In the spring of 2014 Paul approached world-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli to record some of his songs, mostly post-Beatles and some lesser known, in John’s signature jazz style.
Paul wrote to Pizzarelli suggesting
“It might be interesting for you and Bucky to do a few of my songs that are lesser known than some of the others. I realise this may be a little immodest, if not pushy. I imagine the songs would include post-Beatles melodies of mine like 'Love in the Open Air', 'Junk,' 'Warm and Beautiful' and, possibly, 'My Valentine.'”
This idea became Midnight McCartney. John approached the songs with delicacy and warmth, writing jazz arrangements with the help of his wife, vocalist Jessica Molaskey and pianist Larry Goldings. John’s brother Martin is on bass and his legendary father, Bucky Pizzarelli, adds guitar.
Enjoy this unique and different take on some of Paul’s most loved songs.
1. Silly Love Songs
2. My Love
3. Heart of the Country
4. Coming Up
5. Warm and Beautiful
7. Hi, Hi, Hi
9. My Valentine
10. Let ‘Em In
11. Some People Never Know
12. Maybe I’m Amazed
13. Wonderful Christmastime
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Watch a performance of ’Silly Love Songs’ from Pizzarelli’s Midnight McCartney below: