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    Lou Pallo of Les Paul Trio, acclaimed North Jersey guitarist, dies
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    Guitarist Lou Pallo, who anchored the Les Paul Trio for decades and was once described by Keith Richards as "the man of a million chords," died on Wednesday. He was 86.

    A Haskell resident, Pallo also was part of the unofficial "Jersey Guitar Mafia" that ruled New York-area recording sessions in the 1950s and 60s.
    They got their name from the legendary Paul, who often staged late-night recording sessions in his home studio in Mahwah. Paul will tell people, "You couldn't do a session without calling one of those guys," including Bucky Pizzarelli, who died in April of COVID complications in his Saddle River home.
    Other musicians called Pallo "the man of a million inversions" and marveled at his technique as a rhythm guitarist for Paul. But Pallo played dazzling lead lines as well, on both guitar and mandolin.
    'He could find a chord for every note you were singing," Richards, the Rolling Stones guitarist, said. "It always fascinates me."

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    The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary
     
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    Lou Pallo with Frank and Vinny


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    A lesson from Lou....
    (Starts around the 2:30 mark.


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    Part 2 of the lesson / interview.
    Again, Lou comes in around the 2:30 mark.