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Bucky Pizzarelli

g, *1926 US, Paterson, New Jersey
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. John Paul Pizzarelli

John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli (born January 9, 1926) is an American jazz guitarist and banjoist, and the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and upright bassist Martin Pizzarelli. Pizzarelli has also worked for NBC as a staffman for Dick Cavett (1971) and also ABC with Bobby Rosengarden in (1952). The list of musicians Pizzarelli has collaborated with over his career includes Les Paul, Stephane Grappelli, and Benny Goodman. Pizzarelli acknowledges Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, and George Van Eps for their influences on his style and mode of play.

  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • Classical
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
A Beautiful Friendship on A Beautiful Friendship by Alexis Cole & Bucky Pizzarelli
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles on In A Mellow Tone by Howard Alden & Bucky Pizzarelli
The Summer Knows on Green Guitar Blues / Café Pierre Trio by Bucky Pizzarelli
Guess I'll Go Back Home on One Morning In May by Bucky Pizzarelli
Tangerine on Green Guitar Blues / Café Pierre Trio by Bucky Pizzarelli
On The Sunny Side Of The Street on A Beautiful Friendship by Alexis Cole & Bucky Pizzarelli
East Of The Sun on A Beautiful Friendship by Alexis Cole & Bucky Pizzarelli
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? on Green Guitar Blues / Café Pierre Trio by Bucky Pizzarelli
Challis In Wonderland on Challis In Wonderland by Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli & The Dick Lieb Strings
Just Friends on A Beautiful Friendship by Alexis Cole & Bucky Pizzarelli

