"Those who?ve been wondering, if indeed there are any, will be pleased to learn that Sammy Nestico hasn?t lost his touch. Now in his 78th year, Count Basie?s former Grammy-winning chief arranger can still write persuasive charts that swing at the drop of a high-hat, which he does more often than not." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ A swinging musical treasure from a true jazz legend! Sammy Nestico is a big band legend in every sense of the word. Every big band musician in the world ? both amateur and professional ? has played his charts at some time or another. Nestico recorded ten albums with the Basie ensemble, many of which showcased his masterpieces (such as "Basie Straight Ahead," "Hay Burner" and "Magic Flea"), and won four Grammy Awards in the process. The enthusiastic response (from critics and fans alike) to the first collaboration, and the positive musical and personal chemistry, made it inevitable for Sammy Nestico and the SWR Big Band to work together again.