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Wes Montgomery's Finest Hour

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Album Review

As part of the Finest Hour series from Verve, guitarist Wes Montgomery is spotlighted on 16 tracks recorded between 1964 and his death in 1968. These sessions highlight the widely accepted jazz-pop combination he achieved on these Verve and A&M releases, which followed a four-year stint on Riverside where he attracted a limited, mainly jazz audience. The guitarist employed a winning formula that combined his straight-ahead jazz style while exploring current trends in pop music that encompassed Latin, funk, and string-laden arrangements. The impressive coverage of guest musicians includes Herbie Hancock, Ray Barretto, Ron Carter, Jimmy Smith, and Clark Terry.

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I grew up on this, my dad would always play these songs, these songs are classic to me

Wes Montgomery's Finest Hour

I totally enjoyed this album. This is the best of the greatest artists of the 60's and 70's. If you love music buy this one and turn your childern onto greatness.

Wes Montgomery's Finest Hour

The first time I heard Bumpin on Sunset, I was hooked on jazz. I was looking for a radio station to listen to and when I heard Wes Montgomery playing this tune, I had found the right radio station!

Biography

Born: March 6, 1923 in Indianapolis, IN

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s

Wes Montgomery was one of the great jazz guitarists, a natural extension of Charlie Christian, whose appealing use of octaves became influential and his trademark. He achieved great commercial...
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