Wes Montgomery Plays Legrand and Coltrane [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Μελών του March born club ου έσται τέλος, καθώς περνάμε σε ένα ακόμα κορυφαίο κιθαρίστα, από τον χώρο της jazz.
Στο σχετικά μικρό διάστημα της ζωής του 1923 – 1968] ο Wes Montgomery άφησε το στίγμα του στο όργανο όσο ελάχιστοι, με καινοτομίες όπως το παίξιμο με τα δάχτυλα – εξ ου ο ιδιαίτερα ζεστός, προσωπικός του ήχος – η χρήση οκταβών κ.α. Πάνω απ’ όλα, με το μεστό δεξιοτεχνίας και μελωδικότητας παίξιμο που ξεπροβάλλει σε tracks όπως τα παρακάτω – o WM διερμηνεύων τους Michel Legrand [με τη συνοδεία εγχόρδων], και John Coltrane [με τους Wynton Kelly – p, Paul Chambers – b, Jimmy Cobb -d]

March born musicians seem to have no end, as we move on to another top guitarist, from the jazz genre.
In the relatively short period of his life [1923 – 1968], Wes Montgomery left his mark on the instrument as few others did, thanks to his finger playing – hence his particularly warm, personal sound – the use of octaves, etc.
Above all, thanks to his virtuosity and fluent playing that emerges on tracks such as the following – WM interpreting Michel Legrand [with strings], and John Coltrane [with Wynton Kelly – p, Paul Chambers – b, Jimmy Cobb – d]



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