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Generations
     

Generations

by Bucky Pizzarelli
 
While it isn't unusual that a father and son appear together on a jazz album, Bucky and son John Pizzarelli probably have a more extended track record of working together in the studio or on-stage than any other pair. Bucky has been a first-call sideman for over a half-century and a prolific leader on record as well, while John has been

Overview

While it isn't unusual that a father and son appear together on a jazz album, Bucky and son John Pizzarelli probably have a more extended track record of working together in the studio or on-stage than any other pair. Bucky has been a first-call sideman for over a half-century and a prolific leader on record as well, while John has been primarily a leader during his career, yet admits in his warm liner notes that he never has to worry about getting too big a head, as a trip home will quickly cure it during a session with his father. Both musicians play seven-string electric guitars (an instrument introduced by George Van Eps) and effortlessly segue between playing lead and rhythm as they explore standards and a few less frequently heard songs. The very deliberate rendition of "I'll Remember April" is refreshing, allowing for intricate playing that isn't possible when the tune is played at the typical race-horse tempo in a jazz setting. The pair initially give Neal Hefti's "Fred" a country flavor with a loping introduction, though they quickly turn it into an intense swinger. Their jointly written composition "Graham Avenue Stroll" is a catchy tune with a bit of a jaunty side, penned in memory of Bucky's parents. Bucky plays acoustic classical guitar (with John sitting out) in Torroba's "Second Movement of Sonatina" and a brief interpretation of Ponce's "Variation and Fugue #9 on 'La Folia.'" Like all of their earlier recordings together, this CD is not just a family keepsake but one that jazz fans will treasure for generations.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2007
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941134520
catalogNumber:
19345
Rank:
150412

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bucky Pizzarelli   Primary Artist,Guitar
John Pizzarelli   Guitar

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Bucky Pizzarelli   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Duet
Ralph Burns   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
John Pizzarelli   Composer,Producer,Author,Audio Production,Duet
Don Raye   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Truman Capote   Composer
Art Hickman   Composer
Manuel Ponce   Composer
Mat Domber   Executive Producer
Rachel Domber   Executive Producer
Patricia Johnston   Composer
Federico Moreno Torroba   Composer
Harry Williams   Composer

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