Sal Nistico

Heavyweights

Heavyweights

  • Release Date: 02 Apr 2002
  • MCD-47096-2

Sal Nistico definitely was deserving of wider recognition. In the realm of hard-swinging post-bop tenor saxophone, Nistico (1938-1991) had few equals. Best known for his dynamic work as a star soloist at various junctures (from the early 1960s to the early 1980s) with Woody Herman's and Count Basie's orchestras, Nistico made his debut as a leader in December 1961 with Heavyweights. The quintet date found him at the helm of a New York all-star unit, with all but drummer Walter Perkins also emp… MORE