John E. Carisi (February 23, 1922 – October 3, 1992) was an American trumpeter and composer.
Early in his career, Carisi was a member of Herbie Fields's Orchestra (1938–1943) and Glenn Miller's 'Army Air Force Band'. After the war he worked with Ray McKinley, Claude Thornhill, Charlie Barnet, Urbie Green, and Benny Goodman, among others and studied with acclaimed composer Stefan Wolpe.
His minor-blues composition "Israel" was quickly recognized as a unique jazz classic, after it was recorded by Miles Davis at the sessions which later became known as the Birth of the Cool. Other notable versions have been recorded by Bill Evans, and the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band. Another well known Carisi piece, "Springsville", was recorded by Miles Davis, as arranged by Gil Evans on the album, Miles Ahead.
In 1957, he arranged the music for Urbie Green's album, All About Urbie Green. He shared an album with Cecil Taylor that was released as <…Read more on Wikipedia