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ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Wes Montgomery: In The Beginning-Early Recordings from 1949-1958

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Guitarist Wes Montgomery, despite his tragically short life, was very prolific and immensely impactful. Equally adept at sophisticated instrumental virtuosity and lighter, more commercially appealing sounds, Montgomery influenced majority of guitar players who appeared on the jazz scene during the 1960s and after.

Montgomery cut his first record Fingerpickin' for Pacific Jazz in 1958 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

First Take Trio: Recollections

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When Michael Anthony left home in the late 1950s for the bright lights of Hollywood, one of the resident artists who took him under his wing was fellow guitarist Howard Roberts, already established as one of the film and television industry's top studio musicians as well as an esteemed jazz virtuoso whose work with the Chico ...

ARTICLE: REASSESSING

Wes Montgomery: So Much Guitar!

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Wes Montgomery

So Much Guitar!

OJC

1962/2013

Wes Montgomery's So Much Guitar! continues the latest round of re-releases/re-masters from the Concord Music Group, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Riverside Records. So Much Guitar! follows the re-releases of singer and trumpeter Chet Baker's Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner & ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Concord Original jazz Classics Remasters: Monk, Evans, Adderley, Montgomery, Baker and More

Concord Original jazz Classics Remasters: Monk, Evans, Adderley, Montgomery, Baker and More

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on July 23, 2013. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, several bonus tracks on nearly each disc (some previously unreleased) and new liner notes providing historical context to the original material, the series celebrates the 60th anniversary of Riverside Records, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Impulse! Records Introduces Newest Batch in 2-on-1 Series from Legendary Impulse! Artists

Impulse! Records Introduces Newest Batch in 2-on-1 Series from Legendary Impulse! Artists

Impulse!/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) recently introduced the second batch of its 2-On-1 series. Each CD features two classic albums from some of Impulse! Records' legendary jazz and blues artists. Included in this first batch are releases from Alice Coltrane, Blue Mitchell, Charles Mingus, Chico Hamilton, Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, Howard Roberts, John Handy, Keith Jarrett, Marion ...

NEWS: RADIO

We Brothers Three: the Joneses, Heaths and Montgomerys

From Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey to Wynton and Branford Marsalis, the history of jazz includes a number of notable brother acts. Sometimes three brothers have shared the stage or studio space—the focus of this week's edition of Night Lights. “We Brothers Three" features music from the following trio of brotherly trios: Hank, Thad and Elvin Jones Jimmy, Percy ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Buddy Montgomery Jazz Pianist and Vibraphonist Dies

Buddy Montgomery Jazz Pianist and Vibraphonist Dies

Buddy Montgomery, a jazz pianist and vibraphonist best known for his work with the guitarist Wes Montgomery, his older brother, died on May 14 at his home in Palmdale, Calif. He was 79.

The cause was a heart attack, said his granddaughter Mykah Montgomery.

Mr. Montgomery and another brother, the bassist Monk Montgomery, were members of ...