A video of Wes!

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  1. L5player

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    WOW!!! How could he play all those runs with his thumb.....amazing! Thanks for posting this Jim!
     
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    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.
     
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    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????

    http://www.requisiteaudio.com/



    jf
     
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    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.........

    Rico
     
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    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.
     
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    Just amazing! Thanks, Jim!
    :)
     
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    Couln't agree with you more.
     
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    That clip is on the DVD "Legends of Jazz Guitar" Vol. 1. Those octave runs are just sick!
     

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