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Born: January 26, 1928    Primary Instrument: Trombone

Dick Nash

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. Hanna's eyes light up saying “I want you to come back next week as I'm going to write something for you”. It turned out to be Nirvana which was the very first thing he recorded in this town and it sort of put Dick Nash on the map.

Dick was gaining a reputation as a high note player, having been invited to join in the weekly sessions at the famous Hoyt's Garage with the likes of Tommy Pederson, Lloyd Ulyate, Joe Howard, Harry Betts, Milt Bernhart and of course Hoyt Bohannon and it was Pederson who recommended him for the Freddy Martin Band. After 18 months, on the recommendation of his brother Ted, Dick found himself sitting beside Joe Howard on a Tennessee Ernie Summer Replacement TV show, followed by another TV show with Musical Director Frank DeVol....
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The Brothers Nash
Dick Nash/Ted nash
Liberty
1956

Soundtracks


Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
RCA
1959


Jazz Sound from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
RCA
1959


Music from Mr. Lucky
Henry Mancini
RCA
1958


The Pink Panther
Henry Mancini
Sony
2001


Breakfast At Tiffany's
Henry Mancini
RCA
1961


Charade
Henry Mancini
RCA
1963


The Great Race
Henry Mancini
Mancini Soundtracks
2001


Days of Wine and Roses
Henry Mancini
RCA
1995


Soundtrack from Hatari
Henry Mancini
RCA
2004


Roots
Quincy Jones
A&M
1997


Sabrina, Original Soundtrack
John Williams
MCA
1995

As Side Musican


Martinis With Mancini
Henry Mancini
RCA
1997


Mancini '67(The Big Band Sound)
Henry Mancini
RCA
2002


The Blues and the Beat
Henry Mancini
RCA
1998


Combo
Henry Mancini
RCA
1998


The Billy May Sessions
Nat King Cole
Blue Note
1993


Jam Session at the Tower
Ray Anthony
Capitol
1995


Back to Balboa
Stan Kenton
Blue Note
2004


Bursting Out with the All-Star Big Band!/The Swinging Brass
Oscar Peterson
Polygram
1996


Complete Harry James HI FI
Harry James
Import
2008


For the Love of Ella
Ella Fitzgerald
Polygram
1990


The Johnny Mercer Songbook
Ella Fitzgerald
Muze
2006


Art Pepper + Eleven
Art Pepper
Contemporary
2004


Louie Bellson's 7
Louis Bellson
Concord
1995


Miles Davis with Michel LeGrand
Miles Davis
Warner bros
1991


Round Midnight/Milestone
Miles Davis
Import
2005


Duets
Frank Sinatra
Capitol
1993


Swings
Shorty Rogers
Blue Bird
1958

The Johnny ever Greens
Russell Garcia
Fresh Sounds
2005


Tutti's Trombones
Tutti Camarata
Black Tulips
1992 BR>(Dick Nash featured)


Tutti's Trumpets and Trombones
Tutti Camarata
Avid
2003


Brass Nation
Michael Davis
Hip Bon
1995


Count Basie Anthology
Count Basie
Celopatra
2000


Music in the Miller Mood
Tex Beneke
Soundies
2000


Showstoppers
Barry Manalow
Arista
1991


The Shadow of Your Smile
Bobby Darin
Atlantic
1965


Anything Goes
Les Brown
USA Music
1994


Help Is on the Way
Melissa Manchester
Wounded Bird
2006


The Ultimate Anita O'Day
Anita O'Day
Verve
1999


Night at the Movies Up in Erroll's
Erroll Garner
Telarc
1996

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