As recorded on the great Basie-Straight Ahead album of 1968 by Count Basie, this swing outing features solid section and full ensemble writing, brass buckets, sax scoops, drum fills, and piano in the solo
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From the time-honored classic band repertoire comes this manageable arrangement of this cherished march for younger players. With regal-sounding tunes, persistent percussion, and solid harmonic scoring,
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Featuring the magical Nestico touch, this medium swing arrangement of an iconic standard evolves from a relaxed 2-beat in the beginning, to a jazz waltz in the middle, and finally straight-ahead swing
Although composed by Frank Loesser for the musical "Guys and Dolls," this tune became a jazz standard largely thanks to the recording by Miles Davis. Sammy Nestico shows that he's still the master of big
This is the authentic Nestico arrangement as recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra! Duke Ellington's famous chart just swings like crazy in any arrangement, but this one sets the standard. Featuring
As recorded by Count Basie on "Prime Time," here is the magnificent Nestico flag-waver to end all flag-wavers! Combine a wonderful standard tune with solos for piano and tenor along with some of Sammy's
Sammy Nestico pays tribute to his long-time friend and trombone icon, Bill Watrous, with this touching trombone solo feature of Mancini's Too Little Time from the soundtrack of the 1954 film "The
A tribute to the late, great, brilliant arranger and composer Sammy Nestico! This medium swing chart has written or improvised solos for trumpet, alto, tenor, and trombone. Superb writing provides sweet sax
Solidly in the Basie/Nestico tradition, this swing chart exemplifies the title's instructions...stay positive and Roll with the Punches. Written solos are provided for trombone, or optional
With a nod to the wonderful charts Sammy Nestico wrote for Count Basie, this medium swinger for advancing groups features the saxophones and trumpets in strong unison melodies. Additionally, written or
One for the Maestro is a relaxed swinger in the style of the great Count Basie/Sammy Nestico charts. In addition to the great McGuinness ensemble writing, written or improvised solo space is
In the relaxed swinging tradition of Sammy Nestico and Count Basie, the title refers to the conversation that begins in the melody as two groups call and respond to each other. Trumpet range is to
In the style of Sammy Nestico and Count Basie, this medium swing chart is full of nuances. Included is solo space for all saxes, trumpet 4, and trombone 1. At about 110 bpm, this is truly a wonderful chart