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    Lou Pallo of Les Paul Trio, acclaimed North Jersey guitarist, dies
    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."


    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.