Lenny Breau / Chet Atkins

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Having originally signed Lenny Breau to his first recording contract, it was only fitting that Chet Atkins eventually record with his prize pupil. The pairing of these two guitar legends for a series of guitar duets was long overdue, but thankfully was well preserved and finally reissued. What makes this session so special is the sensitivity of the two, who are not only great players, but great listeners too. The interplay between the duo is a fascinating lesson in the old teaching the new and vice versa. Breau's debt to Atkins is obvious, but so too is the respect that the elder statesmen reciprocates. All of the selections are noteworthy, but their treatment of "Somebody's Knockin'" is simply brilliant. A wonderful piece of guitar history.

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