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Living TributeLarry Newcomb Quartet With Bucky Pizzarelli2017Album
Renaissance (A Journey From Classical To Jazz)Bucky Pizzarelli2015Album
A Beautiful FriendshipAlexis Cole & Bucky Pizzarelli2015Album
Toots - Heart & SoulToots Thielemans Featuring Herbie Hancock, Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ron Carter Plus Tony Mottola2014Compil.
Have A Little FunAlex Pangman With Special Guest Bucky Pizzarelli2013Album
Thank You Les - A Tribute To Les PaulLou Pallo With Special Guests Featuring Steve Miller, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Slash, José Feliciano, Bucky Pizzarelli2013Album
Back In The Saddle AgainBucky Pizzarelli And The West Texas Tumbleweeds2009Album
FourxfourJohn Cutrone, Bucky Pizzarelli, Carmen Leggio, Jerry Bruno2009Album
Diggin' Up BonesBucky Pizzarelli And The West Texas Tumbleweeds2009Album
Bucky Pizzarelli & The Kennedy Brothers Play Harold ArlenBucky Pizzarelli, Ray Kennedy, Tom Kennedy2008Album
So Hard To ForgetBucky Pizzarelli2008Album
AttractionsCynthia Sayer With Bucky Pizzarelli2007Album
5 For FreddieBucky Pizzarelli2007Album
Sunday At Pete'sThe Pizzarelli Boys, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Martin Pizzarelli, Tony Tedesco2007Album
Plays The Music Of Jerome KernBucky Pizzarelli Featuring New York Swing2006Album
Plays Rodgers And HartBucky Pizzarelli And New York Swing2006Album
Splendor In The Brass 2Jim Manley With Special Guest Bucky Pizzarelli2006Album
Lost Songs Of 1936Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman & Jay Leonhart2006Album
Swingin' American SongsPatrick Saussois, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jerry Bruno2005Album
Favorite SolosBucky Pizzarelli2005Album
The Swing Kings Ii: Pennies From Heaven (Tribute To Benny Goodman)Bucky Pizzarelli, Ray Kennedy, Ken Peplowski, Martin Pizzarelli, Chuck Redd, Tony Tedesco, John Pizzarelli2005Album
MoonglowBucky Pizzarelli & Frank Vignola2005Album
Hot Club Of 52nd StreetBucky Pizzarelli • John Frigo • Howard Alden • Michael Moore2004Album
Blue BossaEddie Daniels With Bucky Pizzarelli2004Album
Tony's TunesThe John Bunch Trio With Bucky Pizzarelli & Jay Leonhart2003Album
"Stringin' The Blues" A Tribute To Eddie LangLino Patruno Presents Bucky Pizzarelli _ Frank Vignola _ Howard Alden _ Al Viola _ Marty Grosz2003Album
LegendsSkitch Henderson & Bucky Pizzarelli2003Album
In A Mellow ToneHoward Alden And Bucky Pizzarelli2003Album
Steppin' OutBanu Gibson, Bucky Pizzarelli2002Album
The Swing Kings--A Tribute To Benny GoodmanBucky Pizzarelli, Ray Kennedy, Ken Peplowski, Martin Pizzarelli, Chuck Redd, Tony Tedesco2002Album
Relaxing At the Penthouse with John Pizzarelli TrioRuby Braff, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Ray Kennedy, Martin Pizzarelli, Jim Gwin2002Album
Green Guitar Blues / The Café Pierre TrioBucky Pizzarelli2001Compil.
TwogetherBucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli2001Album
Swing LiveBucky Pizzarelli2001Album
One Morning in MayBucky Pizzarelli2001Album
April KissesBucky Pizzarelli1999Album
String ThingRichard Carr / Bucky Pizzarelli1999Album
Live At The 1996 Floating Jazz FestivalNew York Swing - Bucky Pizzarelli, John Bunch, Jay Leonhart1998Album
Passion GuitarsBucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli1998Album
Just Among FriendsGerry Beaudoin Trio With Special Guests David Grisman - Bucky Pizzarelli - Billy Novick1998Album
The Red DoorScott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli1998Album
ElegaicZoot Sims - Bucky Pizzarelli1996Album
Kenny Davern And The Rhythm MenKenny Davern, John Bunch, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bob Haggart1996Album
Summit Reunion 1992Kenny Davern, Milt Hinton, Dick Hyman, Bob Wilber, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bobby Rosengarden1994Album
So Easy To RememberStéphane Grappelli, Kenny Burrell, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ron Carter, Grady Tate1993Album
Solo Flight - The Complete Solo Sessions Love Songs & Solo FlightBucky Pizzarelli1993Compil.
NY SwingJohn Bunch / Bucky Pizzarelli1992Album
A PortraitBucky Pizzarelli1992Album
Cole Porter Collective / NY SwingJohn Bunch / Bucky Pizzarelli1992Album
The Rhythm EncountersBucky Pizzarelli With Slam Stewart & Red Norvo1989Compil.
Live From Studio A In New York CityJohn Frigo With Bucky Pizzarelli & John Pizzarelli1989Album
Solo FlightBucky Pizzarelli1986Album
Afternoon in New YorkRichard Carr, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli1984Album
Love SongsBucky Pizzarelli1981Album
OriginalsLouis Bellson / Jon Faddis / Milt Hinton / Hank Jones / Bob Malach / Bucky Pizzarelli1980Album
DuetStéphane Grappelli, Bucky Pizzarelli1979Album
Doug & BuckyDoug Jernigan And Bucky Pizzarelli1978Album
DialogueSlam Stewart And Bucky Pizzarelli1978Album
Songs For New LoversDardanelle With Bucky Pizzarelli, George Duvivier, Grady Tate1978Album
Lady Be GoodButch Miles & Bucky Pizzarelli1978Album
Sliding ByJoe Venuti With Dick Hyman & Bucky Pizzarelli1977Album
Buck & BudBucky Pizzarelli With Bud Freeman1976Album
Guitar TapestryWes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Charlie Christian, Les Paul, Johnny Smith, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joseph Iadone, Don Arnone, Chet Atkins, Tony Mottola, Al Caiola, Eric Weissberg, Vinnie Bell, Jay Berliner, Don Young, Al Casamenti1976Album
Zoot Sims With Bucky PizzarelliZoot Sims / Bucky Pizzarelli1976Album
NightwingsBucky Pizzarelli With Joe Venuti1975Album
Strike Up The BandBobby Hackett, Zoot Sims, Bucky Pizzarelli, Richard Davis, Mel Lewis & Hank Jones1975Album
Playing Bix Beiderbecke/Bill Challis And Carl Kress/Dick McDonoughBucky Pizzarelli1974Album
NirvanaZoot Sims, Bucky Pizzarelli Special Guest Buddy Rich1974Album
Swing Today Volume OneBuddy Tate Septet, Eddie Barefield Septet, Red Richards Quintet, Herman Autrey Quintet, Zoot Sims, Bucky Pizzarelli, Budd Johnson Quartet1974Compil.
Vic DickensonVic Dickenson, Joe Thomas, Scoville Brown, Red Richards, Bill Pemberton, Oliver Jackson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Zoot Sims, Doc Cheatham1974Album
A Flower For All SeasonsEddie Daniels / Bucky Pizzarelli1973Album
Green Guitar BluesBucky Pizzarelli1972Album
Guitars Pure And HonestGeorge Barnes & Bucky Pizzarelli1971Album
The AstronautBucky Pizzarelli1961Single
Music Minus Many MenBucky Pizzarelli1960Album
Bucky's BunchBucky PizzarelliAlbum
The Cafe Pierre TrioBucky PizzarelliAlbum
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