Eddie Lang - Jazz Guitar Virtuoso FLAC album
Genre: Jazz / Blues
Title: Jazz Guitar Virtuoso
Style: Chicago Blues
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Jazz Guitar Virtuoso, 2006. Pickin' My Way, 03:00.
40: Eddie Lang: Jazz Guitar Virtuoso (1977). Salvatore Massaro is better known as Eddie Lang (1902-1933), the abundantly-talented Philadelphia-born fretboard genius who played a pivotal role in helping the guitar come to prominence as a solo instrument. Like Charlie Christian after him, Lang died young but, in his short career, proved himself an innovator. In 1994, these two guitar greats – born three years apart – collaborated on an 11-track jazz album playing in a quartet configuration with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bill Stewart. Scofield wrote six songs while Metheny contributed five, and though their contrasting guitar styles are markedly different – Scofield’s is funky and earthy while Metheny’s is almost celestial by comparison – the overall impression is one of unity rather than separateness.
Eddie Lang (born Salvatore Massaro, October 25, 1902 – March 26, 1933) is known as the father of jazz guitar. During the 1920s, he gave the guitar a prominence it previously lacked as a solo instrument, as part of a band or orchestra, and as accompaniment for vocalists. He recorded duets with guitarists Lonnie Johnson and Carl Kress, with jazz violinist Joe Venuti, and played rhythm guitar in the big bands of Paul Whiteman and Bing Crosby.
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The first jazz guitar virtuoso, Eddie Lang was everywhere in the late '20s; all of his fellow musicians knew that he was the best. A boyhood friend of Joe Venuti, Lang took violin lessons for 11 years but switched to guitar before he turned professional. In 1924, he debuted with the Mound City Blue Blowers and was soon in great demand for recording dates, both in the jazz world and in commercial settings. His sophisticated chord patterns made him a superior accompanist who uplifted everyone else's music, and he was also a fine single-note soloist.
Guitar – Carl Kress (tracks: A2, B6), Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson (2) (tracks: A4, A7, B2). Liner Notes – Steve Calt. Mastered By – Nick Perls. Piano – Arthur Schutt (tracks: A5, B1), Frank Signorelli (tracks: A3, B3, B5, B7), Rube Bloom (tracks: A6). Notes. Multi-coloured Labels 245 Waverly Place, New York, . A1: 1927 A2: 1932 A3: 1928 A4: 1929 A5: 1927 A6: 1928 A7: 1929 B1: 1927 B2: 1929 B3: 1927 B4: 1927 B5: 1927 B6: 1932 (unissued take) B7: 1928.
The term jazz guitar may refer to either a type of guitar or to the variety of guitar playing styles used in the various genres which are commonly termed "jazz". The jazz-type guitar was born as a result of using electric amplification to increase the volume of conventional acoustic guitars. Conceived in the early 1930s, the electric guitar became a necessity as jazz musicians sought to amplify their sound to be heard over loud big bands
|A2||Pickin' My Way||3:00|
|A6||I'll Never Be The Same||3:09|
|B2||Midnight Call Blues||3:18|
|B4||A Little Love, A Little Kiss||2:59|
|B5||Melody Man's Dream||2:48|
|B6||Feeling My Way||2:58|
|B7||Church Street Sobbin' Blues||2:59|
- Record Company – Yazoo Records Inc.
- Licensed From – Columbia Special Products
- Artwork [Cover] – Robert Crumb
- Chimes – Justin Ring (tracks: B7)
- Guitar – Carl Kress (tracks: A2, B6), Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson (tracks: A4, A7, B2)
- Liner Notes – Steve Calt*
- Mastered By – Nick Perls
- Piano – Arthur Schutt (tracks: A5, B1), Frank Signorelli (tracks: A3, B3, B5, B7), Rube Bloom (tracks: A6)
NotesLabel variation, peacock logo labels with different typeset from Jazz Guitar Virtuoso.
First catalog number on cover, second catalog number on labels.
Yazoo Records Inc.
245 Waverly Place, New York, N.Y. 10014
We wish to thank Joe Venuti for his helpful information and comments, and Nick Perls for the loan of his rare originals.
B6: 1932 (unissued take)
A1, A3 to B5, B7: Reproduced pursuant to express license from Columbia Special Products, CBS Records Division, CBS, Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): L-1059 A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): L-1059 B
|1059, L-1059||Eddie Lang||Jazz Guitar Virtuoso (LP, Comp)||Yazoo, Yazoo||1059, L-1059||US||1977|
|1059||Eddie Lang||Jazz Guitar Virtuoso (LP, Comp, RE)||Yazoo||1059||US||Unknown|
|1059||Eddie Lang||Jazz Guitar Virtuoso (CD, Comp)||Yazoo||1059||US||1989|