John Pizzarelli to Release 'Double Exposure' May 15
February 29, 2012
|John Pizzarelli’s latest recording on Telarc focuses on two distinct styles to make a single fine album. Double Exposure is a collection of tunes by some of the great pop songwriters that are framed squarely within traditional jazz arrangements.
· The 13-song set opens with the upbeat and uptempo “I Feel Fine/Sidewinder,” a track which Pizzarelli describes as “Lennon and McCartney meet Lee Morgan.”
· Double Exposure draws from a diverse pool of some of the best pop songwriters of the past five decades: Lennon and McCartney, Neil Young, James Taylor, Leiber and Stoller, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, and others. Woven into these memorable compositions are threads of jazz borrowed from figures like Wes Montgomery, Billy Strayhorn, Thad Jones, and John Coltrane.
· Pizzarelli appears on several tracks on Paul McCartney’s new album, Kisses on the Bottom. The two also performed together at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 12, 2012.