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  Telarc -
  SACD-63577 (2 discs)
  John Pizzarelli: Live at Birdland
  "John Pizzarelli, Live at Birdland"

John Pizzarelli (guitar, vocals)
Ray Kennedy (piano)
Martin Pizzarelli (bass)
Grover Kemble (vocals)
Track listing:
  Disc 1:
1. Introduction
2. Just You, Just Me
3. The Frim Fram Sauce
4. This Song Is You
5. Isn't It a Pity?
6. Rhode Island Intro
7. Rhode Island
8. Ray Kennedy Library of Congress Story
9. Gospel Truth
10. Ray Kennedy Dizzy Gillespie Story
11. Tea for Tatum
12. James Taylor Intro 1
13. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
14. James Taylor Intro 2
15. Mean Old Man
16. Manhattan
17. Rosemary Clooney Story
18. Moonlight Becomes You
19. Final Intro
20. Will You Still Be Mine?

Disc 2:
1. Introduction
2. Three Little Words
3. They Can't Take That Away From Me
4. Oh, How My Heart Beats for You
5. The Day I Found You
6. Polliwog Story
7. It's Only a Paper Moon
8. Stompin' at The Savoy
9. Better Run Before It's Spring
10. Grover Kemble Story
11. Headed Out to Vera's
12. Medley: Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You/ Baby, Baby All the Time/ Midnight Blue
13. I Like Jersey Best Intro
14. I Like Jersey Best
15. My Castle's Rockin'
16. Baby Just Come Home to Me
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Review by bmoura June 28, 2003 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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John Pizzarelli fans and Meitner DAC6 owners will want to check out Telarc's new "John Pizzarelli Trio: Live at Birdland" Multichannel SACD.

It's a Live DSD recording that uses no console. Just straight to the Meitner DSD converters and then to the Sony Sonoma DSD Workstation.

In Surround playback, the album features Pizzarelli's vocals in the Center front speaker with the trio in the front channels and the audience in the surround channels. Very vivid and convincing sonics on this one.

As a humorous bonus, the SACD also includes Pizzarelli imitating a host of singers including Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, The Beach Boys, Lou Reed, Sting, Michael McDonald, James Taylor and Lou Rawls on the track "I Like Jersey Best".

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Review by audiofreak May 31, 2006 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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Club atmosphere and nice playing. Compared to other releases on Telarc this one sounds extremely natural and fast and creates a true virtual reality. It feels like being transported into the scenery. One of the very best I have heard so far on SACD. And the humor demonstrated by Mr. Pizzarelli is worth listening to more that once.

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Review by mlgrado February 2, 2015 (0 of 2 found this review helpful)
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DSD-wide recording here. I suppose this still counts as 'pure' DSD. Telarc seems to think so. The sound here has the typical DSD-wide 'veil'. Indeed I admit, DSD-wide sounds much closer to pure DSD than processing in DXD/PCM. Nevertheless, there is a notable loss in detail, and this is reflected in my rating.

Music is wonderful, though. Relaxing, amusing, a good time.

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