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John Pizzarelli Celebrates Richard Rodgers on New CD

For a follow-up to his 2006 tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dear Mr. Sinatra, John Pizzarelli turns his attention to another prolific American musician, composer Richard Rodgers. With A Song In My Heart, due Tuesday, Aug. 19 (Telarc), features 12 of Pizzarelli’s favorite songs from the Rodgers canon, one that spans more than 900 songs and 40 musicals.

The set focuses mostly on Rodgers’ work with lyrical partner Lorenz Hart (nine songs), while the other three are Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II collaborations.

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