Friday, September 16, 2016

The Brothers Nash

Ted (tenor sax and flute) and Dick (trombone) both played in big bands and television soundtracks in Los Angeles/Hollywood. Ted was a featured soloist w/ Les Brown in the mid-'40s ; Dick played prominently w/ Glen Gray and Billy May's Orchestras. Both have freelanced for years and continue to play studio sessions for TV and movies. Both are excellent jazzmen.
Michael G. Nastos

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The Nash brothers were born in Somerville, Massachusetts, but they were separated and brought up independently. Still, they found the same innate attraction for music and went about developing it. Ted’s background on flute, piccolo, clarinet, and all the saxes, and Dick’s full-bodied, exciting style on trombone, made them the perfect addition to any orchestra. You can hear why in these, their only recordings together, and a fitting tribute to their reunion. They are an homage to their extensive career in the big band jazz and popular fields, and a reminder of their constant work at the Hollywood recording studios.

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The Brothers


1 Whim Wham (Comstock)  2:47
2 South Of Brazil (Comstock)  2:50
3 Passion Girl (Comstock)  3:08
4 Taylor Talks (Comstock)  2:31
5 Frantica (Comstock)  2:59
6 Nightfall (Comstock)  3:25
7 The Grabber (Comstock)  1:56
8 Laurel (Comstock)  3:29
9 Footloose (Comstock)  2:13
10 Starlight (Comstock)  2:57
11 Less Sand And More Cement (Comstock)  2:10
12 Languid Latin (Comstock)  3:14
13 I Remember You (Schertzinger, Mercer)  2:45
14 We’ll Be Together Again (Fisher, Laine)  2:35
15 Juntos (Comstock)  2:52
16 Prelude To A Kiss (Ellington)  2:25
17 The Bad And The Beautiful (Raskin)  2:36
18 I Could Write A Book (Rodgers, Hart)  2:01
19 Back In Your Own Backyard (Jolson, Rose, Dreyer)  2:07
20 For Heaven’s Sake (Mayer, Bretton, Edwards)  2:25
21 Cuban Verandah (Harrington)  2:32
22 The Nearness Of You (Washington, Carmichael)  2:23
23 Night Soliloquy (Kenan)  3:05
24 You Are Too Beautiful (Rodgers, Hart)  2:06


[# 1-6]
Ted Nash - as, ts, fl, piccolo
Dick Nash - tb
Tony Rizzi - g
Morty Corb - b
Alvin Stoller - dr
Recorded Capitol Studios, Hollywood ; July 1954
[# 7-12]
Same personnel as above, but Rolly Bundock replaces Corb on bass.
[# 13-14]
Ted Nash - as, ts, ss, bars, fl, cl, piccolo
Dick Nash - tb
Tony Rizzi - g
Jimmy Rowles - p
Harry Babasin - b
Roy Harte - dr
Recorded at Western Recorders, Hollywood ; December 1, 1955 &  April 6, 1956


Foth said...

Thanks Mel.....where on earth do you find these albums?

johnp said...

Brilliant stuff-many thanks!

Phillip said...

Astonishing and amazing: a very big thank you.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant - thank you very much, mel.

Anonymous said...

Our dearest Ted Nash has passed away May 12th 2011.
Well done tribute!


danair said...

Missed it first time round, thank you for the reup.

neil said...

I echo danair's comment; many thanks for the re-up, mel...

woolfnotes said...

Thanks Baruch, I figured it out...

deGallo said...

Got this from before...forgot to thank thank you very much. Marvelous!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

jazzandylan said...

Many thanks Mel!

Melanchthon said...

jazzandylan said...

Hi Mel. Many thanks for your quick response to my request.

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

another rarity, thank you.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

I've probably heard these guys but didn't even know it. I love trombone so this should be great. Thank you!