Five O'Clock Bells

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Five O'Clock Bells
Five Oclock Bells.jpg
Studio album by Lenny Breau
Released 1979
Recorded October-November 1977, January 1978
Studio Blank Tape Recording Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:26
Label Adelphi
Lenny Breau chronology
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Five O'Clock Bells
Lenny Breau

Five O'Clock Bells is a studio album by Auburn, ME born guitarist Lenny Breau, released in 1979.[1]


After signing a three-album deal with Gene Rosenthal for Adelphi Records, Breau recorded enough material for this over a few months in 1977. Rosenthal produced the first sessions which would become Five O'Clock Bells. Subsequent releases from these sessions were Mo' Breau and Last Sessions.[2]

Originally released on LP in 1979, it was reissued in 1987 on the Genes label and again reissued along with Mo' Breau.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

In his review for Allmusic, music critic Michael G. Nastos wrote "Guitar students, this is your homework — find this album."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini) – 4:37
  2. "Toronto" (Lenny Breau) – 5:46
  3. "Amy (For Cinde)" (Breau) – 2:26
  4. "Other Places, Other Times" (Breau) – 4:22
  5. "Five O'Clock Bells" (Breau) – 3:15
  6. "Little Blues" (Breau) – 3:44
  7. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers) – 6:12
  8. "Visions" (McCoy Tyner) – 6:08


  • Lenny Breau – guitar, vocals on "Five O'Clock Bells"


  1. ^ a b c d Nastos, Michael G. "Five O'Clock Bells > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Forbes-Robert, Ron. (2006). One Long Tune: the life and music of Lenny Breau. Denton, TX. University of North Texas Press. ISBN 1-57441-210-8.

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