Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Wes Montgomery Doctoral Dissertation

What could be more interesting to a Wes Montgomery fan than a doctoral dissertation entitled Wes Montgomery's Improvisational Style (1959-1963): The Riverside Years?

This dissertation, along with several other academic studies of Wes Montgomery's music, is available at Reno De Stefano's web site, here.

[Update: De Stefano is selling this dissertation, so only teaser chapters available now]


The amount of material relating to jazz guitar that is on the web is enormous and seems to be growing exponentially. This blog will collect and feature some of it. And, since the guitar is not the only instrument that is worthy, from time to time I'll wander into other instruments, most notably the piano and saxaphone, and other styles, including blues and rock.