Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wes Montgomery Remembered, by Jim Ferguson

"Over the years I've written several articles--historical and instructional--on the great Wes Montgomery, who arguably was the time in light of his hip, hard-swinging approach. Parts I and II comprise the complete text of the main part of an article that appeared in the August 1993 issue of Guitar Player (Part II picks up half way through). Part III is the first half of my August 1995 cover story for JazzTimes (Ted Dunbar, a fine player who provided a number of insights about Wes, died in May of 1998); Part IV is the second half. Part V begins the text of a series of interviews featured in the booklet to the 12 CD boxed set Wes Montgomery: The Complete Riverside Recordings, for which I received a Grammy nomination along with producer Orrin Keepnews. Nat Adderley's comments on Wes were posted in August 2001. The October post features Ron Carter, while this month features Kevin Eubanks" ... [continue reading]

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