Mr. Nuccio's debut CD released in 2006 features Brahms' Quintet in B minor for clarinet and strings, Op. 115 and Mozart's Quintet in A Major for clarinet and strings, K. 581 with Sheryl Staples, Yulie Ziskel, Huang Hsin-Yun, and Elizabeth Dyson. An "exceptional live recording", these classic pieces are treated with "delicacy, lushness, and superb attention to line shaping and dynamics."
Mr. Nuccio performs Artie Shaw's iconic jazz concerto and Scott McAllister's Led Zeppelin inspired Black Dog with the University of North Texas Wind Ensemble under the direction of Eugene Migliaro Corporon. Shaw's jazz clarinet solo was used in the 1940 Fred Astaire film Second Chorus and the published score reflects the abbreviated movie version. This recording features a reconstruction of the full work based on the 78 RPM recording. A review by William Nichols in The Clarinetist proclaims, "his phrasing in the Shaw is that of a jazz master: imaginative, tasty and subtle, and oh-so smooth. He possesses a liquid sweet sound and sophisticated manner that is truly seductive- a completely convincing performance and engaging listening experience" and describes McAllister's Black Dog saying "the clarinetist's very fleet-footed performance is as cleanly detailed and controlled as imaginable" and that "the dynamic range exhibited is remarkable, including pianissimo altissimo playing worthy of 1970's nirvana. The virtuosic elements of the work are precisely delivered by Nuccio and the North Texas Wind Symphony with a very impressive ease of execution."