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Wes Montgomery - The Early Years

Guitar (all) - Intermediate-Advanced
Edited by Dan Bowden. Saddle-stitched, Transcribed Solos. Fantasy. Jazz. Book/CD Set. 68 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95315BCD).

Item Number: MB.95315BCD

ISBN 9780786629541. 8.5 x 11 inches. Transcribed by Dan Bowden.

The artistry exhibited by Wes Montgomery ultimately led to a redefinition of jazz guitar. These transcriptions from Wes' landmark early recorded work capture him in contrasting settings and roles as a sideman, leader and with various group configurations. All solos were carefully transcribed in notation and tablature from Wes' ori- ginal Riverside recordings. Selections include: Scrambled Eggs; Compulsion; Terrain; Ursula; Lolita; Tune Up; Says You; Delirium; and No Hard Feelings.

  • Says You  Performed by Sam Jones
  • Ursula  Performed by Harold Land
  • Scrambled Eggs  Performed by Sam Jones
  • Terrain  Performed by Harold Land
  • Delirium  Performed by Harold Land
  • Tune Up  Performed by Miles Davis
  • Compulsion  Performed by Harold Land
  • Lolita  Performed by Barry Harris
  • No Hard Feelings 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    New Jersey
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  • 2001-03-18 00:00:00.0 Great Book!

    This is an excellent study of Wes's early work. They even give you the tunes on CD. The CD is worth the price alone. Great transcriptions!

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  • 5

    Karl Andre Smith
    Plymouth, England
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  • 2000-10-10 00:00:00.0 wes, ya was the best

    A cool Tab package 'cause ya get the original music from Wes's bands and most of the chord figures for the rythym stuff. Being an uneducated muso, tab of the chords is essential to get the right voicings, these seemed pretty accurate. I conclude that this is as close...

    to wes's notes as you're gonna get, all I need is the recipe for that tone ane I'm cooking.

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