Special Moments and Special People
My First Band: 1947
(click to enlarge)
My Dad:(Nicola), Lil' Me,
Brother Carmine and Uncle Sam
(I can still smell Uncle Sam's Parodi cigar)
My Technique was Bad,
however, my Tone was Awful.
Quincy High Yearbook - 1960
( determined to live my dream )
The Rondels 1960
Back Beat #1: RPz MP3 page (#19)
Jimmie Petze, Ray Pizzi
Lennie Collins, Lennie Petze,
The Rhythm Rockers, 1959
"Madness" and "Oh Oh Honey"
Jimmie, Lennie Petze, Eddie Grisbe,
Nickie Latteo, Ray Pizzi
click: RPz MP3 page (#20)
Woody Herman and RPz,
President Hotel, NYC 1967
Mr. Pizzi, band and classroom music teacher.
North Junior High School, Randolph MA. 1969
Scott Belgard photo
RPz with Henry Mancini and Jack Elliot,
Their 30 years of support and
encouragement, helped establish
my career in music. Thanks, guys.
Hank Mancini "flipping me the bird"
on a National TV Broadcast,
"The Mancini Generation"
Premiere of "Piece for Jazz Bassoon
and Orchestra" written for me by
Henry Mancini and commissioned by
Jack Elliot and the New American Orchestra
found on: RPz MP3 page (#2)
RPz and Dizzy Gillespie
RCA studios 1978
found on: RPz MP3 page (#9B)
Phil Stern photo
Ray Pizzi headlines at
the Hollywood Paladium
Ken Hor photo
Years back, when the
music industry CELEBRATED
and AWARDED musicianship.
The Wind Syndicate
Miriam Clarke, RPz, Morton Lewis,
this mighty woodwind trio won
2nd place in the Hennessy National Jazz search in NYC.
Kathleen Lewis photo
"A stunningly soulful 15 minute short, done with
tenderness, an uplifting key, raw emotion and riffing energy"
YUP.....I starred in this award winning film
about a saxophonist who couldn't remember the bridge
to "Over the Rainbow." Frustrated and dejected
he jumps off the fire escape.........In his last breath,
he hears the ambulance siren playing the notes of the bridge.
"wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah""
"End of the Rainbow"
Director Lazlo Papas
showing me how to die.
Michael Newman photo
The colors of the Rainbow
begin to appear and inspire.
Trying to act like I don't know
the bridge to "Over the Rainbow"
(a daunting task!) Producer/director,
Marino Colmano kept saying to me......
"You sound like you know you know it."
Michael Newman photo
Donna Zweig photo
photo by Michael Rosen. visit: digivisions
Bob Barry photos 2005
Bob Barry photos 2008
copyright photos by Abe Perlstein visit: http://www.abes3dworld.blogspot.com
Featured soloist with LA Phil.
composed by Frederick Myrow.
the Mad Bassoonist
Kit Craig photo
"PIZZI" by Bobby Shew
(click on the top line)
Concerts in Germany
Loni Joanni photos
.....Been there.....Done that.....What's Next???
Quick!!! ..... Somebody SAVE the CIGAR !!!!
photo by Bob and Cathy Conley, Alfred Maine