Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by L5player, Mar 5, 2006.
If you have not seen him play live, here's your chance:
Wes plays Impressions
Thumb's a flying!
WOW!!! How could he play all those runs with his thumb.....amazing! Thanks for posting this Jim!
Yes I did see Wes play live, at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, CA. I think it was 1966 or 67, I was 13 or 14. Amazing. Played through a huge solid state Standel amp.
wow!-never seen a vid yet!!
looks like he does 'up' strokes with his thumb..
"huge solid state Standel amp"
--i bought a Standel-on recomendation from a jazz buddy of mine-the one
i got is a bit of a lemon-a small version-gonna try it with a new speaker-
and get it fixed up--
have you guys seen the new Standels????
For those who may be interested..............Stephen Grossman's guitar Workshop offers .......... Adrian Ingrham's instructional video on Wes Montgomery's Style........I think I got it from JK Lutherie. Good stuff.........
That is part of video of a TV broadcast in Sweden, it is available on VHS & probably DVD now. Wes only used thumb downstrokes which made that speed evenmore amazing. Never mind the amp as the sound came from his hands & he was not happy w/ the Standel according to interviews. He want's all that happy w/ Twins either.
IMO he is the best electric player of all time so far. The freedom of musical thought straight into his hands in combination w/ his sense of melody is unsurpassed. He never had guitar or music instruction either. A devine gift no doubt.
Just amazing! Thanks, Jim!
Couln't agree with you more.
That clip is on the DVD "Legends of Jazz Guitar" Vol. 1. Those octave runs are just sick!