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The Bebop Shop : A Swingin' Affair: Blue Notes & Hard Bop Classics : Johnny Smith & Other Minor Guitar Masters

Johnny Smith: Walk, Don't Run (CD: Roulette)Johnny Smith: Walk, Don't Run (CD: Roulette)
“Moonlight In Vermont” may have made Johnny Smith famous, but this 1954 session with rhythm guitarist Perry Lopez, bassist Arnold Fishkin and drummer Don Lamond is his masterpiece. Originally issued over two 10” LPs, these 13 songs shows an innovative guitarist with astonishing technique and lightning-fast mind. These gems are ripe for rediscovery in the guitar world. The closing “Lullaby Of Birdland” features Smith playing a duet with himself through early overdubbing. The title tune, a Johnny Smith original, became a Top Ten hit six years later for The Ventures. Remastered in 24 bit from the original mono tapes. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £8.99 


Johnny Smith: Moonlight In Vermont (CD: Roulette)
In 1952, guitar virtuoso Johnny Smith began recording for Teddy Reig's Roost Records and he hit big with his first session. Adding Stan Getz to his regular quartet, he created a spellbinding version of "Moonlight In Vermont" which became a best-selling record far beyond the jazz audience.

Reig paired Smith with Getz again and then with Zoot Sims and Paul Quinichette. While they never matched their first hit in sales, the created some great jazz. All 16 tunes by Smith with these tenor giants are gathered on this CD, remastered in 24 but from the original tapes. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £8.99 

Johnny Smith: Moonlight In Vermont (CD: Roulette)


Lenny Breau: The Hallmark Sessions (CD: Art Of Life- US Import)Lenny Breau: The Hallmark Sessions (CD: Art Of Life- US Import)
"The Hallmark Sessions", recorded at Hallmark Studios in Toronto, Canada on November 28, 1961, were recorded when Lenny Breau was only twenty years old. This is Lenny's first professionally recorded Jazz session and, until now, has never been released. The original analog reel-to-reel master tapes have been in the possession of Lenny's former manager, George B. Sukornyk, for over forty years. In addition to several Jazz standards such as: It Could Happen To You and I'll Remember April, Lenny also performs several solo Flamenco and Country & Western pieces, as well as four previously unheard original compositions. Lenny recorded seven tracks with acoustic bassist Rick Danko and drummer Levon Helm, both former members of the group The Band, as well as six solo guitar pieces at Hallmark Studios. In addition to the trio and solo tracks, there are also six bonus tracks that contain the Stereo versions of the trio pieces. All tracks have been professionally mastered using 24-bit digital technology. (Art Of Life Records) 


Price:  £13.99 


Lenny Breau: At The Purple Onion (CD: Art Of Life- US Import)
Following in the footsteps of Lenny Breau's-"The Hallmark Sessions" CD, "At The Purple Onion" captures Lenny performing in a live trio date recorded at the Purple Onion club in Toronto, Canada in August of 1962. This 68-minute previously unreleased live recording features Canadian singer/actor Don Francks on vocals and acoustic bassist Eon Henstridge. The original analog reel-to-reel master tapes have been in the possession of Lenny's former manager, George B. Sukornyk, for over forty years. Includes liner notes by Don Francks, Joey Hollingsworth, George B. Sukornyk and Ron Forbes-Roberts author of the forthcoming biography: One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau. All tracks have been professionally mastered using 24-bit digital technology. (Art Of Life Records) 


Price:  £13.99 

Lenny Breau: At The Purple Onion (CD: Art Of Life- US Import)


Lenny Breau & Brad Terry: The Complete Living Room Tapes (CD: Art Of Life- US Import, 2 CDs)Lenny Breau & Brad Terry: The Complete Living Room Tapes (CD: Art Of Life- US Import, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £19.99 

The Bebop Shop : A Swingin' Affair: Blue Notes & Hard Bop Classics : Johnny Smith & Other Minor Guitar Masters
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