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March 6, 1923 - June 15, 1968
Wes Montgomery and his Quartet are featured on a 1965 broadcast of "Jazz 625."
Wes Montgomery, guitar
Arthur Harper, bass
Harold Mabern, piano
Jimmy Lovelace, drums
One of the most influential guitarists of modern jazz, Wes Montgomery was heavily affected by his predecessors Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt.
After a touring with Lionel Hampton's band in the late '40s he set out to find a place for his instrument in the newly emerging world of hard bop, to great success.
That's how we grow.