Wes Montgomery - Legends of Jazz Guitar


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Item# JVI071
DVD: $ 29.95
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Since first meeting in the 1920's, neither jazz nor the guitar have ever been the same. This swinging celebration of the union presents four legends of jazz guitar: Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis. "Of all the ways to improvise," say Kessel, "the most stimulating and demanding is jazz". The four artists here demonstrate stunning command of the fingerboard alongside inspired explorations of standards, blues and ballads. Explosive cascades of notes as well as languid pools of music pour from these maestro's imaginations and fingers. "The object for me," said Joe Pass, "is to play music, to communicate, not to show hard things or fast things." While guitarists will note plenty that's hard and fast in this video/DVD, somehow these masters make even the impossible appear effortless. "That's class." Running time: 85 minutes.
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  A Slow Burn   Arr. By Herb Ellis And Barney Kessel
  Basie's Blues   Arr. By Barney Kessel
  Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me   Arr. By Joe Pass
  Here's That Rainy Day   Arr. By Wes Montgomery
  Impressions   Arr. By Wes Montgomery
  It Might As Well Be Spring   Arr. By Herb Ellis
  Jingles   Arr. By Wes Montgomery
  Original Blues In G   Arr. By Joe Pass
  Sweet Georgia Brown   Arr. By Herb Ellis
  The Boy Next Door   Arr. By Wes Montgomery
  The Shadow Of Your Smile   Arr. By Barney Kessel
  Things Ain't What They Used To Be   Arr. By Herb Ellis
  Twisted Blues   Arr. By Wes Montgomery
  Yesterdays   Arr. By Wes Montgomery