Sal Nistico Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: December 20, 1961
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Nat Adderley (c), Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Walter Perkins (d)

a. a-01    Mamblue - 5:44  (Barry Harris)
     Milestone CD: MCD 47096-2 — Heavyweights   (2002)
b. a-02    Seconds, Anyone - 3:59  (Sal Nistico)
     Milestone CD: MCD 47096-2 — Heavyweights   (2002)
c. a-03    My Old Flame - 6:46  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
     Milestone CD: MCD 47096-2 — Heavyweights   (2002)
d. a-04    Shoutin' - 5:20  (Tommy Turrentine)
     Milestone CD: MCD 47096-2 — Heavyweights   (2002)
e. b-01    Just Friends - 6:35  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
f. b-02    Au Privave - 6:09  (Charlie Parker)
     Milestone CD: MCD 47096-2 — Heavyweights   (2002)
g. b-03    Heavyweights - 5:42  (Frank Pullara)
     Milestone CD: MCD 47096-2 — Heavyweights   (2002)
All titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP 966 — Heavyweights   (1962)
     Jazzland LP 12": JLP 66 — Heavyweights   (1962)

Nat Adderley (c) on a-b, d-g.


Date: October 17, 1962
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Sal Amico (t), Barry Harris (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Vinnie Ruggiero (d)

a. a-01    Cheryl - 4:51  (Charlie Parker)
b. a-02    Ariescene - 5:53  (Paul Fontaine)
c. a-03    By Myself - 5:57  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
d. a-04    Samicotico - 4:26  (Sal Nistico)
e. b-01    Comin' On Up - 5:30  (Sal Nistico)
f. b-02    Easy Living - 5:30  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
g. b-03    Down - 7:56  (Miles Davis)
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RM 457 — Comin' On Up   
     Riverside LP 12": RS 9457 — Comin' On Up   
     Milestone CD: MCD 47096-2 — Heavyweights   (2002)

Sal Amico (t) on a-e, g.


Date: February 16, 1975
Location: Titania Studio, Roma, Italy
Label: Horo

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Irio De Paula (g), Enrico Pieranunzi (p), Alessio Urso (b), Afonso Vieira (d)

a. a-01    Maracanà - 10:41  (Irio De Paula, Afonso Vieira)
     Horo LP 12": HLL 101-16 — Jazz A Confronto, vol. 16   (1975)
b. a-02    For You - 4:36  (Sal Nistico)
     Horo LP 12": HLL 101-16 — Jazz A Confronto, vol. 16   (1975)
c. a-03    New April - 6:19  (Enrico Pieranunzi)
     Horo LP 12": HLL 101-16 — Jazz A Confronto, vol. 16   (1975)
d. b-01    Segundo - 8:48  (Irio De Paula, Afonso Vieira)
     Horo LP 12": HLL 101-16 — Jazz A Confronto, vol. 16   (1975)
e. b-02    Bleu Marine - 6:28  (Alessio Urso)
     Horo LP 12": HLL 101-16 — Jazz A Confronto, vol. 16   (1975)
f. b-03    Garotinho - 5:51  (Irio De Paula, Afonso Vieira)
     Horo LP 12": HLL 101-16 — Jazz A Confronto, vol. 16   (1975)
g.     Mariamar - 10:10  (Afonso Vieira)
     Horo LP 12": HLL 101-17 — Jazz A Confronto: JAC's Anthology   (1975)

Date: March 1976
Location: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Label: Ego

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Joe Haider (p), Günter Lenz (b), Joe Nay (d)

a. a-01    7787  (Joe Haider)
b. a-02    I Remember Duke  (Joe Haider)
c. a-03    Groovin' Sal  (Sal Nistico)
d. b-01    Beautiful Black Casanova  (Joe Haider)
e. b-02    Do Not Make Circles  (Günter Lenz)
f. b-03    Invitation  (Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster)
All titles on:      Ego LP 12": 4002 — Just For Fun   

