Lenny Breau

Vero nome:
Leonard Harold Breau
Profilo:
Jazz guitarist.
Born : August 5, 1941, Auburn, Maine
Died : August 12, 1984, Los Angeles, California

A legendary guitarist who developed his unique playing style blending, country, classical, jazz, and flamenco - often in the same arrangements. The son of country recording artists Hal Lone Pine and Betty Cody, he found early inspiration in musicians like Merle Travis and Chet Atkins on traditional fingerpicking style, and later Bill Evans when it came to harmonics and approach. Over time he sought to continue the development of his playing styles by using custom made 7-string guitars. Throughout his career he struggled with alcohol and drug abuse. When living, his style and techniques were studied by many pro guitarist who would gather to observe his live performances.

At the age of 43, he was found dead in a Los Angeles swimming pool. His death remains an unsolved homicide.

In 1997, he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
The Berklee College of Music offers a course in his unique style, and he continues to be studied as one of the most innovative and influential guitarist who who has ever lived.
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Albums

Lenny Breau - The Velvet Touch Of Lenny Breau - Live! album art Lenny Breau The Velvet Touch Of Lenny Breau - Live! (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1969 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Guitar Sounds From Lenny Breau album art Lenny Breau Guitar Sounds From Lenny Breau (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1969 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Minors Aloud album art Buddy Emmons With Lenny Breau Buddy Emmons With Lenny Breau - Minors Aloud (Album) Stony Plain Records, Flying Fish (2) US 1978 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Five O'Clock Bells album art Lenny Breau Five O'Clock Bells (Album) Adelphi Records Inc. US 1979 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Lenny Breau album art Lenny Breau Lenny Breau (Album) Direct-Disk Labs US 1978 Vendi questa versione
NR10462 Lenny Breau - The Legendary Lenny Breau ...Now! album art Lenny Breau The Legendary Lenny Breau ...Now!(LP, Album) Sound Hole Records NR10462 US 1979 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Standard Brands album art Lenny Breau And Chet Atkins Lenny Breau And Chet Atkins - Standard Brands (Album) RCA Victor US 1981 Vendi questa versione
AD 5012 Lenny Breau - Mo' Breau album art Lenny Breau Mo' Breau(LP, Album) Adelphi Records Inc. AD 5012 US 1981 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - When Lightn' Strikes... album art Lenny Breau When Lightn' Strikes... (Album) Tudor Records (2) USA & Canada 1982 Vendi questa versione
RR 427 Lenny Breau - Legacy album art Lenny Breau with David Young* Lenny Breau with David Young* - Legacy(LP) Relaxed Rabbit Records RR 427 Canada 1984 Vendi questa versione
UMM 1001 Lenny Breau - Quietude album art Lenny Breau & Dave Young* Lenny Breau & Dave Young* - Quietude(LP, Album) Electric Muse Records UMM 1001 Canada 1985 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - The Living Room Tapes, Volume 1 album art Lenny Breau & Brad Terry Lenny Breau & Brad Terry - The Living Room Tapes, Volume 1 (Album) Livingroom Records (2) US 1986 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Last Sessions album art Lenny Breau Last Sessions (Album) Adelphi Records Inc. US 1988 Vendi questa versione
MHS 512627L Lenny Breau - The Living Room Tapes, Volume 2 album art Lenny Breau and Brad Terry Lenny Breau and Brad Terry - The Living Room Tapes, Volume 2(CD, Album) Musical Heritage Society MHS 512627L US 1990 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Live At Bourbon St. album art Lenny Breau With Dave Young (3) Lenny Breau With Dave Young (3) - Live At Bourbon St. (Album) Guitarchives Music, Inc. Canada 1995 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Chance Meeting album art Tal Farlow & Lenny Breau Tal Farlow & Lenny Breau - Chance Meeting (Album) Guitarchives Canada 1997 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Cabin Fever album art Lenny Breau Cabin Fever (Album) Guitarchives Canada 1997 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Boy Wonder album art Lenny Breau Boy Wonder (Album) Guitarchives Canada 1998 Vendi questa versione
SJRCD1008 Lenny Breau - Live At Donte's album art Lenny Breau Live At Donte's(CD) String Jazz SJRCD1008 UK 2000 Vendi questa versione
Lenny Breau - Pickin' Cotten album art Lenny Breau, Richard Cotten Lenny Breau, Richard Cotten - Pickin' Cotten (Album) Guitarchives Canada 2001 Vendi questa versione
AL1007-2 Lenny Breau - The Hallmark Sessions album art Lenny Breau The Hallmark Sessions(CD, Mono) Art Of Life Records AL1007-2 US 2003 Vendi questa versione
AL1004-2 Lenny Breau - The Complete Living Room Tapes album art Lenny Breau & Brad Terry Lenny Breau & Brad Terry - The Complete Living Room Tapes(CD) Art Of Life Records AL1004-2 US 2003 Vendi questa versione
GTR-0007 Lenny Breau - Mosaic album art Lenny Breau Mosaic(CD, Album) Guitarchives GTR-0007 Canada 2006 Vendi questa versione
270201 Lenny Breau - LA Bootleg 1984 album art Lenny Breau LA Bootleg 1984(CD, Album) Linus Entertainment 270201 Canada 2014 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

228 Lenny Breau - Hopeless Woman album art Betty Cody Featuring Her Sons Denny* & Lenny Breau Betty Cody Featuring Her Sons Denny* & Lenny Breau - Hopeless Woman(7") Family (7) 228 US Unknown Vendi questa versione

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ijustspeak

ijustspeak

06 giugno 2015
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Lenny Breau was an over-accomplished guitarist that saw no other way to further develop himself than to use an custom 7-string guitar to advance in technique. What he did on that 7-string was deemed to be impossible, but he did it . He blows away pretty much any guitarist out there even to this day, and even Chet Atkins looked up to him (As a guitarist, but was more a father figure to him). Impressive that he, at age 14 could play "stride" style that Chet and Merle Travis was known for. Im 34 and not even close.
A fantastic talent who´s life was cut short by drug use and a troubled life. A sad loss and story. But what talent he possessed.. A true guitar legend.
buriedinsounds

buriedinsounds

02 settembre 2012
Definitely on the Top 5 list of greatest Jazz guitarists most people have never heard of.

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