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Early Lenny Breau Sessions Unearthed

Fans of the late guitarist Lenny Breau can slap another disc onto their holiday wish lists; Art of Life Records has released a new disc of early and previously unreleased Breau tracks titled The Hallmark Sessions.

Breau was a seriously singular guitarist, the kind that can make other, insecure guitarists jealous as all hell. He could play chords and solo simultaneously-and he’d do it so effortlessly you’d believe he’d been doing it ever since he popped out of his momma. His improvisations were pieces of outside-the-box magic that mixed elements of jazz, country, rock and classical music that, amazingly, didn’t sound contrived.

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