martedì 15 dicembre 2009


Sal Nistico, born Salvatore Nistico 2 April 1938 in Syracuse (New York), died 3 March 1991 in Berne, Switzerland, was a jazz tenor saxophonist associated for many years in the mid-'60s with Woody Herman's Herd.

He started playing alto sax, switching to tenor in 1956 and briefly played baritone sax. In 1965, he joined Count Basie but returned on many occasions to play with Herman. He also played with Nat Adderley, Don Ellis, Stan Tracey, Chuck Mangione and Buddy Rich.

While not a well-known public figure, he was highly respected by his fellow tenor sax players as a “musicians' musician”. Sal's solo work contrasts his big band work. The solo work is more bebop oriented, as heard on the Heavyweights recordings.


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Label: HORO
Catalog#: HLL 101-16
Format: LP
Country: Italy

Recorded at “Titania’s Studio”,
Rome on 1975, February 2

Sal Nistico (tenor sax),
Irio De Paula (g),
Enrico Pieranunzi (p),
Alessio Urso (bass), Afonso Vieira (drums)


Side A
A1) Maracanà - 10'41"
A2) For You - 4'36"
A3) New April - 6'19"

Side B
B1) Segundo - 8'48"
B2) Bleu Marine - 6'28"
B3) Garotinho - 5'51"

the stickers on the label is of the Radio télévision belge de la communauté française, but I don't have info about Don Mercier (is an author, is a DJ?)

3 commenti:

  1. Love the site! There's so much great undiscovered music that American jazz giants recorded overseas when they were in exile or visiting countries where they were much better appreciated.

  2. Many thanks. I've been looking for this for a while. Nistico made so few albums as a leader, well worth checking his work out.

  3. MANY thanks too. A great find. I did not know Nistico before. Anexcellent player worth some investigation, here in a really fine and tight group. Pieranunzi was already a great player.