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

Author: Bucky PizzarelliRobert SantelliPenny WardKay HinesTom ZafianAll authors
Publisher: 2009.
Series: Duke jazz talks
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Bucky Pizzarelli; John Pizzarelli; Django Reinhardt; Benny Goodman; George Van Epps; Joe Mooney
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bucky Pizzarelli; Robert Santelli; Penny Ward; Kay Hines; Tom Zafian; GRAMMY Museum.; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (U.S.). New York chapter.
OCLC Number: 317141936
Notes: Duke jazz talks is a collaboration between The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The GRAMMY Museum, and The Recording Academy®, New York chapter.
Copy of program available under *LDCO 816.
Separate audio recording of this performance is held under *LDCO 816.
Performer(s): Bucky Pizzarelli, interviewee, guitar ; John Pizzarelli, interviewee, guitar ; Robert Santelli, interviewer.
Event notes: Videotaped at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Feb. 11, 2009 by Penny Ward and Kay Hines ; sound engineer, Tom Zafian.
Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: [Opening announcements (1:00-5:00)] --
[Interview and performances (5:00-61:00)] --
[Question and answer (62:00-81:00)] --
[Performance and audience (81:00-95:00).
Series Title: Duke jazz talks

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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.

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