One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau-Gene Lees, Ron Forbes-Roberts

  • Title: One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau
  • Author: Gene Lees, Ron Forbes-Roberts
  • Released: 2006-05-01
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  • Pages: 344
  • ISBN: 1574412108
  • ISBN13: 978-1574412109
  • ASIN: 1574412108


Review “A thorough and fascinating biography, which includes a discography and analysis of Breau's recordings.” --Toronto Globe and Mail
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“Forbes-Roberts does a credible job of depicting the variables that fostered Breau’s total devotion to his instrument and subsequent descent into heroin addiction. Where Forbes-Roberts does his best work though, is in his technical explanations of Breau’s unique guitar system and his comprehensive critical analyses of the artist’s recording sessions.” --All About Jazz
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“Forbes-Roberts walks the line between adulation and research, music nerd and general interest reporter, with aplomb, and most importantly delivers a very readable account of a personality most readers should find endearing (if heartbreaking), even if they’d never previously heard of Breau.”--Boston Phoenix
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“The author has delivered a comprehensive, well-written book that evokes both sympathy and admiration for [Breau], with painstaking documentation of his technical approach.” --The Toronto Star
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“Lenny Breau was, and will always be, a great treasure. We need him today more than ever.” --Mundell Lowe
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“In his brilliantly written and exhaustively researched biography, Forbes-Roberts gets to the essence of the creative process itself and the meaning of what it is to be an underappreciated genius.” --Bill Milkowski, author of Jaco
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