Back in the Saddle Again: Arbors Country Series, Vol. 2

Back in the Saddle Again: Arbors Country Series, Vol. 2

by West Texas TumbleweedsWest Texas Tumbleweeds

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The success of Bucky Pizzarelli's earlier sessions blending jazz and country musicians interpreting country favorites prompted follow-up record dates with many of the same players taking part. The veteran guitarist brings sons John (guitar and vocals) and Martin (bass), vocalist Rebecca Kilgore, young violinist Aaron Weinstein, pianist Monty Alexander, and drummer Tony Tedesco, along with country artists Andy Levas (guitar and vocals) and pedal steel guitarist Tommy White. Like the earlier CD, "Buck" and the band do justice to these country standards, including both vocal and instrumental numbers. Levas' strong lead vocals on Johnny Cash hits like "Hey, Porter," "Folsom Prison Blues," and "Understand Your Man" are obvious highlights, with the band providing terrific support. Kilgore has long sung both jazz and country, having recorded several CDs of her own with a country flavor; her warm, loping rendition of "Along the Navaho Trail," with tasty solos by the leader, Alexander, and Weinstein, is a highlight. The swinging rendition of "Red River Valley" showcases the leader on acoustic bass guitar, Weinstein, John Pizzarelli (on electric guitar), and Alexander. The surprising conclusion is a solo feature for Alexander, singing as he accompanies himself in a delightful, imaginative setting of "Happy Trails." Western swing is alive and well in the hands of Bucky Pizzarelli and friends.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2011
Label: Arbors Records
UPC: 0780941141429
catalogNumber: 19414
Rank: 102963


  1. Lone Star Swing
  2. Hey, Porter
  3. There's a Gold Mine in the Sky
  4. Back in the Saddle Again
  5. Folsom Prison Blues
  6. Along the Navajo Trail
  7. Drifting Along With the Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  8. Red River Valley
  9. Understand Your Man
  10. Cold Cold Heart
  11. Heartaches By the Numbers
  12. Hard Life Blues
  13. Happy Trails

Album Credits

Performance Credits

West Texas Tumbleweeds   Primary Artist
Monty Alexander   Piano,Vocals
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar,Bass Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Epiphone
John Pizzarelli   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Martin Pizzarelli   Bass
Rebecca Kilgore   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Tedesco   Drums
Aaron Weinstein   Violin
Andy Levas   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Gene Autry   Composer
Johnny Cash   Composer
Bucky Pizzarelli   Producer
Dale Evans   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Stephanie Davis   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Nick Kenny   Composer
John Pizzarelli   Producer
Ray Whitley   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Roy Lanham   Composer
Bob Nolan   Composer
Dick Charles   Composer
Alan Nahigian   Cover Photo
Mat Domber   Executive Producer
Rachel Domber   Executive Producer
Larry Markes   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Charles Kenny   Composer
Bill Moss   Engineer
John Marchese   Liner Notes

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