Bert Jansch :: Heartbreak (Reissue)

As a solo artist and as one fifth of Pentangle, Bert Jansch's six-string stylings captivated guitarists as disparate as Jimmy Page, Neil Young and Johnny Marr. His sound is instantly recognizable, as distinctive as a fingerprint: the circular picking patterns, melodies and rhythms incorporating everything from medieval madrigals to Mingus, that assertive snap of steel against fretboard. No matter where Jansch's long, winding career took him that sound was always central. Even when he found himself in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, surrounded . . .

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