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Lou Pallo of Les Paul’s Trio with Special Guests: Thank You Les

Several generations of guitarists have been inspired by the playing-and electric guitar and recording inventions-of the late Les Paul. He never really retired, instead spending his golden years playing Monday nights at the Iridium in Manhattan and extending sit-ins to everyone from rising jazzers to pop superstars.

A roomful of those notables, including godson Steve Miller, pay tribute to the master on Thank You Les, the latest from Lou Pallo, longtime guitarist in Paul’s trio. (It arrives on the heels of A Jazz Salute to Les: Live at the Iridium, another star-studded homage credited to the Les Paul Trio & Friends.) Miller sings and swings on “Mr. Day/Tell Me What’s the Reason,” and offers mellow vocals on “Nature Boy,” which opens up for Pallo’s similarly restrained solo.

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