One Night with You

One Night with You

by John PizzarelliJohn Pizzarelli


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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. You hear ten standards all done lovingly, the pop tune "Candy" (which is really the only throwaway), and the Slim Gaillard/Slam Stewart goof novelty blues "Oh Me, Oh My, Oh Gosh." Two originals are included: "Stray Horn," an instrumental bluesy ballad tribute to Billy Strayhorn; and the cutely sung "Take My Smile." This is a winning effort, unadulterated by over-commercialized smarmy pop-culture claptrap -- perhaps honest to a fault but sincere and authentic enough to go straight to your heart.

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Release Date: 01/20/2021
Label: Chesky Records
UPC: 0090368015327
catalogNumber: 153
Rank: 88128


  1. It Could Happen to You
  2. I'm Through With Love
  3. The Touch of Your Lips
  4. I'll Never Be the Same
  5. Oh, Lady Be Good
  6. Stray Horn
  7. Oh Me, Oh My, Oh Gosh
  8. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
  9. Candy
  10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  11. Early Autumn
  12. Take My Smile
  13. Passion Flower
  14. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You

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