Pizza Tapes review
has it that the title of this CD came about because a pizza
deliveryman snatched some tapes while dropping off food at Jerry
Garcia's. Copies were then made and distributed among tape
collecting fans. Finally in 2000 a professional sounding release of
these sessions was released. Now everybody has access to this
masterful music and with much better sonic clarity than the
"Pizza Tape bootlegs."
features the only meeting of guitar greats Jerry Garcia and Tony
Rice. They dive into a wealth of diverse songs that includes folk,
country, blues, jazz, gospel, and dawg. You'll hear a superb
emotional version of Bob Dylan's "Knocking on Heaven's
Doors." Their segue into jazz includes a Garcia and Rice duet
"Summertime" as well as their interpretation of Miles
Davis' "So What." Their bluegrass chops are exceptional,
and they treat us to several traditional folk and blues classics.
The Pizza Tapes runs neck
and neck for tops honors from the Garcia Grisman collaboration. Sure
there are imperfections, but they are far out shined by the one of a
kind gems. by Barry
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170 minute extra large version of The Pizza Tapes is
The Pizza Tapes - Extra Large Edition
The informal once-in-a lifetime jam session that brought guitar icons Jerry Garcia and Tony Rice together with their mandolin-picking host David Grisman was recorded in Dawg Studios on two successive evenings in February, 1993. The Pizza Tapes CD (2000) soon became an acoustic classic and one of Acoustic Disc's most popular releases.
Now here's the Extra Large 170-minute edition of this legendary session, including 16 previously unissued alternate takes in addition to the original master takes in their original sequence. This unique collection also features more of the personal repartee, which made the original release so endearing and insightful - the anatomy of this very special jam.