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Wes Montgomery tribute

ma 6 mei 21:30
Dit concert heeft reeds plaatsgevonden
Adres: 's-Gravendijkwal 127 - Rotterdam
 We Montgomery tribute


Wes Montgomery was a highly influential American jazz guitarist known for his distinctive playing style and innovative approach to the instrument. Born in 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Montgomery began playing guitar at a young age and was largely self-taught. He initially played gigs in his hometown before gaining wider recognition in the jazz scene.
Montgomery’s playing style was characterized by his use of his thumb instead of a pick, which resulted in a warm, rounded tone. He had a remarkable technique that allowed him to play rapid single-note lines, octaves, and chord melodies with ease. His improvisational skills and ability to create intricate yet accessible solos made him a standout figure in jazz guitar.
One of Montgomery’s most famous albums is “Smokin’ at the Half Note,” recorded in 1965 with the Wynton Kelly Trio. This album showcases his virtuosic playing and musical chemistry with the trio, and it remains a classic in the jazz guitar repertoire.
Throughout his career, Montgomery recorded numerous albums as a leader and collaborated with other jazz luminaries such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Cannonball Adderley. His influence on subsequent generations of guitarists is profound, and his legacy continues to inspire musicians across genres.
Tragically, Montgomery’s life was cut short when he passed away in 1968 at the age of 45. However, his recordings continue to be celebrated and studied by jazz enthusiasts worldwide, solidifying his place as one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time.


Jim van de Klundert - gitaar
Gregory Eric Smith - drums
Omer Govreen - contrabas