Andrian Ingram & John Pisano: Homage
The session follows in the tradition of great guitar duos of the past, Herb Ellis and Freddie Green, George Barnes and Carl Kress and Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Raney and so on. There are five compositions by the players, either by themselves or together. "Billy Bean Blues" is the guitarists' tribute to the legendary, but enigmatic, West Coast guitarist. There's special meaning here for Pisano who recorded with Bean back in the late 1950's. And yes, they have been reissued by String Jazz. Also on the honors list are the classical leaning Johnny Smith "Softly as in the Morning Sunrise", George Benson "Love for Sale", Laurindo Almeida "Amanhecir" and of course Django Reinhardt with his "Belleville". But paying homage is by no means synonymous with imitation. These two pay tribute in a much more meaningful way, by offering distinctive interpretations of the material. The wordless vocalizing on "Blues for Joe" is provided by John's vocalist wife, Jeanne.
Another winner for String Jazz and recommended.
Track Listing: Love for Sale; Flamingo; Another Blues; Softly as in the Morning Sunrise; Tears for El Torro; Belleville; Angel Eyes; C.E.D.; Blues for Joe*; Amanhecir; Body and Soul; Billy Bean Blues
Personnel: John Pisano, Adrian Ingram - Guitar; Phil France - Bass; Jeanne Pisano - Vocals*
Record Label: String Jazz Recordings