Dick Nash

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Richard Taylor "Dick" Nash (born January 26, 1928) is an American jazz trombonist most associated with the swing and big band genres.

He began playing brass instruments at ten. He became more interested in this after his parents died, and he was sent to Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Vermont. At Kurn Hattin Homes, the first instruments he studied were the trumpet and bugle.[1] His first professional work came in 1947 with bands like that of Tex Beneke. After time in the United States Army, where he served and played for a band, he joined Billy May's band. Later he became a first call studio musician in Los Angeles, California.[2] He was composer, conductor Henry Mancini's favorite trombonist, and was featured soloist on several Mancini soundtracks, beginning with Mr. Lucky and Peter Gunn. Nash's trombone is featured on the Theme From Hatari! from the soundtrack for the John Wayne film (1962), Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961), and The Days of Wine and Roses . In 1959 he played bass trombone on Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics.

Discography[edit]

With Henry Mancini

  • The Music from Peter Gunn (1959)
  • The Music from Mr. Lucky (1960)
  • Combo! 1960
  • The Blues and the Beat
  • Uniquely Mancini (1963)
  • Concert Sound of Henry Mancini (1964)
  • Latin Sound of Henry Mancini (1965)
  • Big Latin Band of Henry Mancini (1968)
  • Cop Show Themes (1976)
  • Lincoln Mayorga & Distinguished (1974)
  • Symphonic Soul
  • Theme from Z and Other Film Music
  • Theme Scene (1978)
  • Mancini Touch (1996)
  • Big Band Sounds (2000)

With Pete Rugolo

With Lalo Schifrin

With Erroll Garner

  • Close-Up in Swing (1961)
  • You Brought a New Kind of Love (1963)
  • Night at the Movies Up in Erroll's (1999)

With Oscar Peterson

  • Bursting Out with the All-Star Big Band (1959)
  • Swinging Brass (1996)

With Louie Bellson

  • Louie Bellson's 7 (1976)
  • Live at Concord Summer Festival (1995)

With Tex Beneke

  • Dancers Delight (1996)
  • Music in the Miller Mood (2000)

With Esquivel!

  • Four Corners of the World (1958)
  • Other Worlds Other Sounds (1958)

With Anita O'Day

  • Jazz 'Round Midnight (1954)
  • Trav'lin' Light (1961)

With others

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