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So Hard to Forget


  • 1. Laura
    2. Slow Burning
    3. Duke Ellington Medley: Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me/In a Sentimenta
    4. It's Easy to Remember
    5. Sonatina in A: First Movement
    6. Sonatina in A: Second Movement
    7. My One and Only Love
    8. Prelude to a Kiss
    9. Wabash One More Time
    10. Tarantella Opus 87a
    11. Test Pilot
    12. Boots Blues
    13. Last Night When We Were Young
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 19370

  • Credits
    ProducerBucky Pizzarelli; Bucky Pizzarelli
    EngineerJim Czak

    Personnel: Bucky Pizzarelli (acoustic guitar, 7-string guitar); Frank Vignola (guitar); Sara Caswell, Aaron Weinstein (violin); Valerie Levy (viola, cello); Jessy Levy, Jesse Levy (cello); Jerry Bruno, Martin Pizzarelli (bass instrument).
    Audio Mixer: Jim Czak.
    Liner Note Author: Max Wilk.
    Recording information: Nola Studios, New York, NY (01/28/2008-01/29/2008).
    Author: Max Wilk.
    Arrangers: Dick Lieb; Russ Kassof.
    Thankfully, this collaboration between legitimate jazz string players and legendary veteran guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli does not suffer from sugary saturation, as these sessions were conceived and played with large amounts of taste, class, and substance. Cellist Jesse Levy, violist Valerie Levy, and violinists Aaron Weinstein and Sara Caswell are all capable of swinging this program of standards on their own, while Pizzarelli's seven-string amplified or acoustic guitar has more than enough fuel to keep the tunes moving along briskly. This is Pizzarelli's seventh recording for the Arbors label as a leader, and his 30th project for them overall, proof of his endurance and continuing interest in making good music consistently through the decades of his golden years.

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (p.74) - "SO HARD TO FORGET is very much a sentimental journey for Pizzarelli, and the lineup here, which includes violinists Sara Caswell and Aaron Weinstein, cellist Jesse Levy and violist Valerie Levy, are adept at sustaining the romantic mood and offering some soulful or swinging counterpoint."
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