Lenny Breau

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Legal name: Leonard Harold Breau


Leonard Harold "Lenny" Breau (August 5, 1941 – August 12, 1984) was an American guitarist and music educator. One of the most admired guitarists of his generation in musician's circles in the US, he was known for blending many styles of music including: jazz, country, classical and flamenco guitar. Inspired by country guitarists like Chet Atkins, Breau used fingerstyle techniques not often used in jazz guitar, and with his use of the 7-string guitar and approach to the guitar like a piano, opened up possibilities for the instrument.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Guitar Sounds From Lenny Breau Lenny Breau 2
1979 Lenny Breau Lenny Breau 1
1979 The Legendary Lenny Breau ... Now! Lenny Breau 1
1986 The Living Room Tapes Lenny Breau, Brad Terry 1
1988 Last Sessions Lenny Breau 1
1994 5 O'clock & Mo' Breau Lenny Breau 1
1994 Standard Brands Lenny Breau and Chet Atkins 1
1995 Live at Bourbon St. Lenny Breau & Dave Young 1
1996 Live at Bourbon Street Lenny Breau & Dave Young 1
1997 Cabin Fever Lenny Breau 1
1997 Chance Meeting Tal Farlow & Lenny Breau 1
1998 Boy Wonder Lenny Breau 1
2001 Pickin' cotten Lenny Breau & Richard Cotten 2
2003 The Hallmark Sessions Lenny Breau 1
2005 Swingin' on a Seven-String Lenny Breau 1
2014 Mosaic Lenny Breau 1
Minors Aloud Buddy Emmons & Lenny Breau 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau: Live! Lenny Breau 2
1984 Live at Donte's 1984 Lenny Breau 1
2004 At the Purple Onion Lenny Breau, Don Francks, Eon Henstridge 1

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