|Pizzarelli, John / Sinatra & Jobim @ 50|
|Add Date:||2017-09-14|| ||Pull Date:||2017-11-16|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||24 Sep||17 Sep|
Review: a gorgeously played snapshot of an earlier time with emotive renditions of both classic Brazilian songs and bossa nova standards, as well as recently penned works that fit nicely into the groove. His quintet is equally adept and tight, and occasionally augmented by female backing vocals.
If You Like: Caetano Veloso, Joao Gilberto, Laurindo Almeida
Track Review (favorites denoted by *): *1/ Baubles, Bangles, & Beads (3:09) guitar starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> fade *2/ Agua De Beber (4:07) - vocal/piano starts> uptempo song> guitar/scat duet> uptempo song> quick stop 3/ Meditation/Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (3:59) - guitar starts> slow tempo song> quick fade 4/ Dindi (3:53) - vocal starts> slow tempo song> slow fade *5/ I Concentrate On You/Wave (5:32) - piano/vocal starts> midtempo song> sax solo> fade & sax notes 6/ Antonio's Song (5:04) - piano starts> slow tempo song> sax solo> fade 7/ Two Kites (4:33) - piano starts> uptempo with background chorus> piano solo> quick stop 8/ She's So Sensitive (4:19) - guitar starts> slow tempo song> slow fade *9/ Bonita (4:52) - guitar/sax start> slow tempo song> sax solo> quick fade *10/ If You Never Come To Me/Change Partners (5:50) - guitar/vocal starts> slow tempo song swings midtempo> guitar solo> fade *11/ Canto Casual (6:03) - guitar starts> uptempo song> percussion solo> piano solo> song> fade