961 for “The Montgomery Brothers-Groove Yard”. It features a quartet including the brothers !

  • Wes Montgomery guitar,
  • Buddy Montgomery piano,
  • Monk Montgomery bass,
  • With Bobby Thomas drums.

This track was found on an LP released in 1963, containing unissued takes from previously issued albums of the Riverside label. The song title BOCK to BOCK is a reference to PACIFIC JAZZ RECORDS producer and founder Richard Bock, whom the Montgomery Brothers recorded with from 1957 to 1959. When the track starts, it sounds a bit like Peggy Lee and her hit song “FEVER”, which came out in 1958. Recorded in 1961 with the Montgomery Brothers WES BUDDY and MONK and Bobby Thomas on drums.

  1. ‘Round Midnight (T. Monk 1944) Recorded 1959, Riverside 4:49
  2. Yesterdays (J. Kern 1933) Recorded 1959 3:13
  3. Love Walked In (G. Gershwin 1930) Recorded 1961 Riverside 2:10
  4. Airegin (S. Rollins) Recorded January 1960. Riverside 4:26
  5. Four on Six (W. Montgomery) Recorded January 1960. Riverside 6:10
  6. Tune Up-Take 9 (M. Davis) Recorded Oct 12, 1960, Producer Orrin Keepnews 4:39
  7. Bock to Bock-Take 1 (B. Montgomery) Recorded Jan 3, 1961 Producer Orrin Keepnews, 5:35
May 08 2018 · 47mins
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"The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery"

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That title really sums up tonight's Jazz Feature. This was Wes Montgomery's second album for Riverside's head honcho Orrin Keepnews and the one that really put Wes on the national Jazz map. The first was excellent with Wes' working organ-based group from his home town of Indianapolis but this was different. Orrin Keepnews and Wes put their heads together and came up with an all-star New York based band made up of established Jazz stars. They are: pianist Tommy Flanagan, bass great Percy Heath and Percy's younger brother Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums. The album sold exceedingly well and got airplay all over the US and Canada. The critics lauded the album and everyone asked....where did this guy come from? Wes had been working in his home town of Indianapolis and San Francisco for years honing his skills so by the time this album was made in January of 1960, he was more than ready. So this is it....the date that brought Mr. Montgomery to the fore as one of the most loved and influential Jazz guitarists of all time. "The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery is no exaggeration!
Dec 01 2015 · 3hr 40mins
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V&B: Wes Montgomery and The Art of Confidence

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In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Rabbi Neil Blumofe in conversation about one of the 20th century’s most influential jazz guitarists, Wes Montgromery. We’ll discuss what we give up as we make a living and how Montgomery’s music and life lessons help us learn about our own choices, and our own sense of purpose and last contribution.

This Views & Brews also features renditions of selected Wes Montgomery works performed by Mitch Watkins (guitar), Ephraim Owens (trumpet), Roscoe Beck (bass), Rich Harney (piano) and Brannen Temple (drums).

Aug 06 2015 · 1hr 40mins
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