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
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
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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