Lenny was a lot like Jeff Beck in the way that they approach the guitar in a very uniquely their own way. Someone may learn their licks, but you cant learn their touch or feel.
Jerry. What can you really say about that guy. He too was totally unique, and although Lenny was a virtuoso, I put Reed several clicks above him. Jerry was not only every bit the player Lenny was, he was also a composer with a huge catalog, a great singer, a comedian, an actor, and in my opinion the greatest entertainer to ever live. Elvis may have been a better singer or Eastwood a better actor, but no one ever had everything like Jerry.
It's staggering to think of him as this super-picker, singer and writer of music... then to say that Elvis held up a session because he had to have Reed and no one else could or would do.... then he starred in the 2nd biggest movie of 1977 (1st was Star Wars, or else it would've been #1) and so many more things.
There are comets.... Reed, Breau, SRV. On one hand I'm sad they left us but on the other, I'm glad they shared their gifts with us. I cant imagine a life without Reed and Vaughan, especially.