This DVD series features full-length concerts and studio performances by the greatest legends of jazz. Included are rare performances that have never before been officially released on home video or in many cases ever broadcast. This DVD features live footage from Holland, Belgium, and England in 1965. Performers include Montgomery, Pim Jacobs, Ruud Jacobs, Han Bennink, Arthur Harper, Harold Mabern, Jimmy Lovelace, Rick Laird, Stan Tracey, and Jackie Dougan.
Jazz Icons: Wes Montgomery shines a light on one of the most unique and influential guitarists in music history. These beautifully filmed programs from the spring of 1965 feature Wes, in intimate studio settings, leading three different lineups through some of his best-known tunes, including 'Four On Six', 'Jingles' and 'West Coast Blues'. This rare footage, complete with rehearsals, between-song banter and closeup camera angles, illuminates We's extraordinary musical vocabulary and unconventional picking technique. An in-depth, song-by-song analysis by legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny makes this DVD a guitar lover's dream.