Lenny Breau (album)

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Lenny Breau
Lenny Breau album.jpg
Studio album by Lenny Breau
Released June 1979
Recorded February 22, 1979
Studio Sound Stage, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Jazz
Length 34:22
Label Direct-Disk Labs
Producer Joe Overholt
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Lenny Breau is an album by Maine-born guitarist Lenny Breau, released in 1979.[1]


Originally released on Direct-Disk Labs, it was reissued in 1995 on the Adelphi label and as Lenny Breau Trio on CD on the Genes label in 1999.[2]

Breau's friend and mentor Chet Atkins guests on "You Needed Me".


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
JazzTimes(favorable) [2]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow called Breau "in fine form" and wrote of the album "This album gives listeners a strong example of his legendary artistry."[1] In reviewing the Adelphi reissue for JazzTimes, critic Bill Milkowski wrote "Breau demonstrates mind-boggling facility and fluidity on a jazzy interpretation of Bob Dylan's 'Don't Think Twice (It's Alright)' and on a blistering, pent-up rendition of John Coltrane's 'Mister Night.' Jazz guitarists everywhere need to check out this remarkable (and remarkably overlooked) player."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Needed Me" (Randy Goodrum) – 4:31
  2. "Don't Think Twice (It's All Right)" (Bob Dylan) – 6:35
  3. "Mister Night" (John Coltrane) – 4:45
  4. "Neptune" (Lenny Breau) – 8:32
  5. "Claude (Free Song)" (Breau) – 6:27


  • Lenny Breau – guitar
  • Chet Atkins – guitar ("You Needed Me")
  • Don Thompson – bass
  • Claude Ranger – drums


  1. ^ a b c Kohler, Paul. "Lenny Breau > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Milkowski, Bill. "Lenny Breau Trio > Review". JazzTimes. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 

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