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Jingle Bells Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Jingle Bells Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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 Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Good Swing Wenceslas Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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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The Blues Machine Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover The Blues Machine Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
The Blues Machine The Blues Machine
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

First written for the Count Basie Orchestra in 1983 and later revised for the Sammy Nestico CD "This is the Moment," this great blues tune features an extended, three chorus soli for the sax section. Alto sax... view details
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Katie Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Katie Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
Katie Katie
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Crafted in a nice, straight-eighth feel at a comfortable pace, this ballad features written solos for piano and alto saxophone, very reasonable brass ranges, and a full ensemble climax before the quiet finish.... view details
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A Minor Affair Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover A Minor Affair Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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 Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Orchids and Butterflies Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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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88 Basie Street Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover 88 Basie Street Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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 Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover A New Day Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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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A Little Blues, Please Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover A Little Blues, Please Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
A Little Blues, Please A Little Blues, Please
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

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

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Softly from My Window Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Softly from My Window Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
Softly from My Window Softly from My Window
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

In this beautiful ballad showcase for alto saxophone soloist, with written solo lines provided, the overall goal is to play with great warmth. The dramatic pyramid section entrances into the full ensemble... view details
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Blue Samuel Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Blue Samuel Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
Blue Samuel Blue Samuel
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.
Editors Choice Selection
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 Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Samantha Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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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Pick Yourself Up Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Pick Yourself Up Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
Pick Yourself Up Pick Yourself Up
Jerome Kern/arr. Sammy Nestico - Hal Leonard Corporation
Editors Choice Selection

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

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The Spin Doctor Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover The Spin Doctor Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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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Pleasin Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Pleasin Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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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This Is the Moment This Is the Moment (Young Version)
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Set in a classic Basie style, this swing outing reserves solo space for trumpet, alto and piano. Trumpets double on optional flugelhorns, and lots of full ensemble writing serves as a great confidence builder... view details
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Reachin' for a Rainbow Reachin' for a Rainbow
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Reachin' for a Rainbow features a crisp style and includes short rhythmic figures that are played very short. Optional parts are included for lower 3rd and 4th trumpet parts if the written lines are too... view details
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No Time Like the Present Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover No Time Like the Present Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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 Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Endless Summer Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
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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If I Were a Bell Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover If I Were a Bell Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
If I Were a Bell If I Were a Bell
Frank Loesser/arr. Sammy Nestico - Hal Leonard Corporation
Editors Choice Selection

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

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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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Kiji Takes a Ride! Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Kiji Takes a Ride! Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
Kiji Takes a Ride! Kiji Takes a Ride!
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Originally recorded on the Sammy Nestico CD "This is the Moment," this revised arrangement does not call for flutes, woodwinds, French horns or tuba, although some additional parts are required for second... view details
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Sorry, Wrong Number Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Sorry, Wrong Number Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
Sorry, Wrong Number Sorry, Wrong Number
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Opening with ad lib piano and trombone solos, this bright jazz swinger features supercharged full band writing that's propelled to an unforgettable finish by some explosive drum kicks. Terrific festival and... view details
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Swingin' on the Orient Express Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover Swingin' on the Orient Express Jazz Ensemble sheet music cover
Swingin' on the Orient Express Swingin' on the Orient Express
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

With an additional part for temple blocks and vibes, this colorful swing journey features a great trumpet section soli and plenty of full ensemble writing that will keep everyone on their toes. Soloing... view details
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