Dick Sisto
Soul Searching (Ear X-tacy Records)


"Soul Searching" is an extremely well conceived and performed CD, marked by an interesting set of compositions that merit close attention. It is an excellent showase for Sisto's sensitivity and harmonic awareness. Solos are flawlessly paced, and delivered without a hint of waste. A spirited and remarkably inventive unit." -Dick La Palm (The Jazz Lobbyist)

Boppy, Like A Mist, Earth Lament, 12 Steps, The Path, La Mesha, Love Grows Deep, Summer of Love, Work, Portest Four Freedom, Chance, New Water


Dick Sisto - Vibraphone
Bobby Broom - Guitar on Trks. 1,2,3,4,6,7,9
Barry Ries - Trumpet on Trks. 5,8,10,12
Dennis Irwin - Bass on Trks. 1,2,3,4,6,7,9,11
Jim Anderson - Bass on Trks. 8,10,12
Mike Hyman - Drums on Trks. 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,12

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Dick Sisto
End Of Time (Ear X-tacy Records)


Vibraphonist Dick Sisto's follow up to his earlier independently produced CD, American Love Song, is worth seeking. He's backed by a strong rhythm section, including pianist Kenny Werner, bassist Drew Gress, and either Steve Davis or Barry Ries on drums. His "End of Time" was written for the funeral of a good friend, but there's nothing maudlin about the tune; it is a driving yet reflective number. "Rhythm Thing" is another fine original by the leader, an up-tempo bop chart that features Barry Ries on fluegelhorn; Sisto also composed "Two Five City," a strutting hard bop vehicle. His interpretations of standards are also inspired. "You Must Believe in Spring" is played with a samba feeling, "Nature Boy" has a more exotic air than usual due to Sisto's use of a talking drum in addition to vibes. Ries also plays talking drum on several selections, including his composition "Insider," which has a captivating theme that is hard to predict. The closer, "Back to Nature," is a group improvisation by Sisto, Werner, and Ries that moves well into free jazz. Ken Dryden (All Music Guide)

End of Time, Rhythm Thing, You Must Believe In Spring, Two Five City, Nature Boy, Nobody Else But Me, Insider, Back To Nature


Dick Sisto - Vibraphone
Barry Ries - Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Kenny Werner - Piano
Drew Gress - Bass
Steve Davis - Drums


Dick Sisto
Duo Live (Ear X-tacy Records)


Theme for Ernie, Francisca, I Think of You, The Chase, Maurice, Only Trust Your Heart, Infant Eyes, Evidence, Blue Monk

Dick Sisto - Vibraphone
Fred Hersch - Piano




Dick Sisto
American Love Song (Jazzen Records)


Vibraphonist Dick Sisto has spent much of his adult life away from the recognized jazz centers, but his swinging approach with the Fred Hersch Trio belies this fact. This private issue covers great standards by classic songwriters, including "Falling In Love With Love" and "Beautiful Love." Sisto also successfully explores jazz compositions by John Coltrane ("Moment's Notice"), Tom Harrell ("Little Dancer"), and Sonny Rollins ("Doxy"). His soft ballad "Summer's Gone" fits right in with this enjoyable outting. Ken Dryden (All Music Guide)

Falling In Love With Love, Everytime We Say Goodbye, My One And Only Love, Doxy, Little Dancer, Moments Notice, Beautiful Love, Monks Dream, Summer's Gone, If I Should Lose You, Some Other Time


Dick Sisto - Vibraphone
Fred Hersch - Piano
Drew Gress - Bass
Tom Rainey - Drums