Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery

American jazz guitarist
I don't know that many chords. I'd be loaded if I knew that many. But that's not my aim. My aim is to move from one vein to the other without any trouble. The biggest thing to me is keeping a feeling, regardless what you play. So many cats lose their feeling at various times, not through the whole tune, but at various times, and it causes them to have to build up and drop down, and you can feel it.More Wes Montgomery quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've really gone into business since I got the 6 string, which was like starting all over.More Wes Montgomery quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, I got pretty good and went on the road with a group. We starved. At that time I didn't realize that you'd work one gig in Kansas City, the next in Florida and the next gig will be in Louisville. You know, a thousand miles a night. That was really rough, man.More Wes Montgomery quotes [07/27/2011 08:07:23]
Playing octaves was just a coincidence. And it's still such a challenge, like chord versions, block chords like cats play on piano. There are a lot of things that can be done with it, but each is a field of its own. I used to have headaches every time I played octaves, because it was extra strain, but the minute I'd quit I'd be all right. But now I don't have headaches when I play octaves.More Wes Montgomery quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I got pretty good I went on the road with a group. We starved.More Wes Montgomery quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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