John Pisano

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John Pisano
Background information
Born (1931-02-06) February 6, 1931 (age 86)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Labels Melbay
Associated acts Chico Hamilton, Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Michael Franks, Diana Krall

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


Pisano has accompanied in concert or recording some of music's biggest names, including Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Michael Franks, Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Joe Pass, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Billy Bean, Chico Hamilton and many more.[1]

Pisano wrote So, What's New which appeared as the B-side of Herb Alpert's hit single Flamingo in 1966.

Selected discography[edit]

As a leader/co-leader[edit]

  • Makin' It (Decca, 1958) with Billy Bean
  • Take Your Pick (Decca, 1958) with Billy Bean
  • Makin'It Again (British String Jazz, 1958 [1998]) with Billy Bean
  • West Coast Sessions (British String Jazz, 1957-59 [2000]) with Billy Bean and Dennis Budimir
  • Under the Blanket (A&M, 1970) with Willie Ruff as Pisano & Ruff
  • Duets (Pablo, 1991) with Joe Pass
  • Among Friends (Pablo, 1994) - duets with various guitarists
  • Conversation Pieces (Pablo, 1997) - duets with various guitarists
  • John Pisano's Guitar Night (Mel Bay, 2007) - live duets with various guitarists

As sideman[edit]

With Herb Alpert

With Les Baxter

  • Brazil Now (GNP Crescendo, 1967)

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 Cook

With James Darren

With Allyn Ferguson

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

With Lani Hall

With Chico Hamilton

With Dan Hicks

  • It Happened One Bite (Warner Bros., 1978)

With Paul Horn

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)


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