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John Pizzarelli - Better Days Ahead (Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny) (2021)

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John Pizzarelli - Better Days Ahead (Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny) (2021)

John Pizzarelli - Better Days Ahead (Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 174 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 Mb | 00:57:49
Guitar Jazz | Label: Ghostlight Records

World-renowned jazz guitarist, singer and recent Grammy Award-winning producer John Pizzarelli takes on the songs of Pat Metheny in his new album “Better Days Ahead”. Having loved the recordings of the Pat Metheny Group since his teenage years, Pizzarelli welcomed the challenge of diving deep into Metheny’s cannon of dense, moving material and deconstructing Pat Metheny’s group arrangements on his seven-string guitar. “To say it was flattering to have John address these tunes is an understatement. I had no idea that it was all leading to this excellent solo guitar recording of my tunes” says Methany.

Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & VA - Christmastime Is Here (2006)

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Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & VA - Christmastime Is Here (2006)

Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Christmastime Is Here (2006)
Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, School for Creative and Performing Arts Chorale
King's Singers, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony Desare, Tierney Sutton, John Pizzarelli

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb
Label: Telarc | # CD-80538 | Time: 00:58:06 | Scans included
Holidays, Christmas, Orchestral, Choral, Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz

Dubbed the "Prince of Pops" by the Chicago Tribune nearly 30 years ago, Erich Kunzel – one of the most successful classical crossover artists of all time – has recorded over 70 albums for Telarc; one of the most popular of those is 1990s Christmas with the Pops. The warm and wonderful Christmastime Is Here, named for the Vince Guaraldi classic from A Charlie Brown Christmas that's given a spirited reworking here, is something of a sequel to that collection. With the exception of a punchy Dixieland arrangement of "Jingle Bell Rock," Kunzel and the orchestra – working with the Indiana University School of Music Singing Hoosiers, under the direction of Dr. Michael Schwartzkopf – play most of the classics here very straightforwardly. That is to say, charming, elegant and engaging, just not overly innovative. Telarc's true stroke of genius is having some of its top jazz vocalists perform on lush but smartly restrained arrangements of various classics – like Tierney Sutton on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and John Pizzarelli on "Silver Bells." The disc also showcases two of the label's newest artists, Ann Hampton Callaway (a haunting "I Wonder as I Wander") and Tony DeSare (doing Mel Tormé proud on a dreamy version of "The Christmas Song"). This is 2006's premier holiday disc for lovers of jazz, pop and classical music.

John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015)

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John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015)

John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Concord Records | # CRE-37634-02 | Time: 00:49:51

John Pizzarelli lays it all out in the title of his 2015 album: this tribute to Paul McCartney is designed for play in the smoky late-night hours, when everything turns sweet and mellow. Furthermore, this is a tribute to McCartney, not the Beatles. There isn't a Fab song to be found here, as Pizzarelli focuses entirely on Paul's solo work (for these intents and purposes, this includes Wings records), concentrating on the '70s but also sliding McCartney's Great American Songbook wannabe "My Valentine" into the mix. Pizzarelli digs up a few other obscurities – the early Wings song "Some People Never Know," the Speed of Sound deep cut "Warm and Beautiful" – and he also plays around with expectations, making "Let 'Em In" swing like mad and relaxing "Hi Hi Hi" so it doesn't rock, it grooves. He also invites Michael McDonald to sing on "Coming Up," which swaggers like Sinatra in Vegas, but for as delightful as that is, the key to the record's success is Pizzarelli himself, who delivers upon the laid-back promise of the title but is savvier than he needed to be, which is why Midnight McCartney satisfies.

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

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John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Label: RCA/BMG Japan | # BVCJ-37562 | Time: 00:46:04
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz, Pop/Rock

Beatles fans love to explain that the key to the successful partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney was their contrasting songwriting personalities – Lennon was the tongue in cheek sardonic wit, McCartney the earnest balladeer. On John Pizzarelli Meets the Beatles, a sharply conceived tribute which sets the duo's classics in a jazz trio with big-band arrangements, the singer/guitarist hits the mark more often when he's taking on the Lennon persona. He approaches "Cant' Buy Me Love," "When I'm 64," and "Get Back" with a playful wink, jumping off his speedy melody lines and the rising brass sections for extended improvisational tradeoffs with pianist Ray Kennedy, and adding colorful touches like scatting and even ad libbing his own lyrical verses based on the originals.

John Pizzarelli - My Blue Heaven (1990) {2003, Hybrid SACD} Audio CD Layer

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John Pizzarelli - My Blue Heaven (1990) {2003, Hybrid SACD} Audio CD Layer

John Pizzarelli - My Blue Heaven (1990) {2003, Hybrid SACD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 359 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans ~ 100 Mb | 00:59:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Chesky Records #SACD254

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.

