Wes Montgomery, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Wes Montgomery

American jazz musician

Date of Birth: 06-Mar-1923

Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Date of Death: 15-Jun-1968

Profession: composer, guitarist, jazz guitarist, jazz musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Wes Montgomery

  • John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968) was an American jazz guitarist.
  • Montgomery was known for an unusual technique of plucking the strings with the side of his thumb, which granted him a distinctive sound.
  • He often worked with his brothers Buddy and Monk and with organist Melvin Rhyne.
  • Montgomery's recordings up to 1965 were oriented towards hard bop, soul jazz, and post bop, but around 1965 he began recording more pop-oriented instrumental albums that found mainstream success.
  • His later guitar style influenced jazz fusion and smooth jazz.

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