Mel Bay has done a great service to the memory of jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery with the publication of this fine paperback. Carefully transcribed by Peter Gaarn Jylor and edited by Henry Johnson, this item will appeal to a large jazz guitar audience. For those who recall the magic and joy of Wes Montgomerys performances this is a must-have hands-on book!
In the collection the jazz guitarist will find six songs to study and play: "Dearly Beloved" "Days of Wine and Roses" "The Trick Bag" "Canadian Sunset" "Fried Pies" and "For Heaven's Sake." Each song is carefully presented. For instance the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer standard "Days of Wine and Roses notes and musings. The same dedicated approach is seen in the other songs. Wes Montgomery's own "The Trick Bag" is another fine example.
The excellent cover photograph of Wes Montgomery was provided by Concord Music Group. The book also provides a biographical section about the transcriber and the editor.
This collection sparkles in every way imaginable! If you are interested in studying what Wes Montgomery achieved in his too short lifetime this book will serve as a splendid and memorable musical adventure. Highly recommended.