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Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells Jingle Bells
arr. Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

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.

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Good Swing Wenceslas
Good Swing Wenceslas Good Swing Wenceslas
arr. Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

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

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A Minor Affair
A Minor Affair A Minor Affair
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

This minor blues chart explores a variety of colors within the full ensemble setting and features wonderful alto/trumpet and tenor/trombone lines. The overall effect will be enhanced by the guitarist comping... view details
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Orchids and Butterflies
Orchids and Butterflies Orchids and Butterflies
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Recorded on the SWR Big Band CD "Fun Time," this medium tempo ballad has an irresistible Latin beat. Trumpets double on flugelhorn and solo space is reserved for trumpet or flugelhorn and alto sax. Includes an... view details
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The Four of Us
The Four of Us The Four of Us
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Recorded by Count Basie as a feature for two trombones, Sammy's updated version now features four trombones out front and a strong ensemble chorus. Very highly recommended! ... view details
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88 Basie Street
88 Basie Street 88 Basie Street
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

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

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A New Day
A New Day A New Day
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

This bright jazz style chart was recorded on the "Fun Time" CD and requires a trumpet section with both delicacy and power. This chart contains solo work for trumpet and piano, along with some great ensemble... view details
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Fun Time
Fun Time Fun Time
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

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

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D'Ann
D'Ann D'Ann
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

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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Blue Samuel
Blue Samuel Blue Samuel
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Recorded on the SWR Big Band "Fun Time" CD and adapted from the tune Blue Daniel, this chart romps along in "four" instead of "three" and sounds harder than it is. It features a sax chorus and solos by... view details
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Samantha
Samantha Samantha
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Originally written for and played by Bud Shank, this showpiece for alto sax features a wide dynamic range and calls for a soft, smooth approach to background figures. Although written solo lines are provided... view details
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Strike up the Band
Strike up the Band Strike up the Band
George And Ira Gershwin/Arr. Nestico - Hal Leonard Corporation

From the Count Basie library, this classic flag-waver from the pen of Sammy Nestico is available again!  A true tour de force for every section of the band, this monster chart features blistering brass,... view details
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Ya Gotta Try
Ya Gotta Try Ya Gotta Try
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Perfect as an opener or closer, this chart will energize any concert...especially festival programs. While your competition searches high and low for obscure music to program, why not impress adjudicators by... view details
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Satin Doll
Satin Doll Satin Doll
Ellington & Strayhorn/arr. Sammy Nestico - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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

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The Spin Doctor
The Spin Doctor The Spin Doctor (Sweet Talkin)
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Tenor sax carries the primary soloing duties in this Nestico swinger for experienced ensembles, with the drummer adding some short solos after the full band shout to take the chart out strong. The rhythm... view details
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Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Georgia Brown Sweet Georgia Brown
arr. Sammy Nestico - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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

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Pleasin
Pleasin Pleasin
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Having a unique chord progression, this Basie flavored chart always keeps the beat in mind. It really heats up with some very interesting ensemble work from the midsection to the end. ... view details
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No Time Like the Present
No Time Like the Present No Time Like the Present
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Featured on the Quincy Jones-Sammy Nestico CD "Basie and Beyond," this medium tempo swing journey covers every aspect of the big band jazz experience: a brass section chorus, two sax section choruses, room for... view details
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Endless Summer
Endless Summer Endless Summer
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Master composer Sammy Nestico showcases his many sides in this chart featuring four sections. They include a classical introduction, a jazz waltz, a swinging four, and back to the introduction to wrap it up.... view details
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Georgia on My Mind
Georgia on My Mind Georgia on My Mind
Hoagy Carmichael/arr. Sammy Nestico - Hal Leonard Corporation

From Ray Charles to Doc Severinson, everyone has a different approach to this bluesy ballad, but nobody does it like Sammy Nestico! When he adds his masterful touch, the result is a chart that is destined to... view details
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Smack Dab in the Middle
Smack Dab in the Middle Smack Dab in the Middle
Charles Calhoun/Arr. Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

This iconic blues tune has been set by Sammy Nestico in an unforgettable chart that features various combos within a big band setting. The keys alternate between F and A-flat, there are two sax soli choruses,... view details
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Marguarite
Marguarite Marguarite
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

With an auxiliary percussion part and flugelhorn doubles in three of the four trumpet parts, this bright jazz samba features plenty of full band writing in a convincing Latin style and solo space for tenor,... view details
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High Five
High Five High Five
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Swinging hard and featuring lots of satisfying full ensemble work, this great chart was originally recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra and later completely revised for the SWR Big Band CD "Basie-cally... view details
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After You've gone
After You've gone After You've gone
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Marked "easy does it" at the start, this laid back swinger opens with a sax soli supported by bucket muted brass figures. Solos for piano and/or guitar appear throughout, and the chart concludes with a warm,... view details
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