John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli (born January 9, 1926) is an American jazz guitarist. He is the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and double bassist Martin Pizzarelli. He worked for NBC as a staffman for Dick Cavett (1971) and ABC with Bobby Rosengarden in (1952). The list of musicians he has collaborated with includes Benny Goodman, Les Paul, and Stéphane Grappelli. Pizzarelli cites as influences Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, and George Van Eps.
Album · 1999 · 20 Songs. Motions & Emotions (with Bucky Pizzarelli, Sam Jones & Bobby Durham).
April Kisses" Track Info. April Kisses Bucky Pizzarelli.
Bucky Pizzarelli's April Kisses opens a door to a musical era when the jazz guitar was a solo and duet instrument of lively refinement. This is the pre-electric, pre-Charlie Christian era of Eddie Lang, Carl Kress, Django Reinhardt, and George Van Eps. Pizzarelli follows Van Eps' innovation of adding a bass string to his guitar which enriches the self-accompaniment possibilities of the instrument. The guitarist Carl Kress is responsible for seven of the compositions on this disc while Eddie Lang wrote the title track "April Kisses. It should be noted that Kress and Lang recorded as a duet in the early 1930s, and both guitarists recorded at various times with Benny Goodman. Lang is also known for his work with the jazz violinist Joe Venuti, and for his duets with the blues guitarist Lonnie Johnson. This rich, multi-faceted heritage is all a part of this very American music as interpreted by Pizzarelli.
Master guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli offers 20 short, patient solo pieces played on his seven-string, acoustic, Benedetto, plectrum, archtop, hollow-bodied, double f-hole instrument.
The End of a Love Affair, 02:48.
CD - Arbors Records 19227). Master guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli offers 20 short, patient solo pieces played on his seven-string, acoustic, Benedetto, plectrum, archtop, hollow-bodied, double f-hole instrument.
April Kisses - Bucky Pizzarelli. Songs: 20. Artist: Bucky Pizzarelli. Songs: Bucky Pizzarelli - Slow Burning 03:19. Bucky Pizzarelli - Tears 03:05. Bucky Pizzarelli - Peg Leg Shuffle 02:11. Bucky Pizzarelli - It Must Be True 02:26. Bucky Pizzarelli - Helena 02:41. Bucky Pizzarelli - Afterthoughts: Part 1 01:55. Bucky Pizzarelli - Part 2 01:03. Bucky Pizzarelli - Stompin' for Boz 02:04. Bucky Pizzarelli - Indy Annie 01:40. Bucky Pizzarelli - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 03:22. Bucky Pizzarelli - Silk City Blues 05:02
|3||Afterthoughts, Pt. 1||2:05|
|4||Afterthoughts, Pt. 2||1:08|
|5||Afterthoughts, Pt. 3||1:07|
|6||The End of a Love Affair||3:01|
|10||It Must Be True||2:38|
|14||Squattin' at the Grotto||2:45|
|16||Smoke Gets in Your Eyes||3:38|
|18||Peg Leg Shuffle||2:20|
|19||Stompin' for Boz||2:13|
|20||Silk City Blues||5:24|