If you love Rogers and Hart and you love John Pizzarelli, you'll love this album. I've seen John several times at Birdland here in NYC. He's a great entertainer. Get this CD, you won't be disappointed. I was first introduced to the music of Rogers and Hart in the 1970s, when I was a kid and heard the two album set: Ella Fitzgerald sings the Rogers and Hart Songbook. I have been a fan of their music ever since.
John Pizzarelli continues to turn out wonderfully fresh versions of everything he touches. His singing and playing bring new life to some of Richard Rodgers old songs and resurrects wonderful half-forgotten songs like "Nobody's Heart" and "She Was Too Good To Me". This time he works with more than his quartet with some great arrangements by Don Sebesky. But it's John, himself, who makes this a highly recommended disc.
She is a huge fan of this type of music, and John Pizzarelli in particular. I remember seeing him at small North Jersey clubs, sometimes with his father, the legendary Bucky, back in the 80's. He is a GREAT guitar player. I wish he would release an all-instrumental album, harkening back to his early days. If you like his other albums, you'll like this one too.
Listening to Bucky's kid puts a song in my heart. And I'm not even a jazz fan. Classy takes on everything, amazing guitar, wonderful scat. I love it. A huge upper to hear such profound talent worn like a loose garment.
John Pizzarelli continue de jouer à merveille les nouvelles versions de tout ce qu'il touche. Il redonne vie à certaines chansons de Richard Rodgers et ressuscite de merveilleux chants à demi oubliés, comme «Nobody's Heart» et «Elle était trop bonne pour moi". Cette fois, il travaille à nouveau avec son talentueux quatuor sur quelques arrangements de Don Sebesky. Mais c'est John, lui-même, qui donne au disque sa grande personnalité.