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The Red Door - Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli Remember Zoot Sims
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Album: The Red Door - Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli Remember Zoot Sims
# Song Title   Time
1)    It Had To Be You Album Version More Info... 7:39
2)    Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You Album Version More Info... 5:55
3)    Red Door Album Version More Info... 4:59
4)    Dream Of You Album Version More Info... 5:25
5)    The Jitterbug Waltz Album Version More Info... 5:46
6)    Two Funky People Album Version More Info... 5:23
7)    Just You, Just Me Album Version More Info... 5:05
8)    In The Middle Of A Kiss Album Version More Info... 5:30
9)    Morning Fun Album Version More Info... 4:19
10)    It's Alright With Me Album Version More Info... 7:19
 
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Performer Notes
  • Full performer name: Scott Hamilton/Bucky Pizzarelli.
  • Personnel: Scott Hamilton (tenor saxophone); Bucky Pizzareli (acoustic & electric guitars).
  • Recorded at Giant Recording Studios, New York, New York on March 22, 1995. Includes liner notes by Wayne Thompson.
  • Personnel: Scott Hamilton (tenor saxophone); Bucky Pizzarelli (acoustic guitar, electric guitar).
  • Audio Mixer: Phil Edwards .
  • Recording information: Giant Recording Studios, New York, NY (03/22/1995).
  • Photographer: Teri Bloom.
  • As of 1998, when this CD was released, Scott Hamilton had recorded over 30 albums as a leader for Concord. Although all are quite worthwhile, the swing tenor's consistency and unchanged style since the 1970s have resulted in a certain sameness and predictability to his recordings. This release, however, definitely stands apart from the crowd, for it is a set of tenor/guitar duets that Hamilton performs with Bucky Pizzarelli. A tribute to Zoot Sims (one of Hamilton's early influences), this is a very successful outing. Pizzarelli's mastery of the seven-string guitar allows him to play basslines behind solos, so one never misses the other instruments. Although the duo performs a variety of standards, there are also some lesser-known pieces among the highlights including the title cut, Al Cohn's "Two Funky People," the Sims/Cohn collaboration "Morning Fun," and the obscure "In the Middle of a Kiss." Both Hamilton and Pizzarelli sound inspired in this format, stretching themselves while always swinging. Pizz had recorded a duo album with Sims back in 1973, and Zoot also cut a full set with guitarist Joe Pass a couple years later. This excellent, slightly offbeat outing is on the same level as those two and is highly recommended to fans of swinging mainstream jazz. ~ Scott Yanow
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