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Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Joshua Breakstone!

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Guitar Legend Joshua Breakstone grew up with music-loving parents.  And sister Jill was part of the light show at the Fillmore East, so brother would get an earful of ALL his early heroes, including Jimi and Zappa.  Joshua started playing guitar at 14 - and had some fabulous experiences as his passion grew. He was in a high school band called "Moon Unit" - along with his guitar, the group featured bass, drums, organ and flute. And he studied with the respected Sal Salvador in New York - before he went to college in Florida. Then off to Berklee. An extended stay in Brazil - then back to NYC. Teaching and performing while doing grad work, Joshua found his way into the company of the best and most compelling artists on the scene. At this point, he was stoned cold in love with Jazz - having heard and felt the greatness of Lee Morgan and Clifford Brown (yes, trumpeters first) - and succumbing to the emotion of Charlie Parker's tone. He wanted the full articulation of notes that he heard via trumpet - mingled with the sincerity of sax - to translate his guitar into a work of art and authenticity. He has succeeded. Since his debut in 1979, Joshua Breakstone has forged musical relationships with people - and countries. Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Jack McDuff and Al Harewood - the immortal Emily Remler - and positively affected Japan and France. There have been musical tributes to Wes Montgomery and Bud Powell. There has been stunning original work. "Guitar Player" Magazine and "Downbeat&q