"Chance Meeting" by Lenny Breau on iTunes

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

An Amazing Document Of Two Jazz Greats!

HRfan,

This is TRUE musicianship. It is mindblowing to hear how well these two gentlemen played together considering they had only just met! This is an essential jazz guitar album. I give it four stars because the crowd noise is distracting-this was recorded in a nightclub, and the crowd is just mixed in way too loud. You can even hear the cash register! Other than that, this is a jazz guitar afficionado's dream!

Chance Meeting

linea,

A Chance Meeting gives us listeners a rare chance hearing of two wonderful muscians sharing some sweet playing together. Just listen and you can hear the chemistry between these two great guitar players. Love this album

About Lenny Breau

An outstanding jazz improviser who performed on both acoustic and electric guitars, Lenny Breau's right hand drew on classical, flamenco, and country (Travis/Atkins) finger-picking techniques. He was among the first guitarists to digest the impressionistic, post-bop chord voicings of pianist Bill Evans. Breau developed the ability to simultaneously comp chords and improvise single-string melodies, creating the illusion of two guitarists playing together. His facility with artificial harmonics remains the envy of many guitarists. Late in his career, Breau began using a seven-string guitar that extended the instrument's range in the upper register. Breau's early RCA recordings are eclectic and technically dazzling. His later work is less flashy, but communicates on a deeper level.

Born to Canadian country music singers, Lenny Breau started out playing country in a sophisticated manner. Chet Atkins himself helped Breau get an RCA recording contract in 1968. However, Breau's jazz-oriented style and remarkable technique quickly caused him to be uncategorizable. Problems with drugs made his career erratic and he is now considered an underground guitar legend. A new label (Guitararchives) was formed in 1995 specifically to release private tapes of his performances. ~ Richard Lieberson & Scott Yanow

  • ORIGIN
    Auburn, ME
  • BORN
    Aug 5, 1941

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