Album Details

Jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Early Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Guitar Jazz

Album Review

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 1925-1933, 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.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Prelude
  2. Pickin' My Way
  3. Rainbow Dreams
  4. Blue Guitars
  5. April Kisses
  6. I'll Never Be the Same
  7. The Blue Room
  8. Eddie's Twister
  9. Midnight Call Blues
  10. Perfect
  11. A Little Love, a Little Kiss
  12. Melody Man's Dream
  13. Feeling My Way
  14. Church Street Sobbin' Blues
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