Wes Montgomery Birthday: Born March 6, 1923
Nancy Wilson’s Jazz Profiles on NPR focused on the all too short life and career of the fluid, funky guitar virtuoso. Wes Montgomery. A lot of peers, fellow musicians and experts weigh in on this genius guitarist.Read More
Wes Montgomery: Rare Performance With An All-Star European Band
Wes Montgomery performing his “West Coast Blues” in Hamburg in 1965 with an all-star European band (Johnny Griffin was living there long enough to qualify). Very cool to see Wes in an in-studio situation without an audience. He’s relaxed and smiling ear-to-ear and playing with the same effortless ease as he does on stage.View Video
An All-Star Group Plays Wes Montgomery
Todd Barkan, the founder and manager of the legendary Keystone Korner and for the last 12 years until recently the guiding force at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz At Lincoln Center is producing a number of nights Keystone Korner Nights live at Iridium in New York City. From the inaugural night on January 2, 2013 dedicated to Wes Montgomery, here is an all-star group led by Jimmy Cobb with Harold Mabern, Peter Bernstein, Ray Drummond and Eric Alexander performing Wes’s “Road Song”.
-Michael CuscunaView Video