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Montgomery often worked with his brothers Buddy and Monk and with organist Melvin Rhyne. His recordings up to were oriented towards hard bopsoul jazzand post bopbut around he began recording more pop-oriented instrumental albums that found mainstream success. His later guitar style influenced jazz fusion and smooth jazz. Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Montgomery Wes Montgomery - Full House his brothers moved to Columbus, Ohio, with their father and attended Champion High School.
His older brother Monk dropped out of school to sell coal and ice, gradually saving enough money to buy his brother Wes a four-string tenor guitar from a pawn shop in Although Montgomery spent many hours with the guitar, he discounted this time later in life, saying he had to start over when he got his first six-string several years later.
He and his brothers returned to Indianapolis. Various - New York City Hardcore - The Way It Is Montgomery found work as a welder and got married. At a dance with his wife, he heard a Charlie Christian record for the first time.
This motivated him to buy a six-string guitar the next day. For nearly a year, night and day, he tried to imitate Christian and teach himself the guitar. Although he hadn't intended to become a musician, he felt obligated to learn after buying the guitar.
He received no formal instruction and couldn't read music. By the age of twenty he was performing in clubs in Indianapolis at night, copying Christian's solos, while working during the day, first at a milk company. Inwhen Lionel Воздушный Шар - Богдан Титомир - Свобода was on tour in Indianapolis, he was looking for a guitarist, and after hearing Montgomery play like Christian he hired him.
Montgomery spent two years with the Hampton band. Fear kept him from flying with the rest of the band, so he drove from city to city, town to town, while musicians marveled at his stamina.
When arriving at a club, the first thing he did was call home to his wife and family. He was given the opportunity to play with Charles MingusMilt Bucknerand Fats Navarrobut not the opportunity he hoped for, and he returned to Indianapolis a better Wes Montgomery - Full Housethough Wes Montgomery - Full House and discouraged. The band auditioned for Arthur Godfrey and recorded sessions with Quincy Jones.
After a residency at a club from toMontgomery and his brothers went west. Montgomery joined them for a recording session in that included Freddie Hubbard.
The Mastersounds remained in California when Montgomery returned to Indianapolis to work in his trio with organist Melvin Rhyne. He worked as a welder during the day to support his wife and six kids, then performed at two clubs at night until well into the morning.
He was a smoker who had blackouts while trying to maintain this busy schedule. Adderley was so impressed by Montgomery's guitar playing that he persuaded Orrin Keepnews to sign him to Riverside.
Keepnews was also persuaded by a gushing review written by Gunther Schuller. Montgomery recorded another album as a leader, So Much Guitarthen while visiting his brothers had a chance to perform with the John Coltrane band in San Francisco.
Inwork was getting harder to find. Montgomery returned to Indianapolis to work in his trio with Rhyne. Their performance became the album Full House.
This was followed by Fusion! At the peak of his popularity, Montgomery died of a heart attack on June 15,while at home in Indianapolis. On June 25,The New York Times Magazine listed Wes Montgomery among Three Coins In The Fountain - The Four Aces - There Goes My Heart of artists whose recorded master tapes were reportedly destroyed in the Universal fire.
According to jazz guitar educator Wolf Marshall, Montgomery often approached solos in a three-tiered manner: he would begin the progression with single note lines, derived from scales or modes; after a fitting number of sequences, he would play octaves for a few more sequences, finally culminating with block chords. He used mostly superimposed triads and arpeggios as the main source for his soloing ideas and sounds.
Instead of using a guitar pick, Montgomery plucked the strings with the fleshy part of his thumb, using down strokes for single notes and a combination of up strokes and down strokes for chords and octaves. He developed this technique not for technical reasons but for the benefit of his neighbors.
He worked long hours as a machinist before his music career began and practiced late at night. To keep neighbors from complaining, he played Wes Montgomery - Full House by using his thumb. Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom said that on A Dynamic New Sound inMontgomery "introduced a brand new approach to playing the guitar The octave technique With Buddy Montgomery and Monk Montgomery. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American jazz musician. This section needs additional citations for verification.
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