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  • Sebastien Lanson (2004)

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    Sebastien Lanson is a versatile performer with a guitar style that adapts readily to both ends of the jazz spectrum from traditional to contemporary.

    Taking up the guitar at age 14, he began formal training one year later with his aunt, Marie-Nonne Lanson, a professional classical performer and teacher. His musical education continued at the American School of Modern Music in Paris, an affiliate of The Berklee College of Music in Boston, spending four years studying composition, improvisation, and arranging. He attended master classes with such jazz greats as Gary Burton, Randy Brecker, and Steve Swallow, and studied for several years with jazz guitar master Philippe Petit. In France, he played in some of the most famous Parisian jazz clubs, including Le Ducs des Lombards, Alliance Jazz Club and Le Petit Journal.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio Smokin' at the Half Note, Vol. 2 Impressions (Verve)
    # 2 Bill Evans and Jim Hall Undercurrent My Funny Valentine (Blue Note)
    # 3 Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um Better Get It in Your Soul (Columbia)
    # 4 Larry Young Unity Monk's Dream (Blue Note)
    # 5 Joe Henderson, featuring John Scofield So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles) Joshua (Verve)
    # 6 Bill Evans You Must Believe in Spring You Must Believe in Spring (Warner Bros)
    # 7 The Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet Clifford Brown and Max Roach Joy Spring (EmArcy)
    # 8 Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duke Ellington and John Coltrane In a Sentimental Mood (Impulse)
             
    Book Rainier Maria Rilke, "Letters to a Young Poet"
             
    Luxury Item Either a flare gun, or an iPod
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Bill Evans, featuring Toots Thielemans Affinity N/A (Warner Bros)
    Alt 2 Keith Jarrett At the Blue Note: the Complete Recordings N/A (ECM)
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    23 Jun
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
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    16 Jun
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    30 Jun
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun