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Yo Barry -Great minds huh? LOL...Though I doubt Sal Nistico EVER was a Barry Harris class guy. BUT-As we both know Barry was on " Sal Nistico / Heavyweights "This is based on Barry Harris' method. Not surprising.
Heavyweights is one swinging [email protected]%er! I grew up listening to that album.Yo Barry -Great minds huh? LOL...Though I doubt Sal Nistico EVER was a Barry Harris class guy. BUT-As we both know Barry was on " Sal Nistico / Heavyweights "
(Jazzland 966 - Milestone MCD-47096-2)
Sometimes I think there really is an ELEMENT in this music that IS universal- and can be sold. Sal was a mutha' on that record back in 1961 WOW.
Heavyweights is one swinging [email protected]%er! I grew up listening to that album.
I'm sure Sal wasn't a regular at Barry's classes but Barry has always been evangelical on the subject of harmony going back to his Detroit days. I'm sure that Sal and Barry exchanged harmonic concepts through playing together rather than a "student teacher" situation. Also, Sal and Barry (and hopefully the rest of
us) love Charlie Parker. Bird taught modern music to all of us! Sal sounds a bit like Bird on tenor on those early "Jazzland" record dates. He also shows love for Don Byas and Lucky Thompson which is even more obvious on some Woody Herman sides.
Sal kept on growing. At the end he was getting more into a Coltrane zone. Some of it reminds me of Joe Farrell and late Roland Kirk. It was wrong of Sal to die so young and deprive us of his next evolutionary step.
Yes that Heavyweights album was so good. Played that over and over.
Unfortunately I lost that album after a lent it to a friend (well I thought he was )
thanks for the pdf Tim.
Melodic yes- That was Sals thing...burning yey right into the pocket in every way. Melodic, time and all that.I love the Shape of this line. It sounds so good. I download this off your site a couple years ago. It is very melodic.
Sal Nistico ii-V-I Exercise
This was a ii-V-I Sal laid on me when I was a student of his.