[JPL] Brother of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery dies

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Wed May 20 23:09:07 EDT 2009

Brother of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery dies
The Associated Press

PALMDALE, Calif.---Charles "Buddy" Montgomery, the brother of famed jazz 
guitarist Wes Montgomery and an accomplished pianist and vibraphonist, 
has died. He was 79.
His granddaughter Mykah Montgomery says he died from heart failure 
Thursday at his home in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles.

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Montgomery wrote and arranged music 
with his brothers Wes and Monk, a bassist, and went on to form Bay 
Area-based group the Mastersounds.

He also founded the Oakland Jazz Alliance, pairing local talent with 
established musicians.

Though he couldn't read music, Montgomery performed and recorded with 
the likes of Miles Davis and Bobby Hutcherson.

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