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Meets the Beatles Original recording remastered, Import

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John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, was called “Hip with a wink” by Town & Country, “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times and “the genial genius of the guitar” by The Toronto Star. When he performs with his wife, singer/actress Jessica Molaskey, and his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, they were labeled “the ... Read more in Amazon's John Pizzarelli Store

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  • Audio CD (4 April 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Bmg Japan
  • ASIN: B000MZHUZ6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 575,252 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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John Pizzarelli brings his trademark rhythm and infectious, hip sound to the Beatles catalogue. Choosing both some well known classics and a few lesser- exposed tunes, the expert guitarist-singer makes these songs sound like natural material for a jazzman. "Here Comes the Sun" is superb as a latter day bossa, "Things We Said Today" sounds like the sister of Van Morrisons "Moondance". I just loved the classy arrangements and the artist's sincere yet witty interpretations. I was never the biggest fan of the Fab Four but I'm now converted, thanks to this disc making me as the songs in a new and refreshing light.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A magnificent swinging surprise 5 Jan. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What a pleasure and a surprise that someone is willing to give Lennon and McCartney the same treatment accorded Harold Arlen or Gershwin: to use their songs as a template for great performances in different styles, regardless of the original context. And what a natural John Pizzarelli turns out to be for the assignment: as one of the few crooners to actually come of age during the Beatles' era, he treats these songs with reverence and understanding, while still finding a glorious swing beat to underscore them. He is aided and abetted not only by one of the strongest rhythm sections on record (his pianist, Ray Kennedy, is a phenomenon, and the interplay between the two of them and bassist Martin Pizzarelli is virtually supernatural), but by the always imaginative and extraordinary arrangements of Don Sebesky, who gives life and support to many of the tunes here. All that imagination and creativity sometimes gets out of hand (a rap section in "Get Back"?), but who can quibble with all the joy and swing to be found on this lovely and unexpected record.
And while we're on the subject, Pizzarelli's "Love Is Here to Stay" is also highly recommended - an absolute classic of the genre!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Pizzarelli - Just Plain Brilliant 9 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Wow! This was the first time I'd ever heard John Pizzarelli, and what a great introduction to his talent. John is obviously a fantastic guitarist, but the chord changes and style flip-flops he introduces in these Beetle hits are brilliant. The big band sounds as good as the Audubon Jazz Explosion Big Band, and the soloists, especially the clarinetist are tops. Don't miss this CD, it will make your heart race.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Bad Album? You're Not A Swing Lover 29 Nov. 2000
By Jajat Sudrajat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Folks who said that this CD is a bad album must be deaf or not a really swing lover. I, a longtime and huge fan of Mr. Pizzarelli belived that he made a great record, translating Beatles' great songs to his uniquely style with various approach, sometimes in slow tempo and sometimes in an upbeat tempo. And the result is very good. For Mr. Pizzarelli's fans, this is a new experience of big band and swing played standards and for Beatles' fans you'll hear the songs in the new soul. Mr. Pizzarelli, you're great and always created a great idea. I like this album as well as I love Mr. Pizzarelli's other albums and I also loves Mr. Pizzarelli himself.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A new way to hear the Beatles' songs 25 Aug. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've been a fan of John Pizzarelli for some time now. As a guitarist and interpreter of jazz standards he has no equal. His interpretations of some of these songs by The Beatles helps shed new light on these classic songs. While a few of the ballads tend to drag a bit, the arrangements are wonderful. The best moments are the swing arrangements done in the style of the big bands. The band sounds great! The best song on the CD though, in my opinion, is "For No One"...Not one of McCartney's better known songs, it nonetheless represents some of his finest lyric writing. hearing John give it a new and more sensitive reading brought tears to my eyes.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
a breath of fresh air 12 Aug. 2003
By ken ladds - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
After seeing the concert on t.v the album was a compulsory buy. Great arrangements from Don Sebesky compliment Pizzarelli`s Chet Baker like vocals.As ever,Ray Kennedy`s swinging piano playing shines through,and John`s unique sounding guitar playing is a pleasing treat.All in all a great way to sell good musicianship to the "not so"jazz fan.
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