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  1. Straighten Up And Fly Right Lyrics: A buzzard took monkey for a ride in the air / The monkey thought that everything was on the square / The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his back / But.
  2. Jul 30,  · Pizzarelli clearly absorbed Cole's best qualities, yet he still presents as his own man, as he always has. Leading a trio, Pizzarelli gives us fourteen songs that please without pushing. Right from the start, with a winning "Straighten Up And Fly Right," he demonstrates precision when it comes to tempo selection and swinging pocket.
  3. Feb 27,  · Nat King Cole broke the pop barrier with his smoky, smooth vocals, stringing along a huge number of hits beginning with “Straighten Up and Fly Right” in Pianist Ramsey Lewis and guitarist John Pizzarelli have tailored a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, which includes his hits to those singular tracks of sophisticated cool.
  4. “(The show with Lewis) a fun thing. Ramsey plays a bunch of great piano solos that are associated with Nat, and I sing all the Nat Cole things. We not only cover ‘Straighten Up and Fly Right’ and ‘Route 66,’ but there’s also ‘Unforgettable’ and some of the pop standards in there, too,” Pizzarelli explained.
  5. He is accompanied by his father Bucky Pizzarelli's trio of the period (with Bucky on guitar, pianist Russ Kassoff and bassist Jerry Bruno) as he sings such numbers as "Route 66," 'Straighten Up and Fly Right," Michael Franks' "Popsicle Toes" and "I Like Jersey Best." Surprisingly, John only plays guitar on two of the ten numbers. An interesting.
  6. May 09,  · The John Pizzarelli Trio, featuring the renowned vocalist and guitarist, has released a tribute album to Nat King Cole and is touring across North America for it.. In the album, For Centennial.
  7. Writing two decades after the album's release, Scott Yanow of AllMusic commented that Pizzarelli "never had a strong voice, but his charm and likable personality usually overcame his vocal shortcomings". He concluded the album was "[a]n interesting early effort." Track listing.
  8. JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of the John Pizzarelli Trio’s new video for “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” a track that appears on their latest album, For Centennial Reasons: Year Salute to Nat King Cole, released by Ghostlight Deluxe on Feb. 8.
  9. Apr 11,  · Continuing Cole's centennial birthday celebration Pizzarelli with pianist Tadataka Unno and bassist Mike Karn spent the evening putting their spin on popular and seldom heard Cole songs like "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Route 66," "Save the Bones for Henry Jones ('Cause Henry Don't Eat Meat" and many more. If there was one disappointment in.

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