There was plenty of meat at ‘Great Conversations.’ But the tidbits are what stick to our ribs.
If there were a Mount Rushmore of jazz guitarists, these guys might be on it: Bucky Pizzarelli, who has accompanied everyone worth accompanying since Benny Goodman, was joined in a “Guitar Summit” at Saturday’s Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival by Ed Laub, Frank Vignola and special guest Gene Bertoncini. Bucky continues to tease delightful sounds [...]
By Marie Pfeifer First Night Morris 2012 featured something for everyone. Here is what caught my eye (and ears). Photos by Marie Pfeifer.Please click icon below for captions. The Gods of Jazz The duo of Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo jazzed it up with special guest Bucky Pizzarelli for a rendition of Stairway to Heaven [...]
Here is Bucky Pizzarelli, still going strong at 85, at The Minstrel in Morris Township last Friday playing a tribute to his late friend, Les Paul. Bucky is accompanied by Ed Laub. MORE ON BUCKY PIZZARELLI
Bucky Pizzarelli’s chronological age may be 85, but his hands haven’t heard the news. Bucky glided through the Great American Songbook at The Minstrel last Friday with the ease of a guitar-slinger half his age. Coaxing rich tones from his seven-string instrument, he seemed ready to veer into rock and roll mode on a couple [...]
By Geri Silk There have been so many blizzard warnings for Morristown lately that it is difficult to recall where you were when the great snows came. My most memorable snowstorm was Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Bickford Theatre’s sold-out audience, enthralled by Bucky Pizzarelli’s 85th birthday tour. The jazz guitar legend has played with [...]