Martin Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli and Marian McPartland

Jun 12, 2018

John Pizzarelli began playing at an early age with the help of his jazz guitarist father and teacher, Bucky Pizzarelli. The young musician had the opportunity to play with many outstanding musicians throughout his childhood and teen years, giving him a solid understanding of jazz. In the 1990s John and his brother Martin Pizzarelli toured as part of a trio that opened for Frank Sinatra. In this 2001 session, McPartland asks the brothers to play “It's Only A Paper Moon,” which was made famous by the legendary crooner. “Only if you play it with us,” John replies.

Artist site: http://www.johnpizzarelli.com/

Full episode: https://www.npr.org/event/music/397267299/john-pizzarelli-on-piano-jazz