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Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Volume  37 (Sammy Nestico)
Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Volume 37 (Sammy Nestico) Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Volume 37 (Sammy Nestico)
Jamey Aebersold - Jamey Aebersold Jazz

Sammy Nestico's charts have been played by more high school, college and professional big bands than anyone. Here's a chance to become intimately familiar with these tunes. This volume will permit more... view details
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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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The Blues Machine
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
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
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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Portrait of a Trumpet
Portrait of a Trumpet Portrait of a Trumpet
Sammy Nestico/arr. Charles Decker - Kendor Music, Inc.

This grade 4 brass quintet arrangement of the popular jazz-flavored trumpet solo by legendary composer and arranger Sammy Nestico showcases a solo trumpet and was originally dedicated by Nestico to the

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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 Little Blues, Please
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
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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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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The Queen Bee
The Queen Bee The Queen Bee
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Penned by Sammy Nestico, this chart is a relaxed moderate blues. Written for the Basie/Nestico collaboration on the album Basie-Straight Ahead, it's perfect for advancing groups. It is also a great chart

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Switch in Time
Switch in Time Switch in Time
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Sammy Nestico wrote this classic chart for the Count Basie Orchestra and it was recorded on the album Basie - Straight Ahead. An approachable chart for advancing groups, this minor blues outing features

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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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Hay Burner
Hay Burner Hay Burner
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.
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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,

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Mack the Knife
Mack the Knife Mack the Knife
Kurt Weill/arr. Sammy Nestico - Alfred Music Publishing

What a chart! Sammy Nestico has crafted the ultimate version of this great standard. It's an ensemble showcase that provides a worthwhile challenge for every section and features a shout chorus that finishes... view details
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Front Burner
Front Burner Front Burner
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Here's Sammy's great chart in a medium blues shuffle composed for the Basie band. Hey...it's Sammy Nestico...it's fantastic! You won't want to miss this great chart! ... view details
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Christmas: The Joy and Spirit
Christmas: The Joy and Spirit Christmas: The Joy and Spirit
arr. Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

This belongs in the library of every jazz ensemble! It's an exceptionally functional, very playable collection of eight individual traditional carols, uniquely arranged by Sammy Nestico in a fresh, appealing... view details
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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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