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West Coast Blues

A jazz classic by the last jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.

Published: 10 May 2013 Updated: 10 May 2013Visits: 46Code: UL536

Topic: Blues leadsheet ukulele guitar music Subjects: Chart Playalong

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West Coast Blues

A jazz classic by the last jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.

Wes Montgomery 1960s Verve publicity photo with Gibson L-5_CES

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John Leslie Wes Montgomery (March 6, 1923 - June 15, 1968) was an American jazz guitarist. He is widely considered one of the major jazz guitarists, emerging after such seminal figures as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian and influencing countless others, including George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Royce Campbell, Grant Green, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Howe, Russell Malone, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Joe Diorio, David Becker, Randy Napoleon, and Emily Remler.

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  • West Coast Blues — • Wes Montgomery • Tommy Flanagan • Percy Heath • Albert Heath. From The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery.

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Learning The Blues Scale on `Ukulele • Updated: 12 Feb 2019

Learn the Blues ( Minor Pentatonic ) and Pentatonic ( Major Pentatonic ) scales on ukulele. A practical approach to learning theses two essential scales using the Blues. These five note scales, the Major Pentatonic and the Blues or Minor Pentatonic scales are two of the most common scales used in contemporary music.

What is the Blues? • Updated: 12 Mar 2019

The Blues are at the heart of all American music. It has influenced Country, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass and just about every form of American music we listen to today. The Blues - a chord progression, a scale, a feeling. This lesson presents an introduction to the blues progression and a couple of scale position of the pentatonic scale to get you started improvising.

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Road Song Updated: 21 Jul 2014

Road Song by jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1968. It reached number one on the Billboard Jazz album chart and number 39 on the R&B chart. It also reached number 94 on the Billboard 200. It was his final recording before his death of a heart attack on June 15, 1968.

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