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Zachary Breaux

Inspired by George Benson and Wes Montgomery, Zachary Breaux was a flexible guitarist who could deal with soul-jazz, post-bop, and hard bop in addition to more commercial pop-jazz and NAC music. Although jazzman only documented a small number of albums — including 1992’s Groovin’ and 1994’s Laidback, both on NYC, and Uptown Groove on Zebra — he held busy being a sideman within the 1980s and 1990s and supported such major performers as Stanley Turrentine, Jack port McDuff, Donald Byrd, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. It had been in 1984 that he fulfilled vibist/vocalist Roy Ayers, who he used extensively. Agreed upon to Zebra in 1996, Breaux appeared to have a shiny future before him, but tragically, the guitarist was just in his thirties when he passed away in Miami Seaside after wanting to conserve a swimmer in problems on Feb 20, 1997.

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