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Sal Nistico: Heavyweights

Read "Heavyweights" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

It’s been over a decade now since the death of saxophonist and composer Sal Nistico and as of yet no substantive rediscovery of his talent has yet to take place. However, that might change now with the reissue of his first two recordings as a leader. Nistico’s maiden voyage was the 1961 Jazzland set Heavyweights, which put him in the fast company of trumpeter Nat Adderley, pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Walter Perkins. This would be followed ...

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Sal Nistico: Heavyweights

Read "Heavyweights" reviewed by David Rickert

Sal Nistico is a fine player from the post-bop school known mainly as a star soloist for Woody Herman (that is, if he’s recognized at all). Like many obscure players from the era, he was also given the opportunity to record some small-group sessions under his own name, two of which are collected here on this reissue. On the first Nistico is backed by a stellar lineup including Nat Adderley and Barry Harris, who help Nistico confront the legacy of ...


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