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The leader in its field... if you own only one book on jazz, it really should be this one. -- International Record Review


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Dave Brubeck

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DVD - Close-ups of Montgomery's hands traversing the fretboard should be required viewing for any aspiring jazz guitarist. -- The Boston Phoenix

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