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STYLE SAMPLES
TRACKS AT RIGHT:
Swing /Jazz (V1)
Swing /Jazz (V2)
Swing /Jazz /Blues (V3)
Jazz Ballad (V4)
Traditional Jazz (V5)
Classic Jazz (V6)
Swing /Jazz (P1)
Jump Blues (P2)
Rock-a-BillyHancock (P3)
Jump Blues (PV1)
Stride Piano (PV2)
Twin-Piano Jazz (PV3)
Blues Original (PV4)
Jazz Trio (
PV5)

   

JOHN on VIBES (V) — See below for more info by track number.*

(V1) Limehouse Blues,  (V2) Rachel's Dream,  (V3) Yellow Dog Blues,
(V4) I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You, (V5) I'd Do Anything for You
(V6) I Go for That.

JOHN on PIANO (P) — See below for more info by track number.**

(P1) 'S Wonderful (John also did the horn arrangements here),  
(P2) Let's Get High,  (P3) Calling Colleen.

JOHN on PIANO / VOCALS (PV) — See below for info by number.***

(PV1) Come On Home,  (PV2) The Joint Is Jumpin',
(PV3) I'm Just a Lucky So and So,  (PV4) Marielle (orig. composition),
(PV5) I've Got the World on a String.

 

   

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*JOHN on VIBES

(V1) "Limehouse Blues" (1997) John Cocuzzi plays in the classic BENNY GOODMAN Quartet-setting with these great musicians. CD: The Allan Vaché Sextet - Swing and Other Things. Label: Arbors Jazz. John Cocuzzi, vb; Allan Vaché, ldr/cl; Bucky Pizzarelli, gtr; Johnny Varro, p; Frank Tate, b; Ed Metz, Jr., dr.

(V2) "Rachel’s Dream" (1997) John Cocuzzi plays in the LIONEL HAMPTON STYLE of vibraphone-swing with the best players in classic jazz. CD: The Allan Vache Sextet - Swing and Other Things. Label: Arbors Jazz. John Cocuzzi, vb; Allan Vaché, ldr/cl; Bucky Pizzarelli, gtr; Johnny Varro, p/song arrangement; Frank Tate, b; Ed Metz, Jr., dr.

(V3) "Yellow Dog Blues" (1997) John Cocuzzi plays vibes in a CLASSIC SWING setting with Ken Peplowski leading the quartet. CD: Shoeless John Jackson Quartet – A Tribute to Benny Goodman. Label: Progressive Records. John Cocuzzi, vibes; Ken Peplowski, ldr/cl; Johnny Varro, p; Joe Ascione, dr.

(V4) "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You" (2000) John Cocuzzi plays a soothing BALLAD on vibes. CD; John Cocuzzi Quintet - Swingin' and Burnin'. John Cocuzzi, vb/p/voc; Allan Vaché, cl; Steve Abshire, gtr; John Previti, b; Big Joe Maher, dr.

(V5) "I’d Do Anything For You"
(2006 Live) John Cocuzzi plays TRADITIONAL JAZZ with this popular festival band. CD: John Cocuzzi - LIVE! In Cactus Country; Label: World Jazz Recordings (2006). John Cocuzzi, vibes; High Sierra Jazz Band: Pieter Meijers, ldr/reeds; Corey Gemme, cor; Howard Miyata, tbn; Earl McKee, sous; Bruce Huddleston, p; Stan Huddleston, bnj; Charlie Castro, dr.

(V6) "I Go For That"
(1996) Swing w/ large ensemble; John Cocuzzi plays in the RED NORVO STYLE of vibraphone with today’s best classic jazz artists. CD: Daryl Sherman and John Cocuzzi - Celebrating Mildred Bailey and Red Norvo. Label: Audiophile. John Cocuzzi, ldr/vibes; Daryl Sherman, voc; Randy Sandke, tpt; Randy Reinhart, tbn; Bobby Gordon, cl/t sax; Mark Shane, p; James Chirillo, gtr; Greg Cohen, b; Joe Ascione, dr.

**JOHN on PIANO

(P1) "'S Wonderful" (2002) John Cocuzzi did HORN ARRANGEMENT of a Gershwin classic for this 6-piece group. CD: Billy Hancock - On the Jazz. Label: Turkey Mountain. John Cocuzzi, p/arr; Billy Hancock, gtr/voc; Jay Miles, b; Eric Felten, tbn; Jon Mathis, tpt; Dave Stambler, a sax/t sax/cl; Alan Dale, dr.

(P2) "Let’s Get High" (1998) John Cocuzzi plays the JUMP BLUES style on piano. CD: Big Joe and the Dynaflows - I’m Still Swingin’, Label: Severn Records. John Cocuzzi, piano; Big Joe Maher, ldr/dr/voc; Jeff Sarli, b; Ivan Appelrouth, guitar; Joe Stanley, t sax.

(P3) "Calling Colleen" (2005) John Cocuzzi plays ROCK 'n' ROLL (Rocka-Billy Hancock?) CD: Billy Hancock - Passions. Label: Turkey Mountain. John Cocuzzi, p; Billy Hancock, voc; Mary Shaver, voc; Dave Chappell, gtr; Bruce Swaim, t sax; Steve Wolf, b; Barry Hart, dr..

***JOHN on PIANO & VOCALS

(PV1) "Come On Home" (2000) John Cocuzzi sings and plays Blues w/ 5-piece JUMP BLUES band. CD: Big Joe and the Dynaflows - I Warned You Baby! Label: Gutter Records. John Cocuzzi, p/voc; Big Joe Maher, dr; Steve Potter, b; Ivan Appelrouth, gtr; Joe Stanley, t sax.

(PV2) "The Joint Is Jumpin’" (2006) John Cocuzzi plays STRIDE PIANO in the style of Fat’s Waller. CD: John & Frank Cocuzzi - Together. Label: FJC Music. John Cocuzzi, p/voc; Frank Cocuzzi, dr; Bruce Swaim, t sax; Steve Wolf, b.

(PV3) "I’m Just a Lucky So and So" (2005) The TWIN PIANOS of John Cocuzzi and John Sheridan. CD: Embraceable You - For Piano Lovers Only. Label: Cactus World Jazz. John Cocuzzi, p/voc; John Sheridan, p.

(PV4) "Marielle" (2005) John Cocuzzi original composition for his daughter, performed by the Big 3 Trio (working around DC area). CD: Big 3 Trio - We Got Rhythm. Label: Beeswax Records. John Cocuzzi, p/voc; Big Joe Maher, dr; John Previti, b.

(PV5) "I’ve Got the World on a String" (2005) John Cocuzzi sings and plays in a trio setting (TRIO PIANO JAZZ). CD: Big 3 Trio - We Got Rhythm. Label: Beeswax Records. John Cocuzzi, p/voc; Big Joe Maher, dr; John Previti, b.

     
                                             

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