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First Concert Review MPGU 120a On February 9, 2010, I attended a performance of the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra featuring performance guitar majors. The performance was a tribute to Wes Montgomery, and the majority of the song selections were written for and recorded by Montgomery. Each song featured a different guitar major. Although the constant change of musicians could have been awkward, the continuity of the songs helped maintain a steady trajectory for the performance as a whole. It was a special experience to see a full jazz band collaborate to showcase guitarists, since the guitar frequently works as a rhythm instrument in large jazz bands. Of course such convention was originally born out of the sound restrictions of unamplified guitars. Following the legacy of Charlie Christian, Montgomery played an amplified electric/acoustic and would often imitate the phrasing of soloing horns. Appropriately, all the guitarists at this tribute performance played electric acoustics. While I was familiar with Montgomery’s recordings, I had never seen any of his music
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