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Bucky Pizzarelli With The Les Paul Trio

John 'Bucky' Pizzarelli (1926) began his professional career in 1943 at 17 years old playing in the Vaughn Monroe dance band. He toured and recorded with Monroe through 1951, and in 1952 he joined NBC as a staff musician. At NBC, for many years, he played in the Doc Severinson Band on the Tonight Show. He also toured and recorded with Benny Goodman into the 1980's.

bucky pizzarelliIn New York, Pizzarelli worked mainly as a freelance musician in the studios and he appeared on many recordings as part of the rhythm section. One of the era's most solid rhythm players, Pizzarelli was in high demand to provide propulsion and background for other musicians.

His recordings as leader began to appear in the 1970's with recordings like Green Guitar Blues. On this recording Pizzarelli established a pattern he repeated throughout his career. That is, playing and recording some of the great historic guitar compositions from the 1930's. On this recording he pays homage to Carl Kress and Dick McDonough by including Chicken A La Swing. A few years later he paid tribute to these two guitarists again on his Guitar Quintet LP. On April Kisses from 1999, he includes original music by Carl Kress, George Van Eps and George M. Smith.

Bucky Pizzarelli has carried forward other jazz guitar traditions as well.

His extraordinary skill as a rhythm player places him in the company of the great rhythm players like Freddie Greene and Barry Galbraith. And he has brought forward the great chord solo tradition begun by George Van Eps and Dick McDonough. Like George Van Eps, Bucky Pizzarelli adopted the seven-string electric guitar (in fact, playing the Gretsch Van Eps model for many years). And, although this guitar is very popular today, for many years, Bucky Pizzarelli, was considered the only guitarist next to George Van Eps, to play the seven-string electric guitar exclusively.

Along with being a dedicated preservationist of the old guitar music and the early styles of playing, Bucky Pizzarelli has also developed a very personal style that sets him apart. Recordings like Love Songs and NY Swing present a picture of the complete jazz musician and guitarist who moves effortlessly from the daunting format of the solo guitar to playing solid, swinging rhythm and single string solos in an ensemble setting.

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The Iridium Jazz Club Is Pleased To Present:

BUCKY PIZZARELLI WITH THE LES PAUL TRIO MONDAY, JULY 6TH Sets at 8 & 10PM   JOHN COLIANNI – PIANO - LOU PALLO – GUITAR, NICKI PARROTT - BASS  

Les Paul Return Monday, July 6th At The Iridium Jazz Club

les paulLes Paul's regular Monday night appearances at The Iridium Jazz Club since April 1995 attract devoted fans from all over the world.  World-class musicians like Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Tony Bennett, Steve Miller, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Jeff Beck, Slash and countless others come to pay homage. By far, this is the music industry's most important regular music gig in NYC.

Les Paul is a living legend and an icon of the music world. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received multiple Grammy Awards, pioneered the modern electric guitar and invented numerous recording techniques. Les has influenced countless musicians and guitarists and is hailed as "The Father Of The Electric Guitar".

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EVERY MONDAY LES PAUL AND HIS TRIO -- JOHN COLIANNI – PIANO - LOU PALLO – GUITAR, NICKI PARROTT - BASS

After a brief layoff the 94 year old guitar pioneer return’s on Monday, July 6th 

Bernie Williams With The Les Paul Trio June 22 & 29

bernieWithout question, New York Yankees superstar Bernie Williams is one of the most popular and talented players in major league baseball, a potential hall-of-famer, and one of the most popular and well known athletes in pro sports. But ask Bernie Williams what he wanted to be when growing up, and he’ll say it was to be a professional musician. A classically trained guitarist, playing and composing music is Bernie’s first true passion with influences that include jazz, classical, pop, Brazilian, and Latin sounds.

BERNIE WILLIAMS WITH THE LES PAUL TRIO JUNE 22 & 29 Sets at 8 & 10PM

Special Opportunity to See The Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist / Yankee Legend Sub For Les Paul - who will be back soon!

