Breau, Lenny

, 2003CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 9.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4+
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Midway into “I’ll Remember April”, we are convinced that Breau could burn on guitar as well as anyone and with endurance. He plays swinging country bluegrass, a bit of blues, “Oscar’s Blues”, cookin’ bop and flamenco. While we preferred the burners, the intensity that Lenny brought on made all of his tunes enjoyable. Lenny was born to play guitar and this 1961 session captures him near the beginning when he was already a virtuoso. Unfortunately, he spent the greater part of his life in Canada away from the jazz mainstream. I take my hat off in respect.