Hallmark Sessions

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Hallmark Sessions is an extraordinary release. The previously unreleased music which sat unheard for over 41 years was recorded in 1961 when Lenny Breau was 20 and nearly seven years before he made his first important recording. The guitarist was already a brilliant player as he shows throughout the set of seven jazz, two country, and four flamenco tunes plus six alternate takes placed at the end of this disc. With tasteful backing by bassist Rick Danko and drummer Levon Helm, Breau plays beautiful chords sounding a little like Johnny Smith in spots and inventive single-note lines. It is remarkable that this music was not released until 2003, but a happy event that it was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Hallmark Sessions is an extraordinary release. The previously unreleased music which sat unheard for over 41 years was recorded in 1961 when Lenny Breau was 20 and nearly seven years before he made his first important recording. The guitarist was already a brilliant player as he shows throughout the set of seven jazz, two country, and four flamenco tunes plus six alternate takes placed at the end of this disc. With tasteful backing by bassist Rick Danko and drummer Levon Helm, Breau plays beautiful chords sounding a little like Johnny Smith in spots and inventive single-note lines. It is remarkable that this music was not released until 2003, but a happy event that it was finally put out. This is a must for Breau fans and an important release for all jazz guitar lovers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2003
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 804640100720
  • Catalog Number: 5637371802
  • Sales rank: 18,481

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It Could Happen to You (5:42)
  2. 2 Oscar's Blues (3:38)
  3. 3 I'll Remember April (4:25)
  4. 4 Undecided (3:34)
  5. 5 My Old Flame (5:29)
  6. 6 'D' Minor Blues (5:10)
  7. 7 'R' Tune (3:20)
  8. 8 Lenny's Western Blues (2:33)
  9. 9 Cannonball Rag (2:13)
  10. 10 Solea (4:01)
  11. 11 Taranta (3:58)
  12. 12 Arabian Fantasy (2:51)
  13. 13 Brazilian Love Song (Batucada) (2:07)
  14. 14 Oscar's Blues (3:39)
  15. 15 I'll Remember April (4:24)
  16. 16 Undecided (3:34)
  17. 17 My Old Flame (5:29)
  18. 18 'D' Minor Blues (5:08)
  19. 19 'R' Tune (3:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lenny Breau Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Rick Danko Bass, Acoustic Bass
Levon Helm Drums
Technical Credits
Merle Travis Composer
Luiz Bonfá Composer
Lenny Breau Composer
Charlie Shavers Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Don Raye Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Arthur Johnston Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Patricia Johnston Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Paul Kohler Producer, Liner Notes, Mastering, Art Direction
Traditional Composer
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