The Rare Delight of You

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Telarc
ALBUM TITLE: John Pizzarelli with the George Shearing Quintet
PERFORMER: John Pizzarelli (g), George Shearing (p), Ted Piltzecker (vibes), Reg Schwager (g), Neil Swainson (b), Dennis Mackrel (d)
CATALOGUE NO: CD-83546

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Swinging lightly but tightly through a set of tasteful standards, Shearing and Pizzarelli make a mainstream dream team. Shearing, though well into his eighties, is fresh and bright and the young Pizzarrelli’s fragile singing is a perfect counterpoint to his assured guitar lines. GB