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Vangthanousone Bouaphanh

Vangthanousone Bouaphanh was born in Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. He only took up the guitar aged 21, after hearing some recorded jazz in a friend's bar. Initially attracted to bossa nova, especially Antonio Carlos Jobim

Antonio Carlos Jobim
Antonio Carlos Jobim
1927 - 1994
, Vangthanousone soon became fascinated by straight ahead jazz, and began to study and play the music of saxophonists John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
1926 - 1967
and Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
1920 - 1955
sax, alto

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”As a jazz guitarist he's clearly the genuine article, with a non-flashy, soulful approach to his instrument.” All About Jazz

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