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John Pizzarelli: Rockin’ in Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute

Perhaps it’s because the album’s strengths are so explicit that its weaknesses seem equally pronounced. Let’s start with the pluses. First, there’s the presence of the Swing Seven horns, arranged by Don Sebesky on seven tracks, including a sizzling “C Jam Blues” and a freewheeling combo of “Cottontail” and “Rockin’ in Rhythm.” Then there’s an … Read More “John Pizzarelli: Rockin’ in Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute”

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