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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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Steve Adams
30 May
Cheryl Bentyne
17 Oct
Will Bernard
11 Apr
Barbara Borden
21 Mar
Jim Butler
13 Jun
Ian Carey
21 Feb
Judy Chaikin
17 Jan
Mike Clark
10 Oct
Freddy Cole
21 Nov
Beth Custer
01 Aug
Harry Duncan
03 Oct
Kai Eckhardt
03 Jan
Lisa Engelken
26 Sep
Don Friedman
07 Nov
Roger Glenn
05 Dec
Kimberly Gordon
28 Mar
Marty Grosz
29 Aug
Alex Hahn
08 Aug
Bill Holman
28 Feb
Tommy Igoe
07 Mar
Namita Kapoor
22 Aug
27 Jun
Lisa Mezzacappa
24 Oct
25 Jul
Glenn Richman
15 Aug
Alfredo Rodriguez
25 Apr
Dan Sabanovich
02 May
Grant Stewart
12 Dec
Judy Wexler
04 Apr