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Billy Bauer
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Japanese exclusive remastered reissue packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve. Verve. 2004.


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All Artists: Billy Bauer
Title: Plectrist
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1956
Re-Release Date: 9/19/2000
Album Type: Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Plectrist
UPCs: 731451706028, 4988005371188


Album Description
Japanese exclusive remastered reissue packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve. Verve. 2004.

CD Reviews

Rare Gem of Jazz Guitar
james ludwig | Garden City, NY / Boston,MA USA | 09/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Billy Bauer is one of the most talented and original jazz guitarists to come out of the golden years of jazz, and yet he remains THE most underrated musician in jazz of the 40s and 50s. His work with Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz and many others profoundly influenced the future of jazz guitar, in a melodic and harmonic sense. This is Mr. Bauer's only recording as a leader and until now it has only been available on a rare and almost impossible to locate LP. This album contains a handful of originals, as well as several unique standards, and it concludes with an original solo guitar piece. "The Plectrist" is an essential recording for anyone who would wish to become wholly familiar with jazz guitar, or anyone who loves spontaneous, beautifully performed, joyous art."
Billy Bauer Guitar Master
G. Moore | Burnie, Tasmania Australia | 07/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Plectrist is without question one of the best albums I have had the pleasure of listening to over recent times. Despite the fact I have had the album for some time now I continue to keep it in the car for peace of mind whilst driving. It is music as sweet as nectar with a style of its very own. Billy Bauer is not only a class artist but is someone I would dearly love to listen to live."
Fresh and different
Don Steiny | Santa Cruz, CA USA | 08/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For people interested in a variety of guitar styles Billy Bauer is a great treat. I can't get his version of "Lullaby of the Leaves" out of my head sometimes."