On a technical level Wes brought a style famous for block chords and octaves played with the thumb, taking a different approach from masters Lang, Christian and Kessel, on a musical level he brought so much more to the landscape of Jazz guitar. These three albums represent his finest recordings over an eighteen month period for Riverside after his stints with Lionel Hampton and his orchestra and before he became a little less in favour with Jazz aficionados and a little more so with the easy listening crowd.
About the Artist
CD 1 Incredible Jazz Guitar 1. Airegin 2. D-Natural Blues 3. Polka Dots And Moonbeams 4. Four On Six 5. West Coast Blue 6. In Your Own Sweet Way 7. Mr. Walker 8. Gone With The Wind CD 2 Movin' Along 1. Movin' Along 2. Tune-Up 3. Ghost Of A Chance 4. Sandu 5. Body And Soul 6. So Do It! 7. Says You CD 3 So Much Guitar! 1. Twisted Blues 2. Cotton Tail 3. I Wish I Knew 4. I'm Just A Lucky So And So 5. Repetition 6. Somethin' Like Bags 7. While We're Young 8. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)