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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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