Sal Mosca

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Sal Mosca (left) in 1983

Sal Mosca (April 27, 1927 – July 28, 2007) was an American jazz pianist who was a student of Lennie Tristano. Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Mosca worked in cool jazz and post-bop. After playing in the United States Army Band during World War II, he studied at the New York College of Music using funds provided by the G.I. Bill.[1] He began working with Lee Konitz in 1949 and also worked with Warne Marsh. He spent much of his career teaching and was relatively inactive since 1992, but new CDs were released in 2004, 2005, and 2008. See for a full discography.

He died in White Plains, New York.


As leader/co-leader[edit]

  • Music (Interplay, 1977)
  • How Deep, How High (Interplay, 1976/79 [1980]) with Warne Marsh
  • A Concert (Jazz, 1979)[2]
  • Sal Mosca/Warne Marsh Quartet Volumes 1 & 2 (Zinnia, 1981)[2]
  • Thing-Ah-Majig (Zinnia, 2004)[2]

As sideman[edit]

With Lee Konitz


  1. ^ Jason Anken. "Sal Mosca". AllMusic. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1046. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.

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