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Sunday at Pete's

Pizzarelli Boys

Sunday at Pete's

Price: € 12.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917325928
Catnr: CR 73259
Release date: 10 September 2007
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Challenge Records
UPC
0608917325928
Catalogue number
CR 73259
Release date
10 September 2007
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About the album

This is a CD that had to be made. It represents many years of listening and learning and also, the genesis of music for the Pizzarelli family.
The music you will hear on this disc comes from a number of distinct sources. The first, and most important, is my father’s Uncles, Peter and Bobby Domenick. They were terrific musicians who played both tenor banjo and guitar.
My father’s first musical lessons where held at Peter’s house after school on a weekly, and sometimes daily basis. As he grew older, my Dad would participate in the Sunday post-dinner sing alongs that were held at Pete’s house. I remember him telling me that he knew three chords. He would start on the first chord and when Pete nodded his head Bucky would switch to the second. When Pete nodded again he’s switch to the third. If there was another nod, my father would drop his pick!
I have gotten to record with my father on many occasions, but it was my brother, bassist Martin, who said this CD was the first of the three of us playing together without an entire band behind us.
With Martin’s comment in mind and the reminder of family always there, I set out to pick songs for this CD that came from our earliest musical remembrances-Sunday’s at Uncle Pete’s house. After dinner jam session’s and sing alongs that featured the music of the beginning of the 20th century-Alabamy Bound, Bye Bye Blues, Whispering, Sweet Sue and Yes Sir, That’s My Baby, to name a few. These were also some of the first songs I learned in my tenor banjo lessons with Uncle Bobby when I was 7 years old. The lone exceptions would be “You’re My Girl”, an early Frank Sinatra hit that was a favorite of my mother’s and “Night on Garrett Mountain”, a blues named after a favorite spot of my father’s in Paterson, NJ, his hometown.

Dit is een cd die gemaakt móést worden. Dit album representeert vele jaren luisteren en leren, maar ook de genesis van muziek voor de ‘Pizzarelli family’. De muziek die u op deze cd zult horen, komt van een aantal onderscheidene bronnen. Deze cd wordt opgedragen aan Pete en Bobby Domenick voor hun inspiratie, muziek en liefde voor het leven én aan moeder Ruth Pizzarelli; zij is de reden voor het succes van de Pizzarelli’s.
Bezetting: John Pizzarelli (gitaar), John ‘Bucky’ Pizzarelli (ritmische gitaar), Martin Pizzarelli (bas) en Tony Tedesco (drums).

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Pizzarelli Boys

Together, Peter and Bobby were grooming my dad to be a great rhythm guitar player and they told him there were any one of three bands he should strive to play for- Count Basie, Duke Ellington or Benny Goodman. Benny would eventually end up the winner. The Bucky Pizzarelli “story” is well chronicled. He has accompanied “every singer except Bing Crosby” he once said to me. He has also played in many duo scenario’s with guitarist George Barnes, tenor great Zoot Sims, violinist Joe Venuti and guitarist Les Paul to name a few. Martin started playing bass in high school. A turning point in his life would be the 2 weeks that Slam Stewart would stay at our house while playing...
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Together, Peter and Bobby were grooming my dad to be a great rhythm guitar player and they told him there were any one of three bands he should strive to play for- Count Basie, Duke Ellington or Benny Goodman. Benny would eventually end up the winner.
The Bucky Pizzarelli “story” is well chronicled. He has accompanied “every singer except Bing Crosby” he once said to me. He has also played in many duo scenario’s with guitarist George Barnes, tenor great Zoot Sims, violinist Joe Venuti and guitarist Les Paul to name a few. Martin started playing bass in high school. A turning point in his life would be the 2 weeks that Slam Stewart would stay at our house while playing a gig in New York with my Dad. Slam would always want to play our upright bass after dinner and Martin made a point of sitting nearby him and watching his every move. Over the years, Milt Hinton, Major Holley and Ray Brown would come over the house and share stories and meals with us. Martin was as lucky fellow to hear them, as was I to hear guitarists George Barnes, Les Paul and Joe Pass in that same living room. Drummer Tony Tedesco might as well be family. We have known him and played with him on and off for 24 years before he became a permanent member of my quartet in 2004.

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