Date: March 26, 1977
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Label: [radio broadcast]

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Klaus Koenig (p), Peter Frei (b), Peter Schmidlin (d)

a.     Groovin' Sal  (Sal Nistico)
     TCB Records LP 12": 8710 — Volume 1 - Americans In Europe    

Date: April 1978
Location: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Label: Ego

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Benny Bailey (t), Joe Haider (p), Isla Eckinger (b), Billy Brooks (d)

a. a-01    Arrival  (Horace Parlan, Ronald Simmonds)
b. a-02    Body And Soul  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
c. a-03    Blues For Trane  (Joe Haider)
d. b-01    Joyful Sadness  (Vince Benedetti)
e. b-02    East Of Isar  (Sal Nistico)
All titles on:      Ego LP 12": 4010 — East Of Isar   

Composers need confirmation.


Date: November 3, 1978
Location: Master Sound Productions, Franklin Square, NY
Label: Bee Hive

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Nick Brignola (bar), Ted Curson (t, fh), Ronnie Mathews (p), Sam Jones (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. a-01    Anthropology - 8:03  (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie)
     Bee Hive LP 12": BH 7006 — Neo/Nistico   
b. a-02    You Don't Know What Love Is - 7:23  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
     Bee Hive LP 12": BH 7006 — Neo/Nistico   
c. a-03    Be My Love - 7:40  (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn)
     Bee Hive LP 12": BH 7006 — Neo/Nistico   
d. b-01    Blues For K. D. - 6:17  (Sal Nistico)
     Bee Hive LP 12": BH 7006 — Neo/Nistico   
e. b-02    Bambu - 8:42  (Sal Nistico)
     Bee Hive LP 12": BH 7006 — Neo/Nistico   
f. b-03    Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum - 5:56  (Wayne Shorter)
     Bee Hive LP 12": BH 7006 — Neo/Nistico   
g.     Like Someone In Love - 7:27  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Bee Hive LP 12": BH 01 — The Bee Hive Session - Unissued Tunes Vol. One   

Nick Brignola (bar) on a, d-f; Ted Curson (t) on d-e; (fh) on a, f; Sam Jones (b) on a-f; Roy Haynes (d) on a-f.

Date may be October 3, 1978 - given for g.


Date: February 10, 1980
Location: The Diplomat, Utica, NY
Label: [private recording]

Nick Brignola, Sal Nistico (ldr), Nick Brignola (ss, bar), Sal Nistico (ts), Sal Amico (t), Jack Fragomeni (g), Rick Montalbano (ep), Ratzo Harris (b), Dave Calarco (d), Dolores Mancuso (v)

a. 01    Solar [aka Sonny]  (Chuck Wayne)
b. 02    Sophisticated Lady  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
c. 03    Donna Lee  (Miles Davis)
d. 04    Sandu  (Clifford Brown)
e. 05    Sweet Georgia Brown  (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard)
f. 06    Mean To Me  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
g. 07    Recorda Me [aka No Me Esqueça]  (Joe Henderson)
h. 08    Mr. P. C.  (John Coltrane)
i. 09    Invitation  (Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster)
j. 10    Cherokee  (Ray Noble)

Nick Brignola (ss) on e-f, i; (bar) on a-f, h-j; Sal Nistico (ts) on a, c-j; Sal Amico (t) on a, e, j; Dolores Mancuso (v) on d.


