Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery

American jazz guitarist
It's impossible for me to feel like there's only one way to do a thing. There's nothing wrong with having one way of doing it, but I think it's a bad habit. I believe in range. Like, there's a lot of tunes that I play all the time-sometimes I hear 'em in a different register. And if you don't have complete freedom, or you won't let yourself get away from that one straight line, oh, my goodness, that's too horrible to even think about.More Wes Montgomery quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A lot of places we go, when they see the organ coming in, they're expecting rock and roll, but after they hear us play they like it. To me, guitar cuts through-it carries more than organ. But organ has got more guts.More Wes Montgomery quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If a jazz player is really playing, the classical player will have to respect him.More Wes Montgomery quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going.More Wes Montgomery quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't know whether it was his (Charlie Christian's) melodic lines, his sound or his approach, but I hadn't heard anything like that before. He sounded so good and it sounded so easy, so I bought me a guitar and an amplifier and said now I can't do nothing but play! Really, welding was my talent, I think, but I sort of swished it aside.More Wes Montgomery quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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