John Pizzarelli - Bossa Nova (2004)

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John Pizzarelli - Bossa Nova (2004)

John Pizzarelli - Bossa Nova (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 298 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans ~ 66 Mb | 00:53:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Brazilian Jazz, World Fusion, Latin Jazz | TELARC #CD-83591

John Pizzarelli's love affair with the bossa nova stretched back over two decades prior to the making of this CD, which is his salute to the legendary João Gilberto. Accompanied by his regular group (pianist Ray Kennedy and bassist Martin Pizzarelli) and augmented by drummer Paulinho Braga and percussionist Jim Saporito, along with several others on selected tracks, Pizzarelli's soft, swinging vocals and strong but understated guitar work their magic throughout the session. While most of the pieces are Brazilian works, there are exceptions. Gershwin's "Fascinatin' Rhythm" is easily adapted into a bossa nova, adding backing vocals and the potent tenor sax of Harry Allen.

John Pizzarelli - Kisses In The Rain (2000)

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John Pizzarelli - Kisses In The Rain (2000)

John Pizzarelli - Kisses In The Rain (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 243 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | TELARC #CD-83491

John Pizzarelli takes his nifty little act over to the folks at Telarc, and in fact, little has changed at all; if anything, the act has gotten better. The good news is that Pizzarelli shows continued improvement as a vocalist; the nasal, callow, youthful sound slowly gives way to a less naive, more rhythmically hip style in the manner of early Nat Cole. Pizzarelli was a fine, versatile guitarist from the start, and he continues to astonish at lightning tempos here. His airtight longtime trio (brother Martin Pizzarelli on bass, Ray Kennedy on piano) keeps right up, switching tempos on a dime. As you would expect, the menu consists of mostly Tin Pan Alley/swing standards from way back ("When I Take My Sugar to Tea," "When Lights Are Low," "Don't Be That Way," "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," etc.); the idiom is King Cole Trio all the way, with some Oscar Peterson when Kennedy gets rolling.

The Pizzarellis, Bucky and John - Contrasts (1998)

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The Pizzarellis, Bucky and John - Contrasts (1998)

The Pizzarellis, Bucky and John - Contrasts (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 284 Mb | Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Guitar Jazz | Arbors Records #ARCD 19209

Father and son duos are relatively rare in jazz but there's no generation gap apparent between Bucky and John Pizzarelli. The two have made a number of strong LPs and CDs together (and individually as well), although it is tough to lavish sufficient praise on this duo-guitar date, played primarily on seven-string electric guitars. Each man adapts equally well, whether in the lead, providing rhythmic support for the other, or matching his partner's lyricism while playing the head of a song. An invigorating "Three Little Words" introduces the two masterful guitarists with a flourish, followed by a lightly swinging take of "Jersey Bounce," the bluesy "Two Funky People," and the strutting acoustic duet "Test Pilot."

The Pizzarelli Boys - Sunday At Pete's (2007) Repost

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The Pizzarelli Boys - Sunday At Pete's (2007) Repost

The Pizzarelli Boys - Sunday At Pete's (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 383 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 184 Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Challenge Records #CR73259

The Pizzarelli family treasured musical gatherings at home from the time the patriarch was just starting to play guitar, where he learned a lot from his two uncles about playing rhythm guitar. Long an accomplished sideman, soloist, and bandleader, Bucky Pizzarelli has performed and recorded with his sons John and Martin on a number of occasions over the years, while John has had Martin as the bassist in his group for a number of years. But this is the first family recording date with all three present and not a larger supporting cast, except for drummer Tony Tedesco, who is so well known to them he is considered family. But this time around, it is John playing electric lead guitar, with his father sticking to playing acoustic rhythm guitar.

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)

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John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Sinatra (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 214 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans ~ 98 Mb | 00:39:11 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standards | TELARC #CD-83638

Frank Sinatra, though not a jazz singer, was long respected by jazz musicians for his natural ability to get the best out of a song while developing a trademark approach to singing that had great appeal. While many recorded tributes to Sinatra since his death have been abysmal at best, vocalist and guitarist John Pizzarelli knows a little something about swinging and finding the essence of each song. Backed by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, with whom Pizzarelli toured prior to the making of this CD, along with arrangements by John Clayton, Don Sebesky, Dick Lieb, and Quincy Jones, he sought to focus primarily on songs written with Sinatra in mind, though taking new approaches to each of them.

