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Let There Be Love

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
With each new release, guitarist, singer, and composer John Pizzarelli just keeps getting more assured. Augmenting his polished trio with occasional horns, accordion, and cello (as well as the guitar of father Bucky and the percussive effects of Tony Tedesco, who plays brushes on top of a phone book), Pizzarelli injects welcome tonal variety and surprise to a project that continually radiates intelligent musicality. An exceptional guitarist and modest vocalist with a comforting and utterly winning delivery, Pizzarelli charts standards ("Everything I Have Is Yours," "You'll Never Know," "What Is There to Say?") and charming originals ("All I Saw Was You," "Lucky Charm,"...
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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
With each new release, guitarist, singer, and composer John Pizzarelli just keeps getting more assured. Augmenting his polished trio with occasional horns, accordion, and cello (as well as the guitar of father Bucky and the percussive effects of Tony Tedesco, who plays brushes on top of a phone book), Pizzarelli injects welcome tonal variety and surprise to a project that continually radiates intelligent musicality. An exceptional guitarist and modest vocalist with a comforting and utterly winning delivery, Pizzarelli charts standards ("Everything I Have Is Yours," "You'll Never Know," "What Is There to Say?") and charming originals ("All I Saw Was You," "Lucky Charm," "Da Vinci's Eyes," "Our Little Secret") with a confidence and ease that was hinted at on earlier recordings but has now blossomed into fruition . Jazz aficionados have known of Pizzarelli's talents for years; it's time a wider public -- say, the one that embraces Harry Connick Jr. -- took a closer listen.
All Music Guide - Liana Jonas
In order to fully appreciate a John Pizzarelli listening experience, the following accoutrements are recommended: candles, rose petals, and a bit of bubbly. Because a night of romance is what's to be expected when one of the contemporary jazzman's discs is playing in your living room or boudoir. Pizzarelli's music is renowned for capturing all of the little nuances of love in confections that are light, breezy, and finger-snapping smooth. The singer/guitarist is one of the early 21st century's more notable jazz interpreters of the younger generation, and he has thus far devoted his career to presenting the classics in his own compositions on his albums. On his second Telarc release, Let There Be Love, Pizzarelli pulls back his arrow again and shoots out a 15-song tribute to romance -- from its endearingly awkward beginnings to steadying middle to the enduring golden years. Several numbers on Let There Be Love are Pizzarelli originals. These include "DaVinci's Eyes," "Lucky Charm," and "Our Little Secret." The jazzman also offers up such standards as "These Foolish Things" and "Stompin' at the Savoy." Supported by his family -- Bucky Pizzarelli guitar and Martin Pizzarelli bass -- and showcasing graceful pianist Ray Kennedy, who is the musical driving force behind the songs, Let There Be Love is a beautifully crafted rumination on love, jazz style. The collection is a must for any contemporary jazz lover's collection, especially those who like their tunes light and sweet, and on the gentle side. Simply irresistible.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/28/2000
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408351822
  • Catalog Number: 83518
  • Sales rank: 85,123

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Pizzarelli Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Ray Kennedy Piano
Ken Peplowski Clarinet
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
Dominic Cortese Accordion
Harry Allen Tenor Saxophone
Tony Tedesco Percussion
Technical Credits
Ray Kennedy Liner Notes
John Pizzarelli Liner Notes
Robert Woods Producer, Engineer
Robert Friedrich Producer, Engineer
Ian Grant Composer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Arthur Johnston Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Lionel Rand Composer
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