My guest today is Emily Hughes, filmmaker and also the daughter of the late guitar giant, Lenny Breau.
In this interview Emily discusses her fathers legacy and her new film entitled "The Genius of Lenny Breau Remembered" as well as the first documentary she did back in 1999- "The Genius of Lenny Breau."
I highly recommend watching both of these excellent documentaries to get a really unique insight to the life, music and struggles of Lenny Breau, one of the greatest innovators in jazz guitar IMO (post Wes Montgomery and pre Stanley Jordan.) I was also interested to hear that his murder case- (he was found dead in a rooftop swimming pool in 1984 at his apartment in Los Angeles) has recently been re -opened by the LAPD. Hopefully we get some answers into what happened and justice is finally served.
Please check out Lennybreau.com for more info on the movie and everything else going on in the world of Lenny Breau.
Recorded via Skype New Orleans/Calgary July 2018