The Living Room Tapes, Vol. 1

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The Living Room Tapes, Vol. 1
Living Room Tapes Vol 1.jpg
Studio album by Lenny Breau
Released 1986
Genre Jazz
Label Living Room Records
Lenny Breau chronology
Quietude
(1985)Quietude1985
The Living Room Tapes, Vol. 1
(1986)
Last Sessions
(1987)Last Sessions1987

The Living Room Tapes, Vol. 1 is an album by Canadian guitarist Lenny Breau and clarinetist Brad Terry, released in 1986.

History[edit]

Both solo and duet performances are included in these sessions. They were recorded at the home of Brad Terry in Maine on an informal basis, although both Breau and Terry had discussed commercially releasing the recordings. They were released by Terry after Breau's death.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Scott Yanow wrote in his review: "...the spontaneous jams give Breau a real opportunity to stretch out. The majority of the seven selections are standards and they feature Breau and the unknown Terry in top form."[2]

Reissues[edit]

  • The Living Room Tapes, Vol. 1 was reissued on CD in 1988 by Musical Heritage Society Records.
  • The Living Room Tapes, Vol. 1 was reissued on CD in 1995 by DOS Records.
  • The Living Room Tapes, Vol. 1 was remastered and reissued with additional tracks from The Living Room Tapes, Vol. 2 in 2004 by Art of Life Records as The Complete Living Room Tapes.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How High the Moon" (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 7:43
  2. "You Needed Me" (Randy Goodrum) – 5:05
  3. "Blues for Carole" – 9:04
  4. "The Claw" (Jerry Reed) – 2:59
  5. "Secret Love" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – 7:47
  6. "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey) – 6:22
  7. "Foolish Heart" (Victor Young) – 5:33

Personnel[edit]

  • Lenny Breau – guitar
  • Brad Terry – clarinet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terry, Brad. The Complete Living Room Tapes. Liner notes. Art of Life Records.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "The Living Room Tapes, Vol. 1 > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ Allmusic entry for The Complete Living Room Tapes Accessed August 2009.

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