JohnPizzarelli is preparing to release his latest recording, Double Exposure. The 13-song set is a collection of tunes bygreat pop songwriters framed within traditional jazz arrangements. The album opens with the upbeat and uptempo “I Feel Fine/Sidewinder,” a trackwhich Pizzarelli describes as “Lennon and McCartney meet Lee Morgan.” Double Exposure draws from a pool of pop songwriters from the past five decades: Lennon and McCartney, Neil Young, James Taylor, Leiber and Stoller, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell and others. Woven into the compositions are threads of jazz borrowed from figures like Wes Montgomery, Billy Strayhorn, Thad Jones and John Coltrane.
Pizzarelli appears on several tracks on Paul McCartney’s new album, Kisses on the Bottom. The two also performed together at this year’s Grammy Awards.