A Day In The Life Of Wes Montgomery

John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968) was an American jazz guitarist.

He is widely considered one of the major jazz guitarists, emerging after such seminal figures as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian and influencing countless others. While many jazz players are regarded as virtuosos, Montgomery had a very wide influence on other virtuosos who followed him, having also earned the respect of his contemporaries.

Dave Miele and Dan Bielowsky claim, “Wes Montgomery was certainly one of the most influential and most musical guitarists to ever pick up the instrument… He took the use of octaves and chord melodies to a greater level than any other guitarist, before or since… Montgomery is undoubtedly one of the most important voices in Jazz guitar that has ever lived-or most likely ever will live. A discussion of Jazz guitar is simply not thorough if it does not touch upon Wes Montgomery“.


A Day in the Life

Wes Montgomery

Side One

A Day in the Life
Watch What Happens
When a Man Loves a Woman
California Nights

Side Two

Eleanor Rigby
Willow Weep for Me
Trust in Me
The Joker


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