Magazine article IAJRC Journal

5 for Freddie

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

5 for Freddie

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5 FOR FREDDIE

BUCKY PIZZARELLI

ARBORS JAZZ ARCD 19344

Bucky Pizzarelli (gtr) Warren Vaché (tpt) John Bunch (pno) Jay Leonhart (bs) Mickey Roker (dms) Recorded in NYC, May 9 & 10, 2006

Groovin' High/Bustin' Suds/For Lena and Lennie/Up In the Blues/Down For Double/High Tide/Dreamsville/Shiny Stockings/Centerpiece/Corner Pocket/All Of Me/Sophisticated Swing/Lester Leaps In TT: 68:19

The five on this disc do one great job. They manage to accomplish the tribute to a fine rhythm guitar player, Freddie Green, without being carbon copies. The feeling is there, the beat is there and the disciplines to do this throughout over one hour of music without once destroying the mood and yet, keep their own individually is all there. Bucky Pizzarelli still sounds like himself. John Bunch makes no effort to copy Count Basic. Warren Vaché plays muted trumpet without trying to be 'Sweets' Edison. You get the idea, Jay Leonhart and Mickey Roker still sound like they usually do. …

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