Let There Be Love
Released: Nov 2000
The swing guitarist/vocalist lays out 12 romantic standards, the odd rhythm tune and three originals (two of which he co-wrote with wife Jessica Molaskey). By this point, Pizzarelli shows he has grown as a vocalist, doing ballads such as "What Is There to Say" and "These Foolish Things" with ease. Still, a lot of his power comes from the sweet spot where his guitar and voice meet. Pizzarelli's father, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, is on hand, as is saxophonist Harry Allen, clarinetist Ken Peplowski and pianist Ray Kennedy, whose work is spotlighted perhaps more than that of the star guitarist.