Family Fugue

Family Fugue

by Bucky & John PizzarelliBucky & John Pizzarelli

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The Pizzarelli family has frequently worked together over the years, which is hardly surprising since patriarch Bucky taught son John to play guitar and helped him get his feet wet when he followed his father into playing professionally. Bucky and John have appeared together on numerous CDs and it's obvious that they bring out the best in one another while having an incredible musical ESP to anticipate where the other guitarist is headed. Most of these performances come from two fall 2010 studio sessions, with both men playing seven-string electric guitar as a duo. It's a treat to hear the elaborate fugue conjured by the guitarists in their treatment of "All the Things You Are," while their shimmering, luxuriously deliberate setting of "Stardust" is one for the ages. Their take of "What's New" is lyrical without being overly sentimental. Pianist Larry Fuller, bassist Martin Pizzarelli, and drummer Tony Tedesco (all members of John's regular band) are added for a swinging three-song medley of works associated with Benny Goodman played during a 2010 concert at Tanglewood. The musicians make each of their performances sound effortless, no matter how many times they may have played them. In the Pizzarelli family it is clear that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and the music they produce is guaranteed to be tasty.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2011
Label: Arbors Records
UPC: 0780941143621
catalogNumber: 19436
Rank: 97229


  1. All the Things You Are
  2. Without You (Tres Palabras)
  3. Body and Soul
  4. Sweet Georgia Brown
  5. It Could Happen To You
  6. Stardust
  7. Golden Earrings
  8. What's New
  9. Cry Me a River/Girl Talk
  10. On Green Dolphin Street
  11. Put Your Dreams Away
  12. Benny Goodman Medley: Stompin' at the Savoy/Memories of You/Sing, Sing,

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bucky & John Pizzarelli   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Osvaldo Farrés   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Ruth Lowe   Composer
Stephan Weiss   Composer
Johnny Gren   Composer
Paul Mann   Composer

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