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Rockin' In Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute

by John Pizzarelli

Rockin' In Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute by John Pizzarelli

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Rockin' In Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute

by John Pizzarelli

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Label: Telarc
John Pizzarelli's classic swing style fits snugly with key selections from the vast Duke Ellington songbook; his crowd-pleasing side partially obscures his decidedly adventurous streak. With a mix of small-group jazz and larger Ellington style orchestrations (Don Sebesky and Gerald Wilson get the Duke's "slow color wave" feel just right), Pizzarelli also charms in the solo spotlight with a guitar-only reading of "Just Squeeze Me." Vocalists Jessica Molaskey (aka Mrs. Pizzarelli) and Kurt Elling also pop in; and pianist Larry Fuller and saxophonist Harry Allen offer strong support throughout.

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John Pizzarelli's classic swing style fits snugly with key selections from the vast Duke Ellington songbook; his crowd-pleasing side partially obscures his decidedly adventurous streak. With a mix of small-group jazz and larger Ellington style orchestrations (Don Sebesky and Gerald Wilson get the Duke's "slow color wave" feel just right), Pizzarelli also charms in the solo spotlight with a guitar-only reading of "Just Squeeze Me." Vocalists Jessica Molaskey (aka Mrs. Pizzarelli) and Kurt Elling also pop in; and pianist Larry Fuller and saxophonist Harry Allen offer strong support throughout.

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About This Album

John Pizzarelli's classic swing style fits snugly with key selections from the vast Duke Ellington songbook; his crowd-pleasing side partially obscures his decidedly adventurous streak. With a mix of small-group jazz and larger Ellington style orchestrations (Don Sebesky and Gerald Wilson get the Duke's "slow color wave" feel just right), Pizzarelli also charms in the solo spotlight with a guitar-only reading of "Just Squeeze Me." Vocalists Jessica Molaskey (aka Mrs. Pizzarelli) and Kurt Elling also pop in; and pianist Larry Fuller and saxophonist Harry Allen offer strong support throughout.