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May 25 2021
at 10:08 PM
Curious what other Pat fans think about this album and John’s take on PM tunes. I’ve been enjoying it. Been a big PM since the 70’s and first saw the PMG at the Telluride Jazz Fest back then.
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Oct 08 2021
at 8:32 AM
Bookmark and Share I recently discovered a duet album by JP and Davy Mooney titled "Last Train Home". There are three PM tunes on it.
facing west
Oct 05 2021
at 9:43 AM
Bookmark and Share I’ve listened to this record quite a few times now -- usually early in the morning. Something particular happens, and I think most long-time PM listeners will share this experience. These tunes are so familiar to me that as I listen to John’s solo versions, I easily fill out the arrangements in my head. it’s an unusual listening experience--very participatory.
facing west
Sep 23 2021
at 7:38 PM
Bookmark and Share OK--just watched John’s stunning video for this record on YouTube ( v=swM58mO12rc). This is perhaps the most personal and profound tribute to the healing power of PM’s music ever recorded. John lost both his parents (his father to COVID) and retreated to his cottage, where he found solace in Pat’s music and started recording in his daughter’s bedroom. Pat reached out with condolences for his parents. When he heard what John was doing, he provided lead sheets. So--this is a great artistic statement on the healing power of music that every person on Earth can use right now. And yes, there are better days ahead for all of us. Thank you, John.
facing west
Sep 23 2021
at 3:53 PM
Bookmark and Share Digging my first listen. Highlights the strength of the compositions. Interesting to compare John’s version of Better Days Ahead with Pat’s latest on Side Eye. Again, the most amazing covers of PM come from PM! Feels right that Better Days Ahead is becoming an anthem for these ’interesting’ times.
Sep 02 2021
at 3:20 PM
Bookmark and Share I’m really enjoying this. After hearing the PMG versions of these songs so many times over the years, it’s really refreshing hearing them worked out for solo guitar. Well done John Pizzarelli!!
Jun 14 2021
at 11:59 AM
Bookmark and Share I’m enjoying it as well, but prefer similar solo recordings from Jason Vieaux and Peo Alfonsi.
May 26 2021
at 2:24 PM
Bookmark and Share i have heard john’s better days ahead album and have always been a huge JP fan . . . . album sounds great . . . . it really displays, however, just what a rare GIANT that PM is because as incredible a guitarist as john is, some of pat’s guitaristic machinations sound a little ’awkward’ for JP to navigate . . . . that’s not meant as a criticism of john pizzarelli - more of a tip-o-the-cap to pat!! as an aside, was thinking the other day that i’d dig to hear pat and christian scott do something together, with robert glasper on piano, too! maybe some logan richardson thrown in, plus dejohnette and swallow. sumpin’ like that. boy, would that be fun! have recently been (re)discovering christian scott’s stuff, something i’ve meant to do for a while now, and they are really some incredibly ’awake’ musical events - every time out!!
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