DVD may well be the only available footage of the great John Pisano in a
strictly jazz setting playing solo guitar. Known over the years as a
fine, indeed one of the finest ever, rhythm guitarists, especially for
his work with the legendary Joe Pass, John has come more and more to the
forefront since Joe's death and has shown people what those in the know
have always known, those that is who were lucky enough to have heard him
on those seminal duo albums, Take Your Pick
and Makin' It, way back in the
1950s, that he was and still is a very fine soloist.
There have been
snatches of John on film, with Herb Alpert and others, but as far as we
are aware, this stunning new DVD is the only footage of John playing
what he loves, straight ahead bebop jazz guitar and as such, is destined
to become something of an archival recording.
With John on this DVD
is the top European player, Adrian Ingram, long known for his superb
books and articles on jazz guitar and without doubt, a world-class
player in his own right. Asked to name his favourite players, the names
of John Pisano and his musical soulmate, the precocious and precociously
talented Billy Bean would certainly figure highly. To work closely with Pisano in recent times is a huge honour and one which Ingram is
Production values on
our new DVD range are top notch. We use the latest digital equipment and
professional cameramen, sound recordists and editors to produce these
broadcast standard recordings. SJ productions are leading the world in
this new medium when it comes to jazz guitar and we have a number of
superb releases coming up over the next 12 months.
buy the DVD or the PAL/NTSC version by
here (or order the CD). (At the
'Search' page, search on John Pisano or Adrian Ingram. If you want the
video version, please ensure you check that you are ordering the right
one. Thank you).