John Pizzarelli - Double Exposure (2012) Repost

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John Pizzarelli - Double Exposure (2012) Repost

John Pizzarelli - Double Exposure (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 315 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans ~ 97 Mb | 00:54:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Telarc #TEL-33221-02

On this album, jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli pays simultaneous tribute to the pop music of his adolescence (Steely Dan, Billy Joel, the Allman Brothers, Elvis Costello) and the jazz tradition in which he, as a member of the celebrated Pizzarelli dynasty, was steeped from his earliest years. The album title refers to the fact that the program takes classic pop songs and puts them in jazz settings: thus you'll hear a cool bossa nova arrangement of Joni Mitchell's "Free Man in Paris," a completely natural lounge-lizard setting of Tom Waits' "Drunk on the Moon," and a hard-swinging, boppish version of James Taylor's "Traffic Jam" that sounds like it was written for the Manhattan Transfer and incorporates the Joe Henderson composition "The Kicker."

John Pizzarelli - One Night With You: The John Pizzarelli Collection (1996) Repost

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John Pizzarelli - One Night With You: The John Pizzarelli Collection (1996) Repost

John Pizzarelli - One Night With You: The John Pizzarelli Collection (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 341 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans | 00:56:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Standards | Chesky Records #JD153

If you like your contemporary jazz crooners smooth and sweet, then likely John Pizzarelli is your main man above today's many post-Sinatra posers. This recording is as solid an effort as he has offered musically, or in terms of his stance and intelligent selection of material. While his guitar playing is subsumed, it is nonetheless precious, and when occasionally paired alongside his father, Bucky Pizzarelli, priceless. The surrounding cast is outstanding, with bassists Milt Hinton, Ron Carter, or Michael Moore; drummers Butch Miles or Connie Kay; and especially the great pianist Dave McKenna – along with cameos from trumpeter Clark Terry and violinist Johnny Frigo.

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Cole (1994)

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John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Cole (1994)

John Pizzarelli - Dear Mr. Cole (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 330 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 209 Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
Novus / RCA Records Label / BMG #01241 63182-2
Vocal Jazz / Swing / Traditional Pop

Dear Mr. Cole is a Nat King Cole tribute album by jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli. "This CD was made exclusively for the Japanese market, the brainstorm of BMG representative Ikuyoshi Hirakawa. He wanted me to record the favorite songs of Nat Cole as voted by the readers of the Japanese jazz magazine Swing Journal. They also voted on the trio they wanted to record it and that was myself (John Pizzarelli), Christian McBride (bass) and Benny Green (piano). We recorded it over a two-day period in NYC at Clinton Studios. The CD was received very well in Japan and was subsequently released on the heels of New Standards in the states."

John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999) Repost / New Rip

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John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999) Repost / New Rip

John Pizzarelli - P.S. Mr. Cole (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 319 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Full Scans | 01:07:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
RCA Victor / BMG Classics #09026 63563 2
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Swing / Standards

Nat "King" Cole's piano trio has been an inspiration for many of today's young lions: from Diana Krall to this talented vocalist-guitarist, John Pizzarelli. Taking his cue from the fleet-fingered dexterity of Cole's guitar ace Oscar Moore, Pizzarelli combines economical licks with wispy, Chet Baker-like vocalism's on this candlelight tribute consisting of Cole-associated songs, accompanied by bassist brother Martin Pizzarelli and pianist Ray Kennedy. The tunes are sung and swung with reverence and rhythm: the easygoing "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," the furious, foot-stomping standard "Indiana," the plaintive ballad "I Love You for Sentimental Reasons," and the devilish and demure, "Don't Let It Go to Your Head." With the toe-tapping original composition "That's Nat," cowritten by Pizzarelli and Kennedy, Nat King Cole's intimate ballads and pre-bebop instrumentals are brought to a new generation with the leader's own tender and terrific talents.

John Pizzarelli Trio - For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole (2019)

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John Pizzarelli Trio - For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole (2019)

John Pizzarelli Trio - For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 211 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 119 Mb | 00:52:05
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Ghostlight Records

Ghostlight Deluxe, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, will release For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole – the new album from the John Pizzarelli Trio – in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, February 8. Following high-profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Pizzarelli returns to his roots to honor his hero, the legendary jazz/pop vocalist and pianist Nat King Cole, whose centennial is being celebrated around the world this year with various concerts, books and recordings. For Centennial Reasons… completes an epic trio of Pizzarelli albums saluting Cole, starting with Dear Mr. Cole, which helped put Pizzarelli on the map as an influential jazz guitarist and singer in 1994, and continuing with P.S. Mr. Cole, which cemented his legacy five years later.