NEWS: BUCKY PIZZARELLIRENAISSANCE

 

BUCKY PIZZARELLI: RENAISSANCE (ARBORS RECORDS)

Bucky Pizzarelli, who turns 90 in January 2016, is one of the grand old men of jazz. He has played with many of the greats, including Stephane Grappelli and Benny Goodman. A few years back, he received a call from Sir Paul McCartney asking him to take a guest spot on the former Beatles star’s album Kisses On Renaissance, he is joined by former pupil, Ed Laub to cover his journey from classical to jazz, mainly featuring him on a seven-string guitar. There’s sweet violin from Sara Caswell and Joyce Hammond the album ranges from Tedesco Concerto No 1 in D opus 99, to jazz standards such as Send In The Clowns and Stardust. Bucky’s still got it.  ★★★★☆