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The Genius of Lenny Breau (1999)

The Genius of Lenny Breau is Hughes' film biography of her father, the Canadian jazz guitar genius who died under mysterious circumstances in 1984. Through making the documentary, Hughes ... See full summary »
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Emily Hughes Emily Hughes ... Herself / Interviewer
Lenny Breau Lenny Breau ... Himself (archive footage)
Rich Aldahl Rich Aldahl ... Himself
George Benson ... Himself
Andy Summers ... Himself
Liona Boyd Liona Boyd ... Herself
Leonard Cohen ... Himself
Pat Metheny Pat Metheny ... Himself
Betty Cody Betty Cody ... Herself
Ray St. Germain Ray St. Germain ... Himself
Randy Bachman ... Himself
Scott Paige Scott Paige ... Himself
Ted Greene Ted Greene ... Himself
Steve Vai ... Himself
Don Francks ... Himself
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The Genius of Lenny Breau is Hughes' film biography of her father, the Canadian jazz guitar genius who died under mysterious circumstances in 1984. Through making the documentary, Hughes discovered the life of a father she never knew. Written by Anonymous

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Canada

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Excellent job
20 August 2006 | by spiritparkSee all my reviews

Because of Lenny's issues with addiction, there were tremendous gaps in his life that were not possible to document. Ms. Hughes does a fantastic job documenting everything that is possible and even getting at some of the harder more ephemeral things about Lenny's life. There is a lot of video from the early 60's which shows what a prodigious talent Lenny was. As he went through his later stages in life, those videos, and his participation in the music world, become less frequent and she must rely on the recollections of others. I've purchased and watched this movie dozens of times and come away with something new each time. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in Jazz and especially Jazz Guitar. This guy is a legend.


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