Skip To My Lou - Frank Macchia


Piccolo solos, trading, and it finishes with a piccolo soli!

Featuring Sal Lozano, Bob Sheppard, Frank Macchia, Jay Mason on Piccolos
from the CD "Folk Songs for Jazzers, available at

Frank puts together some incredible big bands for his arrangements.  I only wish they were more accessible to your average reading big band.  There's just too many doubles.

Surprise autograph!


I ordered Sammy's new CD at the tail end of the year.  I knew it was coming via USPS this week, so every day I anxiously ran to the mail, only to be disappointed.  

Well it finally came in Saturday.  When I first opened it, I noticed it wasn't shrink wrapped.  I opened it up and to my surprise it was autographed!

Looking forward to digging into Sammy's music and this great all-star LA big band!

Sammy Nestico, arranger & conductor. Saxophones & Woodwinds: Dan Higgins, Sal Lozano, Pete Christlieb, Tom Scott, Gene Cipriano. Trumpets: Gary Grant, Rick Baptist, Wayne Bergeron, Warren Luening. Trombones: Charlie Loper, Andy Martin, Dick Nash, Phil Teele (bass). Rhythm: Tom Ranier (piano), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Trey Henry (bass), Dean Parks (guitar), Emil Richards (vibes & percussion), Alex Acuna (percussion). 


Sammy's site