One of the great jazz guitar records of the ’80s was Swinging Sevens by the father-son team of Bucky and John Pizzarelli. That seven-string encounter, recorded long before John would become the vocal star he is today, was strictly instrumental and imbued with an irrepressible spirit of swing. Nearly 25 years later, father and son reprise their swinging chemistry on Generations, which has 81-year-old Bucky and 47-year-old John on more equal footing. Playing seven-string guitars (each equipped with a low B string), they cover a wide tonal range from low-end walking bass lines to high-end streams of single notes and richly voiced chords.
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