John Pisano

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John Pisano
Background information
Born (1931-02-06) February 6, 1931 (age 89)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Years active1952–present
LabelsPablo, Mel Bay
Associated actsChico Hamilton, Peggy Lee, Herb Alpert, Joe Pass, Sérgio Mendes, Velas, The Flying Pisanos

John Pisano (born February 6, 1931) is a jazz guitarist born in Staten Island, New York.


Pisano has worked with Herb Alpert, Billy Bean, Chico Hamilton, Peggy Lee, and Joe Pass.[1]


As leader[edit]

  • Makin' It: Guitar Duets with Billy Bean (Decca, 1958)
  • Take Your Pick with Billy Bean (Decca, 1958)
  • Under the Blanket with Willie Ruff (A&M, 1970)
  • The Flying Pisanos (1995)
  • Among Friends (Pablo, 1995)
  • Duets with Joe Pass (Pablo, 1996)
  • Makin' It Again (String Jazz, 1998)
  • Ensemble (String Jazz, 2000)
  • West Coast Sessions with Billy Bean and Dennis Budimir (String Jazz, 2000)
  • Affinity with Ray Walker (Jardis, 2000)
  • John Pisano's Guitar Night (Mel Bay, 2007)

As sideman[edit]

With Herb Alpert

With Frank Capp

  • In a Hefti Bag (Concord Records, 1995)
  • Play It Again Sam (Concord Records, 1997)

With Natalie Cole

With Chico Hamilton

With Paul Horn

With Pete Jolly

  • Herb Alpert Presents Pete Jolly (A&M Records, 1968)
  • Seasons (A&M Records, 1970)

With Fred Katz

With Diana Krall

With Peggy Lee

With The Manhattan Transfer

With Sérgio Mendes

With Ken Nordine

With Joe Pass

With Walter Wanderley

  • Brazil's Greatest Hits! (GNP Crescendo, 1980)
  • Perpetual Motion Love (GNP Crescendo, 1981)

With others


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "John Pisano". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 May 2014.

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