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An evening with Bucky and John Pizzarelli in conversation with Robert Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum

Title
An evening with Bucky and John Pizzarelli in conversation with Robert Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum [sound recording].
Author
Pizzarelli, Bucky.
Publication
2009.

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Additional Authors
  • Santelli, Robert.
  • Zafian, Tom.
  • GRAMMY Museum.
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (U.S.). New York chapter.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Description
2 sound discs (95 min.) : digital, stereo; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
Bucky and John Pizzarelli talk with Robert Santelli about their early roots in New Jersey, starting in Paterson; Bucky's uncles, Peter and Bob Dominick, and how they used to play music every Sunday; Bucky's love for American standards; uncles Peter and Bob Dominick; playing with Joe Mooney, Zoot Sims, and others; John growing up getting inspiration and learning music from the same men that Bucky had grown and learned with; John starting banjo lessons with uncle Bob; their father/son relationship; Bucky never judging any type or genre of music John would bring home; learning songs to begin conversations; the privilege of playing the music you love daily, for a living; Bucky playing shows in his last weeks of high school and getting hooked; when Bucky was drafted in April of 1944 and playing in an unauthorized military band; how guitar was mostly rhythmic in the 1930s and 1940s; the three people Bucky grew up knowing he wanted to work with: Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman; Bucky and Benny Goodman in the 1960s; Bucky's relationship with Benny Goodman; Bucky hearing George Barnes on the radio and later playing with him in New York in 1950; John listening to every record his father made alongside the music of his generation; John loving Peter Frampton; John starting to play with Bucky at age 16; George Van Epps and the seven-string guitar; Bucky recording parts on all genres of music; Bucky touring Europe with Benny Goodman's band and the resulting "Live in Stockholm" recording; sessions in the studio by day, playing jazz by night; John becoming his own musician; how hearing Nat King Cole changed John's life; Stash Records recording John in 1983; John being able to have Bucky, Milt Hinton, Clark Terry and Mel Lewis on his first record; Bucky's pride in John; origins of the song "I like Jersey best"; John's tenure with Bucky including ear training, playing summers at the Pierre Hotel, watching Bucky teach himself classical guitar; Bucky's love of guitar and how he will never retire; how strangers come to attach themselves to Bucky and how Bucky never turns guitar enthusiasts away; John's ability to turn it off and take a break; how young people are learning more about earlier music; how technology provides access to earlier music and artists; learning the standards; the importance of finding a place to play in the corner and publicly make mistakes; learning by playing; arrangements of songs; playing by ear versus sight reading; bossa nova coming to New York in the 1960s; difference between playing in a studio and playing live; the importance of a good sound engineer who works without imposing on the session; Bucky's feelings about Django Reinhardt; the importance of being a good listener.
Series Statement
Duke jazz series
Uniform Title
Duke jazz series.
Subjects
Note
  • An interview with Bucky and John Pizzarelli conducted by Robert Santelli in New York, N.Y. on Feb. 11, 2009; guitar performances throughout the interview.
  • Duke jazz talks is a collaboration between The New York Public Library, the GRAMMY Museum, and The Recording Academy, New York chapter.
  • Copy of program available.
  • Separate video recording of this interview held under *LDV 1239.
  • Recorded at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Feb. 11, 2009, by Tom Zafian.
Funding (note)
  • Recording made possible by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Contents
[Opening announcements (00:01-5:00) -- [Interview (5:00-23:00)] -- [Performance of Honeysuckle rose (23:00-30:00)] -- [Interview continues (30:00-44:00)] -- [Performance of It's been a long, long time (44:00-47:00)] -- [Interview continues (47:00-50:00)] -- [Performance of I like Jersey best (50:00-53:00)] -- [Interview continues (53:00-62:00)] -- [Question and answer (62:00-81:00)] -- [Performance of Nuages (81:00-87:00)] -- [Performance of in a Mellow tone (87:00-92:00)] -- [Audience (92:00-95:00)].
Call Number
*LDCO 816
OCLC
317159479
Author
Pizzarelli, Bucky. Interviewee
Title
An evening with Bucky and John Pizzarelli in conversation with Robert Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum [sound recording].
Imprint
2009.
Series
Duke jazz series
Duke jazz series.
Funding
Recording made possible by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
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Added Author
Santelli, Robert. Interviewer
Zafian, Tom. Recording engineer
GRAMMY Museum.
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (U.S.). New York chapter.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Research Call Number
*LDCO 816
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