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Sammy Nestico, one of the most important figures in the evolution of the big band sound, has arranged this holiday classic for the Count Basie Orchestra recording A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas.
After a 35-year hiatus, Grammy-winning composer and arranger Sammy Nestico has joined forces with the Count Basie Orchestra to arrange this chart for their A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas CD. This
Originally written for the Sammy Nestico Dark Orchid recording and later reprised on A Portrait of Sammy, this iconic swing chart gives all the solo work to piano, first in the opening 48 measures, then
A Little Blues, Please is an easy version of the blues with a slight harmonic twist. Almost all of the work is performed by sections rather than the full ensemble. This chart doesn't call for
First recorded in 1968 on the Count Basie album, Basie Straight Ahead, this version has been given a whole new treatment and features alto sax, trombone and an optional baritone sax solo. The harmonic
This beautiful bossa/ballad features flugelhorn and was recorded on the Fun Time CD. The rhythm is in a bossa nova style with some beautiful ensemble orchestration and interesting chord changes. Highly
Penned by Sammy Nestico, this chart is a relaxed moderate blues. Written for the Basie/Nestico collaboration on the album Basie-Straight Ahead, it's perfect for advancing groups. It is also a great chart
Sammy Nestico wrote this classic chart for the Count Basie Orchestra and it was recorded on the album Basie - Straight Ahead. An approachable chart for advancing groups, this minor blues outing features