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.

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