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Interviews & Profiles

The new compilation Echoes of Indiana Avenue collects rare early recordings by jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.

March 25, 2012 A new collection of rare cuts shows off the jazz guitarist's early career.

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Wes Montgomery poses in studio.

September 26, 2007 The most influential jazz guitarist since before bebop his sound was synonymous with his instrument.

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September 11, 2007 The Jazz Icons series captures seven American legends at the height of their powers.

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Reviews

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March 30, 2005 Hear a review of Smokin' at the Half Note, a new CD of songs from guitarist Wes Montgomery.

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More Stories

The Madame Walker Theater is one of the surviving iconic buildings on Indiana Avenue.

March 28, 2012 Indiana Avenue, the "main stem" of the city's black community, hosted master musicians nightly.

Winter scene with log structure.

January 19, 2011 Why not hover around your computer with these five wintry tunes and a cup of tea?

Miles Davis and the letter E

August 10, 2010 Wouldn't literacy education be more fun through jazz? Hear an A-through-E guide and tell us more.

3 Cohens

July 6, 2010 Hear five jazz family songs to accompany your own family's backyard summer cookout.

Road trip.

June 17, 2008 After filling the gas tank, you may need this road-ready jazz mix to get in the right frame of mind.

Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Charles Mingus on the cover of Money Jungle.

September 2, 2008 In the world of jazz, September sessions have produced some special recordings.

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Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery

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Jazz Icons

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  • Released: 2007
 

Smokin' at the Half Note

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Smokin' at the Half Note

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  • Album: Smokin' at the Half Note
  • Artist: Wes Montgomery With Wynton Kelly
  • Label: Universal
  • Released: 1965
 

Smokin' at the Half Note [Bonus Tracks]

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Echoes of Indiana Avenue

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  • Released: 2012