Guitar Jazz from the JACK PEZANELLI
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Jack grew up in Worcester, Mass., where two uncles, guitarist and
bassist in the Eddie
Lang tradition, got the boy up singing pop tunes almost before he could
mimic what he heard -- and still does when impersonating former bosses
Davis,Jr. or Cleo Laine. Jack's first head-turning experience came when
he heard a
guitarist at that long-gone Worcester dive, the Pecan Lounge, play what
"Christian music." It dawned on Jack, years later, that what he meant
It was Jack's being soulmates with bassist Moore that got this session
off the ground.
"Mike and I," says Jack with a conspirational grin,"really click. A few
times in your
career you play with
someone whose concept of time and harmonic choice just mesh with your
anticipate each other's moods and phrasing hand in glove.Just listen to
our out chorus
of Born To Be Blue!
Michael plays a set-up phrase, I carry it through, and he plays a
chiastic tag. It's
so cool, and it happens all the time with us! We couldn't write anything
Not the least among the innate joys and strengths apparent in the play
jamming, extempore foursome are its magnanimity of spirit and big-boned
tune in the set is a good choice -- the quick-curve Hall, the
the sensuous Torme, the hang-out blues from the standpoints of dead-on
intrinsic melodic quality, and harmonic intrigue. The point of the
session is nothing
more noble than pleasuring ears.
Jack PezaneIIi -- guitar
John Arcaro -- piano
Jimmy Madison -- drums
Michael Moore -- bass
SIMPLE SAMBA Hall
BORN TO BE BLUE Torme
THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES Bernier
IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD Ellington
BEAUTIFUL LOVE Young
SECOND LOOK Pezanelli
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