Date: February 1, 1981
Location: Douglas Beach House, Half Moon Bay, CA
Label: [private recording]

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Mark Levine (p), Peter Barshay (b), Bobby Rosenstein (d)

a. 01    How High The Moon - 10:28  (Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
b. 02    Stella-wise - 7:57  (Hank Mobley)
c. 03    You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 10:12  (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn)
d. 04    I Can't Get Started - 14:37  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
e. 05    Backlog - 10:50  (Sal Nistico)
All titles on:      Just Jazz CD: JJCD 1003 — Sal Nistico Live   (1995)

Date: January 18, 1983
Location: Panino Jazz Club, Perugia, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Enrico Pieranunzi (p), Furio Di Castri (b), Giampaolo Ascolese (d)

a. 01    Little Melonae - 13:18  (Jackie McLean)
b. 02    I Hear A Rhapsody - 10:22  (George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker)
c. 03    The Hymn (Wichita Blues) - 11:40  (Jay McShann)
d. 04    But Beautiful - 8:42  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e. 05    Shaw 'Nuff - 10:59  (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker)
f. 06    Night Bird - 11:33  (Enrico Pieranunzi)
g. 07    Speak Low - 12:25  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)

Date: March 20, 1985
Location: Bass Clef, London, UK
Label: [private recording]

Sal Nistico, Stan Tracey (ldr), Art Themen (ss, ts), Sal Nistico (ts), Stan Tracey (p), Roy Babbington (b), Clark Tracey (d)

a. a-01    Evidence - 7:29  (Thelonious Monk)
     Steam LP 12": SJ 112 — Live In London   
b. a-02    I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - 7:58  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
     Steam LP 12": SJ 112 — Live In London   
c. a-03    Straight No Chaser - 7:08  (Thelonious Monk)
     Steam LP 12": SJ 112 — Live In London   
d. b-01    Triple Celebration - 6:21  (Stan Tracey)
     Steam LP 12": SJ 112 — Live In London   
e. b-02    Some Blues We Have Known - 10:04
     Steam LP 12": SJ 112 — Live In London   
f. b-03    Backlog - 6:44  (Sal Nistico)
     Steam LP 12": SJ 112 — Live In London   
g.     Little Rootie Tootie  (Thelonious Monk)
h.     Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd]  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
i.     What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
j.     Think Of One  (Thelonious Monk)
k.    alt Backlog  (Sal Nistico)
l.     Doxy  (Sonny Rollins)
m.     Nutty  (Thelonious Monk)

Art Themen (ss) on c, f, k; (ts) on a-e, g-j, l-m.

Lord CDROM 9.0 lists unissued material with no further details.


Date: February 27, 1988
Location: Roma, Italy
Label: Red

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Rita Marcotulli (p), Marco Fratini (b), Roberto Gatto (d)

a. a-01    Come Rain Or Come Shine - 4:39  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
b. a-02    Lush Life - 9:05  (Billy Strayhorn)
c. a-03    Inner Urge - 9:12  (Joe Henderson)
d. b-01    Empty Room - 7:01  (Sal Nistico, Rachel Gould)
e. b-02    I Should Care - 6:11  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)
f. b-03    The Hymn (Wichita Blues) - 6:08  (Jay McShann)
All titles on:      Red LP 12": 123 222 — Empty Room   
     Red CD: 123 222-2 — Empty Room   

Date: January 23, 1989
Location: B. P. Club, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Label: Jazzette

Sal Nistico (ldr), Sal Nistico (ts), Boško Petrović (vib), Neven Franges (p), Mario Mavrin (eb), Sal Sadikovic (d)

a. 01    I'll Remember April  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
     Jazzette CD: BPCD 016 — Night Flight   
b. 02    Willow, Weep For Me  (Ann Ronell)
     Jazzette CD: BPCD 016 — Night Flight   
c. 03    Night Flight  (Boško Petrović)
     Jazzette CD: BPCD 016 — Night Flight   
d. 04    Body And Soul  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
     Jazzette CD: BPCD 016 — Night Flight   
e. 05    Sigurd's Garden  (Boško Petrović)
     Jazzette CD: BPCD 016 — Night Flight   
f. 06    B. P. Club After Midnight  (Boško Petrović)
     Jazzette CD: BPCD 016 — Night Flight   
g.     C Jam Blues  (Duke Ellington)
     Jazzette CD: BPCD 012 — B. P. Club After Midnight, vol. 1   

Composers of c and f need confirmation.