JOHN COLIANNI – PIANO - LOU PALLO – GUITAR, NICKI PARROTT - BASS

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Les Paul's 94th Birthday Celebration

lesLes Paul's regular Monday night appearances at The Iridium Jazz Club since April 1995 attract devoted fans from all over the world.  World-class musicians like Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Tony Bennett, Steve Miller, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Jeff Beck, Slash and countless others come to pay homage. By far, this is the music industry's most important regular music gig in NYC.   

Les Paul is a living legend and an icon of the music world. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received multiple Grammy Awards, pioneered the modern electric guitar and invented numerous recording techniques. Les has influenced countless musicians and guitarists and is hailed as "The Father Of The Electric Guitar".

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
1650 BROADWAY (Corner of 51st)
NEW YORK, NY 10023
RESERVATIONS: 212-582-2121
http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/

EVERY MONDAY LES PAUL AND HIS TRIO
JOHN COLIANNI – PIANO - LOU PALLO – GUITAR, NICKI PARROTT - BASS  
SHOWS AT 8:00 & 10:00 PM

Monday, June 8th  -- Les Paul’s 94th Birthday Celebration

PAUL VAN DYK: FULL TRACK LISTING FOR DOUBLE-DISC 'BEST OF' ANTHOLOGY UNVEILED

Throughout his unparalleled 15-year career in electronic dance music, PAUL VAN DYK has achieved what most musicians in any genre only dream of: a hugely successful recording career that has resulted in over three and a half million albums sold worldwide, a prestigious Grammy nomination, a high profile remixography that includes U2, Justin Timberlake, Depeche Mode and Britney Spears, multiple sold-out global tours and now his very own DJ iPhone and iPod App.  Following the June 9 (retail) and May 26 (digital) release date announcement for his next album VOLUME (Ultra Records), the dance music trailblazer has now unveiled details about the package’s track listing and U.S. tour.

van dykVOLUME is a heavyweight two-disc anthology of PAUL VAN DYK’s most memorable and requested releases of original songs from his studio albums 45 RPM (1994), Seven Ways (1996), Out There And Back (2000), the Grammy-nominated Reflections (2003) and In Between (2007), plus various remix productions.  CD 1 is a mixed collection of his original works including “White Lies,” featuring the Pussycat Dolls’ Jessica Sutta, “Nothing But You” and “Time Of Our Lives” with Vega 4, whose lead singer Johnny McDaid also lends his vocals to the brand new song “Home” that was created specially for VOLUME.  Also highlighted are VAN DYK’s stellar hits “Forbidden Fruit” and “We Are Alive” that achieved worldwide chart success.

The set additionally includes a new mix by VAN DYK--as constantly requested by his fans--of his timeless classic “For An Angel.”  Also available to coincide with the release will be a remix EP of a number of new mixes by Spencer & Hill, Miika Kuisma, Filo and Peri, Dave Darrell and others of “For An Angel.”  CD 2 consists of his most popular remixes of artists such as U2, Depeche Mode, New Order, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.  The complete track listing follows below.

In support of VOLUME, the live electronic music performer who’s known for his creative on-the-spot mastery will embark on an intense tour, appearing in 17 cities in 17 days.  The VOLUME tour kicks off June 11 in Scottsdale, AZ and will take VAN DYK throughout middle-America, making stops in such markets as Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville and Atlanta.  The leg wraps June 26 with a headlining spot at the Electric Daisy Carnival in downtown Los Angeles, the two-day festival where over 100,000 people are expected.  Select dates prior to the tour will have VAN DYK hitting San Francisco and Las Vegas for headlining one-off Memorial Day weekend performances.  The highly anticipated tour is one of the most sought-after tickets this summer.  Fans can check out www.wantickets.com/paulvandyk, the official ticket provider of the PAUL VAN DYK - VOLUME U.S. Tour, for more information.

