|Studio album by Buddy Emmons, Lenny Breau|
|Recorded||August 7–8, 1978 at Pete's Place, Nashville, TN|
|Lenny Breau chronology|
Minors Aloud was digitally remastered and reissued on CD by Art of Life in 2005 and includes a 6-page booklet, original and new liner notes and a copy of the lead sheet for the title track handwritten by Breau himself.
In his liner notes for the reissue, Emmons states: "... producer Mike Melford asked me if I would be interested in recording with Lenny Breau. My response was a quick yes but on the condition that Lenny would be the featured artist and I'd be listed as a guest... I learned later that Lenny hadn't been told anything about the project other than to just show up. With a few days preparation and a little polish to the arrangements, this would have been a different album. For better or worse we'll never know, but I do know the solos were spontaneous, the energy level was fantastic, and we all had a great time getting there."
Writing for Allmusic, music critic Paul Kohler singled out a few of the songs as noteworthy and notes "The pedal steel definitely gives a rather unique sound to Benny Golson's "Killer Joe," though Breau is clearly the more interesting soloist... Flying Fish was always interested in mixing musicians from country and jazz; this somewhat uneven date should be considered at least a partial success."
- "Minors Aloud" (Buddy Emmons, Lenny Breau) – 3:41
- "Compared to What" (Gene McDaniels) – 4:39
- "Killer Joe" (Benny Golson) – 6:08
- "Long Way to Go" (Michael Melford, Wolf Opper) – 4:27
- "Secret Love" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – 5:06
- "Scrapple from the Apple" (Charlie Parker) – 7:08
- "On a Bach Bouree" (Breau) – 6:27
- Buddy Emmons – pedal steel guitar
- Lenny Breau – guitar
- Randy Goodrum – keyboards
- Charles Dungey – bass
- Kenny Malone – drums
- Michael Melford – producer
- Al Pachucki – engineer
- Ben Tallent – engineer
- J. D. Sloan – photography
- Buddy Emmons – liner notes