Acclaimed for his swinging work with the Count Basie Orchestra, Sammy Nestico is an award-winning composer, arranger, and educator. A trombonist in his youth, Nestico first emerged as a sideman and arranger with Charlie Barnet's big band before embarking on an over-15-year career in the military leading the prestigious Airmen of Note and the Marine Band. Following his service in the late '60s, he developed a fruitful relationship with Count Basie, arranging over ten albums with the legendary bandleader, including winning Grammys for 1981's Warm Breeze and 1983's 88 Basie Street. He also established himself as a go-to composer for film and television, as well as an in-demand arranger for such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Toni Tennille, and others. In the '90s, he branched out into university teaching, but has remained an ...
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Night Flight 1986 Night Flight
Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico 1998 Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
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