Wes Montgomery and the Echoes of Indiana Avenue Review

Today, March 6, 2012, is a big Drop Day for new music on iTunes!  We have a mediocre, “live” iTunes album from Paul McCartney that sounds muted and fuzzy because it was Mastered for iTunes.  We have a new “Wrecking Ball” album from Springsteen that, once again, tries to prove what a great guy and a sufferer for the human condition he is — all while he counts his millions in a New Jersey mansion.  John Mayer provides a new single called “Shadow Days” where he repeatedly tells us what a “good man” he really is down deep — and when anyone tells you how wonderful they are, check your wallet and run the other way!

The real watershed moment for historical new music released today is actually found in great Jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery — who died in 1968 — and who comes to us direct from the grave in the stunning, “Echoes of Indiana Avenue” released on what should have been his 88th birthday.

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Grant Green is the Greatest Guitarist You Never Heard

When we talk about great guitarists, we think modernly of Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck and, perhaps, even David Gilmour.  When we think of great Blues and Jazz guitarists, many fans will point in a unified direction to Wes Montgomery.  Today, I want to challenge you to discover the incredible Soul Jazz guitar of Grant Green and to help remember him forever.

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