On This Day in Jazz History
Cannonball Adderley hears little-known guitarist Wes Montgomery playing with organist
Melvin Rhyne and drummer Paul Parker in a west-side Indianapolis club called the Missile
Room. Adderley is so impressed he calls Riverside producer Orin Keepnews about Wes and
convinces Keepnews to record him. The result is Montgomery's first album The Wes
, which propels him into Jazz guitar history.
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