"In a Mellowtone" as played by the Bucky Pizzarelli Trio in 1986 with Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), Milt Hinton (bass), and Jake Hanna (drums).
John 'Bucky' Pizzarelli, born January 9, 1926, began his professional career in 1943 at 17 years old playing in the Vaughn Monroe dance band. He toured and recorded with Monroe through 1951, and in 1952 he joined NBC as a staff musician. At NBC, for many years, he played in the Doc Severinson Band on the Tonight Show. He also toured and recorded with Benny Goodman into the 1980's.
In New York, Pizzarelli worked mainly as a freelance musician in the studios and he appeared on many recordings as part of the rhythm section. One of the era's most solid rhythm players, Pizzarelli was in high demand to provide propulsion and background for other musicians.
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