John Pizzarelli On Piano Jazz

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Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli is one of the hottest jazz acts around. With his swinging and sophisticated style, he makes music that sounds both classic and modern. He’s the son of jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who helped him get his start.

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 2001, host Marian McPartland and John Pizzarelli team up for “I Got Rhythm.” His brother, bassist Martin Pizzarelli, joins in for a performance of “It’s Only A Paper Moon.”

Originally broadcast in the spring of 2001.

Set List
  • “I Got Rhythm” (Gershwin)
  • “I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket” (Berlin)
  • “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” (Gershwin)
  • “Castles In The Sand” (McPartland, Marks)
  • “Avalon” (DeSylvia, Jolsen)
  • “Deep In A Dream” (Van Heusen)
  • “It’s Only A Paper Moon” (Arlen, Harburg, Rose)
  • “Route 66” (Troup)
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