Wes Montgomery

Celebrating John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968), an American jazz guitarist from Indianapolis, IN, known for his distinctive sound by using the side of his thumb to strike the strings. In his short but prolific recording career, he became the most influential jazz guitarist of the 1960s.

Published by baldpomegranatenixon

I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.

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