But even a cursory glance at the discography included here bespeaks a lack of eloquence and insight wanting with One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band. Kudos to Alan Paul for encouraging a group of often taciturn and not always forthcoming individuals to speak their minds to the degree they do, but, neither he nor they add appreciably their legacy by avoiding a more assiduous effort to investigate the tumultuous events that shortchanged the iconic group right up until they left the stage early in the morning of the anniversary of founder Duane Allman's death.
I was first exposed to jazz when I discovered that one of Jimi Hendrix's influences was Wes Montgomery. I played guitar growing up and idolized Hendrix, so I knew that anyone he looked up to must be good
I was first exposed to jazz when I discovered that one of Jimi Hendrix's influences was Wes Montgomery. I played guitar growing up and idolized Hendrix, so I knew that anyone he looked up to must be good. I was 16 at the time. I went to Tower Records and purchased a CD by Wes, and I was hooked from the very first ten seconds. The sound of the song Lolita illuminated my bedroom, as I just sat back amazed at how colorful and soulful this music was--I understood it, even though at the time I didn't understand how to go about playing it. I get chills listening to Wes' solo on Lolita, and I can still listen to that song ten times in a row and never get tired of it. There is a truly timeless quality to genuinely spontaneous jazz music, and it is that quality that has inspired me to devote my life to studying and playing this music.