John Pisano

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John Pisano
Background information
Born (1931-02-06) February 6, 1931 (age 88)
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 accompanied in concert or recording Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Michael Franks, Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Joe Pass, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Billy Bean, and Chico Hamilton.[1]


As leader[edit]

  • Under the Blanket with Willie Ruff (A&M, 1970)
  • Among Friends (Pablo, 1995)
  • Conversation Pieces (Pablo, 1997)
  • Makin' It Again with Billy Bean (String Jazz, 1999)
  • 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)[2]

As sideman[edit]

With Herb Alpert

With Les Baxter

With Tony Bennett

With Michael Bublé

With Frank Capp

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

With Natalie Cole

With Sam Cooke

With James Darren

With Allyn Ferguson

  • Pictures at an Exhibition Framed in Jazz (Ava, 1963)

With Lani Hall

With Chico Hamilton

With Dan Hicks

With Paul Horn

With Diane Hubka

  • West Coast Strings (2013)

With Pete Jolly

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

With Fred Katz

With Diana Krall

With Peggy Lee

With The Limeliters

  • The Limeliters (Elektra, 1960)

With The Manhattan Transfer

With Barry Manilow

With Sérgio Mendes

With Ken Nordine

With Joe Pass

With Bill Perkins

With Dianne Reeves

  • Art & Survival (EMI, 1994)

With Howard Roberts

  • Goodies (Capitol, 1965)

With Kenny Rogers

With Lalo Schifrin

With Diane Schuur

  • Love Songs (GRP, 1993)

With Jimmy Scott

  • All the Way (Sire, 1992)

With Bud Shank

With Ben Sidran

  • Feel Your Groove (Capitol, 1971)

With Barbra Streisand

With Walter Wanderley

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

With Tim Weisberg

  • Dreamspeaker (A&M, 1973)


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "John Pisano". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  2. ^ "John Pisano | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 February 2019.

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