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Richard Taylor Nash, for the best part of half a century Dick Nash has been 'first call' in the Hollywood studios, working with such great composers as Alfred Newman, Henry Mancini and John Williams, to name but a few. the well known studio musician, considered by composer, conductor Henry Mancini as his favorite trombonist, writing several arragments often featuring Dick as soloist on his soundtracks. Frank Capp also from the New England area, recommended Nash to conductor Ken Hanna who ran a regular Sunday afternoon rehearsal band. One of the trombone players couldn't make it so Dick sat in. Hanna pulled out a trombone feature which ended with a cadenza and Dick feeling a little frisky, went up to a double G and nailed it


Article: Album Review

Cat Conner: Cat House

Read "Cat House" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On Cat House, the follow-up to her superb debut album, Cat Tales, California-based vocalist Cat Conner shows again that she has the astuteness and chops to leave many other contemporary jazz vocalists floundering in her wake and gasping for air. This time around, Conner has chosen a baker's dozen of what she calls her “lucky tunes," ...


Article: Album Review

Zoot Sims: Compatibility

Read "Compatibility" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Nella variegata carriera di Zoot Sims, questo CD da tempo introvabile occupa uno spazio artisticamente non trascurabile anche se misconosciuto. Ha fatto bene la Delmark a ristampare, con tutte le sue alternative takes, questa seduta di registrazione del 1955,che lo vede impegnato al fianco del trombettista Hal Daniels. Quest'ultimo compone ed arrangia la ...


Article: Interview

Ted Nash: The Goal Is Creativity

Read "Ted Nash: The Goal Is Creativity" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

A New York City morning often starts early, sometimes 6 a.m., for this musician who is trying to elongate the hours available in a day. There's a lot to get to. Practicing the saxophone or flute. Sitting down to go through the elusive and demanding task of writing music worthy of the plateau, which these days ...


News: Obituary

Wife of Famed Trombonist Dick Nash Dies

Wife of Famed Trombonist Dick Nash Dies

Barbara Ryan Nash Hello friends. I am sad to announce that my wife Barbara passed away on New Years Eve at 11:00 PM. She spent the day leading up to her death communicating to us well, and passed peacefully after several weeks of struggling with various medical problems. Thank you for your friendship and love. Dick ...


News: Performance / Tour

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

If mainstream jazz has what could be considered an ambassador in 2009, it's Wynton Marsalis. A member of jazz royalty practically from the moment he could hold a horn, Marsalis rolled into the sprawling Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Saturday night with his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, a taut, 15-piece group he's directed since ...


News: Award / Grant

Dick Nash Receives 2008 ITA Award

Dick Nash Receives 2008 ITA Award

The ITA Board of Directors, Board of Advisors and Council of Past Presidents have voted Dick Nash, legendary trombonist of the Los Angeles recording industry, to receive the 2008 ITA Award. Since his 1953 arrival to Los Angeles, he has been featured in countless recordings with artists that include Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Nat ...


Theme from Hatari

Label: RCA Records
Released: 2004


Chances Are It Swings

Label: RCA Victor
Released: 1972
Track listing: Chances Are; No Such Luck; It's Not For Me To Say; Lilac Chiffon; I Just Don't Know; Who Needs You. Everybody Loves A Lover; Come To Me; My Very Good Friend In The Looking Glass; You Know How It Is; A Very Special Love; Teacher, Teacher.


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