John Pizzarelli – My Blue Heaven (1990/2003) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

John Pizzarelli – My Blue Heaven (1990/2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:05:14 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital Booklet | © Chesky Records

Chesky Records release. Sweet-tempered, laid back, small-band swing with vocals a la the King Cole Trio with a bit of Dave Frishberg tossed in. John Pizarelli, the pleasingly old-fashioned and engaging guitarist and singer, is backed up by dad Bucky Pizzarelli, Clark Terry, Dave McKenna, Milt Hinton and Konnie Kay.

“John amply demonstrates his flexibility as both an instrumentalist and a singer in 14 tunes that range from quality Tin Pan Alley pops to Ellingtonia…this set will go a long way toward establishing the younger Pizzarelli on a level presently enjoyed by his widely respected father.” – Jazz Times

Just prior to signing with RCA/Novus, John Pizzarelli recorded two sets for Chesky that featured him playing in the swing style that he would soon make quite popular. Although joined by all-stars (pianist Dave McKenna, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Connie Kay, his father, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, and flugelhornist Clark Terry) rather than his regular trio, Pizzarelli’s likable vocals and relaxed guitar solos are not overshadowed. In fact, this is a delightful date, with memorable renditions of such songs as “I’m An Errand Boy for Rhythm,” “Lady Be Good,” “The Best Man,” “Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You” and “Candy.” Easily recommended to John Pizzarelli fans.

01 – My Blue Heaven
02 – I’m An Errand Boy For Rhythm
03 – It Could Happen To You
04 – Lady Be Good
05 – The Touch Of Your Lips
06 – Can’t Take You Nowhere
07 – Take My Smile
08 – That’s What
09 – Stray Horn
10 – Best Man
11 – Oh Me, Oh My, Oh Gosh
12 – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
13 – Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
14 – Passion Flower
15 – Zoot Walked In/Morning Fun
16 – Candy


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