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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, including George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Royce Campbell, Grant Green, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Howe, Russell Malone, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Randy Napoleon, and Emily Remler.

Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to NPR Jazz Profiles "The Life and… read more

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    WES MONTGOMERY ! soooo cool mooood :)
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    So cool.
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    Lena_Ishenko, yes, he was playing with his thumb. You can find some live videos on youtube.
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    Yeh!!!!! G
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    My teacher told me that Wes didn't use guitar picks. Amazing
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    I think this one deserves a bit more love: Doesn't hurt that it's in color, either.
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