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Father and son Bucky and John Pizzarelli have been playing guitar together since the latter was a kid.
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June 15, 2013 Bucky Pizzarelli and his son, John, have been collaborating since John was a kid. They perform live in NPR's studios.
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Charlie Christian was a forerunner in establishing the musical language of bebop.
January 15, 2013 Prior to the advent of electrical amplification, the role of the guitar in jazz was strictly that of a chorded rhythm instrument. But as soon as guitarists could plug into an amplifier, the electric guitar started making its presence felt as an improvisational voice in jazz. Every guitarist now playing owes something to at least one of these pioneering jazz guitarists.
April 2, 2010 The guitarist plays the swinging tunes of the 1930s with his son and guest host, John Pizzarelli.
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February 21, 2009 Pizzarelli is known as one of jazz's great chord soloists, as well as an extraordinary rhythm player. Now 83, Pizzarelli was recently honored by the New York Public Library as one of its speakers at the "Duke Jazz Talks," an interview series in which he performed with his son, John Pizzarelli.
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