One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau
Chet Atkins called Lenny Breau (1941–1984) “the greatest guitarist who ever walked the face of the earth.” Breau began playing the instrument at age seven, and went on to master many styles, especially jazz. Between 1968 and 1983 he made a series of recordings that are among the most influential guitar albums of the century.
Breau’s astonishing virtuosity influenced countless performers, but unfortunately it came at the expense of his personal relationships. Despite Breau’s fascinating life story and his musical importance, no full-length biography has been published until now. Forbes-Roberts has interviewed more than 175 people and closely analyzed Breau’s recordings to reveal an enormously gifted man and the inner workings of his music.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Indybeez - LibraryThing
Lenny Breau was perhaps the most gifted guitarist the world has ever produced. That was also the only thing he could do. A kind and gentle soul, he also suffered from crippling battles with drug abuse ... Read full review
Review: One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny BreauUser Review - Agostino Scafidi - Goodreads
I recommend this book to any guitarist and/or music lover out there. Obviously you should know who Lenny Breau is or the book won't be of much interest. It was well written, well told, and will leave any fan satisfied. Oh and PS his wife totally did it! (NOT a spoiler fyi) Read full review
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