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Jazz Guitar Virtuoso
Eddie Lang
Jazz Guitar Virtuoso
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Eddie Lang
Title: Jazz Guitar Virtuoso
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Yazoo
Release Date: 2/27/1990
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Traditional Blues, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Dixieland
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351015921, 016350105944, 803680481158

CD Reviews

The most in-demand guitarist of 1925-33
The Dixieland Man | 10/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eddie Lang did not lead many sessions during his short life and the great majority are on this Yazoo collection. The most in-demand guitarist of 1925-33, Lang's rare opportunities to head his own dates put the focus on his single-note lines and gave him a chance to be in the spotlight rather than making other players sound good. This album has two unaccompanied solos (including Rachmaninoff's "Prelude"), duets with pianists Frank Signorelli, Arthur Schutt and Rube Bloom and three of his famous collaborations with fellow guitarist Lonnie Johnson. However the most memorable tracks are Lang's two exciting duets with guitarist Carl Kress: "Pickin' My Way" and an alternate take of "Feeling My Way." This is highly recommended music from the best jazz guitarist prior to the rise of Django Reinhardt"
Outstanding early jazz guitar pioneer.
obeat | 10/01/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very melodious tunes, many haunting and hummable, that display dazzling guitar work and phrasings of a bygone era. Clearly Lang was an inspiration to Django and later guitar heroes. A few classic songs recorded with Johnson make this memorable."
Virtuoso indeed!
obeat | 08/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great disc. It has Eddie playing in several different settings. The duets with Johnson playing lead are excellent. One of my favorite old jazz albums."