Since announcing the PAUL VAN DYK iPhone Application last Monday, April 21, the YouTube link which depicts him demonstrating the different assets of the app has already received over 10,000 views.  “What you have is different tools that … are very, very helpful if you’re a DJ,” VAN DYK told Deanna Rilling of the Las Vegas Weekly (4/23/09) about the new technology.  “Van Dyk explains that he didn’t want a boring app that people lose interest in after a few minutes. ‘I wanted to have something more than just a gadget,’ he says. Van Dyk’s app has BPM, decibel and frequency meters, plus a torch function to illuminate the booth in case a DJ loses a contact lens or drink ticket.”

View the link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES8Km5UUn8U

The complete track listing for VOLUME is as follows:

Disc 1

1. For An Angel (PvD Remix ‘09)

2. Home (PvD Club mix)

3. Let Go

4. White Lies

5. Nothing But You

6. Another Way

7. Forbidden Fruit

8. Together We Will Conquer

9. New York City

10. A Magical Moment

11. The Other Side

12.  We Are Alive

13. Time of Our Lives

Disc 2

1. Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around Comes Around (PvD Mix)

2. U2 – Elevation (PvD Mix)

3. Depeche Mode – Martyr (PvD Mix)

4. Timo Maas – Pictures (PvD Mix)

5. New Order – Spooky (PvD Mix)

6. Humate - Love Stimulation (PvD Mix)

7. Faithless - Bring My Family Back (PvD Mix)

8. Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - Batman Theme (Paul van Dyk remix)

9. Binary Finary – 1998 (PvD Mix)

10. Lisa Miskovsky - Still alive (PvD Mix)

11. Britney Spears - Gimme More (PvD Mix)

PAUL VAN DYK’s upcoming U.S. tour dates are:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Fri 5/23

San Francisco, CA

Cow Palace

Sun 5/24

Las Vegas, NV

Rain

VOLUME tour:

Thu 6/11

Scottsdale, AZ

Myst Nightclub

Fri 6/12

Salt Lake City, UT

The Great Saltair Amphitheater

Sat 6/13

Denver, CO

Electric Daisy Carnival - Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park

Sun 6/14

Albuquerque, NM

Sunshine Theatre

Mon 6/15

Oklahoma City, OK

City Walk

Tues 6/16

St. Charles, MO

HOME

Wed 6/17

Columbus, OH

BoMA

Thu 6/18

Pontiac, MI

Crofoot Ballroom

Fri 6/19

Minneapolis, MN

Epic

Sat 6/20

Chicago, IL

Congress Theatre

Sun 6/21

Milwaukee, WI

The Rave

Mon 6/22

Indianapolis, IN

Talbott Street

Tues 6/23

Nashville, TN

Limelight

Wed 6/24

Atlanta, GA

Opera

Thu 6/25

Dallas, TX

Lizard Lounge

Fri 6/26

Houston, TX

Bar Rio

Sat 6/27

Los Angeles, CA

Electric Daisy Carnival - LA Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park

ELECTRONIC ICON PAUL VAN DYK RELEASES 'VOLUME'

Grammy-nominated artist and internationally acclaimed DJ and producer PAUL VAN DYK (PvD) has dominated electronic music since the early 1990’s.  He is renowned as one of the world's hardest working artists, with sold-out tours that cross each continent, headline spots at every major festival and for having a hugely successful recording career.  This spring the Berlin, Germany-based artist will celebrate his musical achievements with the release of VOLUME, an album of his best works to date.

Set for release in stores June 9 and digitally May 26 on Ultra Records, the album will encompass selections from his massive, 15-year catalogue.  VAN DYK is currently finalizing the track listing but fans are sure to find works from his studio albums 45 RPM (1994), Seven Ways (1996), Out There And BackReflections (2003) and In Between (2007).  Volume will also include the long-awaited remastered and remixed classic “For an Angel” and a brand new song titled “Home” featuring vocals by Johnny McDaid of Vega 4 who also collaborated with VAN DYK on the single “Time Of Our Lives” from Reflections. (2000), the Grammy-nominated

Leading up to the release of Volume, PAUL VAN DYK will travel stateside for a run of select tour dates in March and May.  In March, DJ appearances are confirmed for the Winter Music Conference in Miami where he’ll headline Club Space and the Ultra Music Festival.  In May he’ll return again to appear at the PNE Coliseum in Vancouver, the Cow Palace in San Francisco and Rain in Las Vegas.  In June he’ll circle back to North America once again for a national tour in support of Volume, the details of which to be announced at a later time.

