John Pisano

John Pisano is a great guitarist and a modest jazz musician. He has been able to blend in with the background quite often, which is rare among jazz musicians. After playing in an Air Force band (1952-1955), Pisano gained some recognition as Jim Hall’s replacement in the Chico Hamilton quintet (1956-1958). Pisano settled down in Los Angeles, where he became a respected studio musician. He recorded duets and worked with Peggy Lee (1960-1969), was part of Joe Pass’s quartet, and was also a member Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass (1965-1969). Pisano reunited with Joe Pass, touring with him from 1989 to Pass’ death in 1994. He remained almost exclusively on rhythm guitar. Pablo released a collection of collaborations with various friends (Among Friends) in 1995. In the 1990s, he began performing with Jeanne Pisano, his wife, in a group called The Flying Pisanos. Allmusic

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