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John Pizzarelli: Meets the Beatles

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The son of jazz guitar great Bucky Pizzarelli is a mean guitarist himself, in addition to being a talented vocalist and song stylist. ?”With the resources of a major label behind him and with the assistance of seasoned arranger Don Sebesky, this time out he tackles the material of the Fab Four.

Most of the renditions are utterly fascinating, including a timeless Latin treatment of “Here Comes The Sun,” a gorgeously plaintive “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” (with only guitar accompaniment), and a grooving instrumental version of “Eleanor Rigby” that’s reminiscent of all the jazz guitarists who have covered pop songs in a tasteful way, including Grant Green, Wes, and George Benson.

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