Wes Montgomery - Echoes of Indiana Avenue (CD)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
- R 237
Studio & Live Performances 1957-1958
- Real Name
- John Leslie Montgomery
- 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 Buddy Montgomery (1930-2009) and of the bassist Monk Montgomery (1921-1982).