PAUL VAN DYK has sold over three million records to date and has collaborated with artists as diverse as David Byrne and Jessica Sutta of the Pussycat Dolls. He has been ranked within the top five slots on the DJ Magazine Top 100 Awards (the world’s leading chart) no less than seven times, hitting #1 DJ in the world spot in 2005 and 2006. VAN DYK also has his own radio show "Paul van Dyk's VONYC Sessions" which airs weekly on satellite, FM and web stations.

PAUL VAN DYK’s current U.S. tour dates are as follows:

DATE                           CITY                                        VENUE

Fri        3/27                 Miami, FL                                 Club Space

Sat       3/28                 Miami, FL                                 Ultra Music Festival

Fri        5/22                 Vancouver, BC                         PNE Coliseum

Sat       5/23                 San Francisco, CA                   Cow Palace

Sun      5/24                 Las Vegas, NV                         Rain

John Paul II

John Paul II- for the Grateful Web

Everybody who stayed on earth the last couple of weeks (I think most of you did), Christian or no Christian, does know pope John Paul II deceased. Although it is the second time a pope dies since I'm alive, it is the first time I experienced it consciously. That is why I want to write something about it, even though I am not a real Christian.

 

A couple of weeks before the pope died, I read "Angels and Demons" of Dan Brown, in which a pope dies and the election of a new pope is described as well. By this, my interest for this case had been awoken. I wanted to compare the things I read in this book with the things that were happening in reality.

 

Since we were overwhelmed by the news on TV, radio, newspapers, etc. I won't give an overview of the man Karol Wojtyla (yes, the Holy Father had a real name!) or the pontificate of the John Paul II. Instead, I will give my view on several things that occurred.

 

The appearance of the pope on Easter was very touching. He was very sick and did not manage to pronounce "Urbi et Orbi" for the first time in his life, although he tried very hard. It was very sad to see such an affected man; a man who probably realized it was the last time he would appear for the religious people.

 

The telecasts following the days of the death of John Paul II were incredible: the St-Peter's square and the streets around were full of people who wanted to greet the deceased pope for the last time. People had to stay in line for about twelve hours, and a lot of people did not even manage to see the pope since they were too many. When people have to stand in line for so many hours, I'm always wondering how they manage to eat, drink, and especially go to toilet! You can not leave your place in these situations, not even for one second, can you?

 

Curious as I was, I watched a piece of the funeral, that was broadcasted all over the world. This time, even more people were gathered in Rome: 4 million people attended the funeral that lasted 2,5 hours. Three hundred and sixty priests were needed to give all those present a chance to go to Communion. Unbelievable!

 

I was a bit disappointed when seeing the coffin: I thought that a man, who was called the Holy Father, would get a very adorned coffin that is set on a height during the church service. But as we all could see, the coffin was very simple; only a cross and "M" of Maria on the upper side. Furthermore, it was put on the ground. Although, it was put on a mosaic that was made after the pope was shot in 1981, it was still strange to see the coffin was not set on a height. They said it was the pope's wish to have a funeral (and gravestone) very soberly, in line with his austerely life…

 

The election of the new pope went very fast. Only 4 election rounds were needed to select a new Holy Father. When I turned on the television that day, I saw again a lot of people on the St-Peter's square. Immediately, I realized a new pope had been chosen. Since all these people were gathered again, I thought they already knew who the new pope was. But a few minutes later it became clear the new pope was not announced yet. Can we conclude then that (religious) people don't really mind who the pope is, as long as they have a pope? That is a bit strange, no…?

 

According to me, it was no surprise the German cardinal Ratzinger appeared on the balcony. I must say that, even as a not real Christian, it made my flesh creep when I heard the famous words "habemus papam".

 

Now it is waiting whether this pope will yearly express the well-known words "Bedankt voor die bloemen" to the Dutch- and Flemish-speaking people as well, or whether he will pronounce a new sentence…