The Legendary Lenny Breau... Now!

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The Legendary Lenny Breau... Now!
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Studio album by Lenny Breau
Released Fall 1979
Recorded August-September 1977, August 1978
Studio C.A. Workshop, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Jazz
Length 30:24
Label Sound Hole Records
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The Legendary Lenny Breau... Now! is an album by Canadian guitarist Lenny Breau, released in 1979.[1]


The album was recorded in Chet Atkins' home studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Due to Breau's drug problem, he stayed in Atkins' home prior to the session in order to be clean and able to perform. The release was on John Knowles label, Sound Hole Records, which had only two releases (the other being Knowles' own Sittin' Back Pickin'). This out of print album is one of Breau's rarest. It was sold only through ads in guitar magazines, with total sales estimated between two and three thousand.[2] Breau recorded with guitars made by Tom Holmes and Hascal Haile.[3] On some songs Breau played a separate rhythm guitar track that he later overdubbed a solo onto.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Paul Kohler wrote of the album "this record showcases Breau in the solo guitar spotlight... Breau's version of McCoy Tyner's "Visions" is astounding!!"[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Can't Help It" (Hank Williams) – 4:34
  2. "Always" (Irving Berlin) – 3:44
  3. "Our Delight" (Tadd Dameron) – 4:06
  4. "Freight Train" (Elizabeth Cotten, Arranged by Breau) – 2:55
  5. "Ebony Queen" (McCoy Tyner) – 3:46
  6. "I Love You" (Cole Porter) – 4:20
  7. "It Could Happen to You" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:46
  8. "Visions" (Tyner) – 4:13


  • Lenny Breau – acoustic and electric guitar


  1. ^ a b c d Kohler, Paul. "The Legendary Lenny Breau... Now! > 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.
  3. ^ Album back cover notes

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