Rockin' In Rhythm: a Duke Ellington Tribute

Rockin' In Rhythm: a Duke Ellington Tribute

by John PizzarelliJohn Pizzarelli


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Singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli, a master of the art of reinventing jazz classics, celebrates the music of Duke Ellington, undeniably one of the most prominent musical icons of the 20th century.

Pizzarelli was still a very young musician when Ellington died in May 1974, but thanks to his father -- veteran guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli -- he would eventually learn much about jazz's most important composer.

"Duke's music was an integral part of any set my father played," says Pizzarelli. "I heard a tremendous amount of his music listening to my dad and then through performing with him. There are so many beautiful melodies and so many discoveries to be made on any given night."

Rockin' In Rhythm is the follow up to Pizzarelli’s critically acclaimed 2008 release, With A Song In My Heart: John Pizzarelli Sings the Music of Richard Rodgers. Rockin' In Rhythm combines the enduring work of Duke Ellington with John Pizzarelli's incredible ability to reinterpret the Great American Songbook. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2010
Label: Telarc
UPC: 0888072319219
catalogNumber: 31921
Rank: 47074

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Pizzarelli   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Bucky Pizzarelli   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guest Appearance
Harry Allen   Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Kenny Berger   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Larry Fuller   Piano
Andy Fusco   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet
John Mosca   Trombone,Alto Horn
Martin Pizzarelli   Double Bass
Kurt Elling   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tony Tedesco   Drums
Jessica Molaskey   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Aaron Weinstein   Violin,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Harry Carney   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Milt Gabler   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
John Pizzarelli   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Bob Russell   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Don George   Composer
Burton Yount   Art Direction
Jessica Molaskey   Composer,Lyricist
Hans Lengsfelder   Composer
Lee Raines   Composer
Bud Miley   Composer

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