Bucky Pizzarelli was a legendary Jazz Guitarist. He was the father of Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and double bassist Martin Pizzarelli. He worked for NBC as a staff member for Dick Cavett (1971) and for ABC with Bobby Rosengarden in (1952). The list of musicians he collaborated with includes Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Stéphane Grappelli, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. Pizzarelli cited as influences Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, and George Van Eps.
Bucky Pizzarelli: The Early Years is a double album that features two of his earliest albums Green Guitar Blues (Tracks 1-9) and The Cafe Pierre Trio (Tracks 10-18) with a fine collection of standards. The album features Tangerine by Johnny Mercer, Satin Doll by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Johnny Mercer, Cry Me A River and Girl Talk by Neal Hefti and Bobby Troup, I Don’t Know How To Love Him by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life by Michel Legrand and Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Dreamsville by Henry Mancini, The Summer Knows (Theme From Summer of ’42) by Marilyn and Alan Bergman, and many more.
The album is an Analog Tape to DXD Transfer by Rene Laflamme at 2xHD using the album master tapes from Jazzology Records. It appears in all of our Stereo DSD bit rates, including an exclusive Stereo DSD 512 edition created by NativeDSD Mastering Engineer Tom Caulfield using the Signalyst HQ Player Pro 4 mastering tools and its “EC” modulators.
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|Analog Recording Equipment||
Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier.
Custom 2xHD Analog to Digital Converter
Rene Laflamme – Analog to DXD Transfer, Tom Caulfield – DXD to DSD 512 Remodulation
2xHD Mastering (Analog to DXD, DXD to DSD), NativeDSD Masterling Lab (DXD to DSD 512)
|Original Recording Format|
Bill Borden (Tracks 1-9), Bill Borden & Bucky Pizzarelli (Tracks 10-18)
Joe Jorgensen (Tracks 1-9), Richard LePage (Tracks 10-18)
Media Sound in May and June 1972 (Tracks 1-9), Generation Sound in August 1982 (Tracks 10-18)
|Recording Type & Bit Rate||
|Reference Digital Playback||
Nagra HD DAC X Converter
|Release Date||August 10, 2020|
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