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
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
Produced by John Clayton and Michael Sweeney, and conducted by John Clayton, here is a terrific CD of arrangements by John Clayton, Sammy Nestico and Mike Tomaro all for vocal soloists with big band.
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
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
As recorded on the great Basie-Straight Ahead album of 1968 by Count Basie, this swing outing features solid section and full ensemble writing, brass buckets, sax scoops, drum fills, and piano in the solo
As a tribute to Charlie Barnet's signature tune here is a stunning flag-waver from the master himself. Sammy joined the Charlie Barnet band on trombone in 1946, and he specifically chose this tune to "give
This uptempo original swings hard and lays right in the pocket, a tribute to the great Sammy Nestico. There are solo sections for trumpet and tenor along with some very dynamic
With a nod to the wonderful charts Sammy Nestico wrote for Count Basie, this medium swinger for advancing groups features the saxophones and trumpets in strong unison melodies. Additionally, written or
One for the Maestro is a relaxed swinger in the style of the great Count Basie/Sammy Nestico charts. In addition to the great McGuinness ensemble writing, written or improvised solo space is