From the Basie-Straight Ahead album of 1968 featuring the legendary Count Basie, Harold Jones, Grover Mitchell, Marshall Royal, and Freddie Green. Highlights here include a recurring alto sax/trumpet duet,
Adapted from the version he penned for The Count Basie Orchestra, Sammy Nestico brings the signature style and familiar strains to this fabulous version for developing bands. The solo spots for piano are
Recorded by Count Basie on the album Have a Nice Day, this expressive ballad is a study in subtle ensemble textures and colors, with muted brass, delicate piano fills, and a directed ending that closes in a
Sammy's unparalleled craftsmanship is evident in this masterpiece for younger jazz groups. In one tempo throughout, there's a hint of "march style" and more than a hint of solid ensemble writing.
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