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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This is an awesome Mingus double-time swing chart in the original version as recorded on the Mingus Big Band 93 CD. It kicks off with a hot bari sax intro, features some really tight licks, an
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
There's a lot of energy lurking in this samba chart played at about 170 bpm. There are written solos provided for all saxes and brass, a great sax soli, a developing interlude, and a lead trumpet range to
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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