Officially released in February, 2018, Tom Bruner's double CD "Homage To A Hero" pays tribute to Jazz great Wes Montgomery. These timeless ballads showcase Bruner's guitar playing as well as his arranging, producing and ultimately what he shares with Wes the most, his love for jazz.

Everyone has heros... whether they be family heros, patriotic, medical, historic, sports, military, academic or musical! As a guitar player, I have many guitar heros... a very crowded list, but clearly at the top is Wes Montgomery. Wes' natural talent, creative genius, and "grass roots/organic" approach to playing jazz far exceeded his aspirations of "just being a guitarist." He was a jazz musician who played the guitar, not a guitar player who played jazz.

I have listened to Wes for over 50 years and, even though I've heard all his recorded tracks hundreds (if not thousands) of times, with each additional listening I hear something new... something I never "heard" before! His playing always took listeners on a journey of melodic inventiveness and compositional development.... with "twists and turns" in its narrative that were never expected - not unlike experiencing a great novel or exceptional movie.
-Tom Bruner

Wes Montgomery

Tom Bruner

Homage To A Hero

  • Far Wes
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • Heartstrings
  • Darn That Dream
  • Delilah
  • Round Midnight
  • You Don't Know What Love Is
  • Pokadots And Moonbeams
  • Born To Be Blue
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Angel Eyes
  • A Ghost Of A Chance
  • Prelude To A Kiss
  • Body And Soul
  • Old Folks
  • Dreamsville
  • Violets For Your Furs
  • What's New
  • Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry